Albert Zuckerman, legendary literary agent, has worked with many bestselling authors, including Ken Follett, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, Michael Lewis, and F. Paul Wilson. Zuckerman is a master at teaching writers the skills necessary to crack the bestseller list.
For this revised edition of "e;Writing the Blockbuster Novel,"e; Zuckerman has added an analysis of Nora Roberts's "e;The Witness,"e; which he uses along with classic books like "e;Gone With the Wind "e;and "e;The Godfather, "e;to illustrate his points. Zuckerman's commentary on Ken Follett's working outlines for "e;The Man From St. Petersburg "e;provide a blueprint for building links between plot and character. A new introduction discusses social media and self-publishing.
"e;Writing the Blockbuster Novel"e; is an essential tool for any aspiring author. As Dan Brown said in an interview: "e;Not long ago, I had an amusing experience meeting the author of a book I received as a gift nearly two decades ago a book that in many ways changed my life. I was halfway through writing my first novel when I was given a copy of "e;Writing the Blockbuster Novel."e; Zuckerman's] book helped me complete my manuscript and get it published. When] I met Mr. Zuckerman for the first time. I gratefully told him that he had helped me. He jokingly replied that he planned to tell everyone that he had helped me write "e;The Da Vinci Code."e;"e;