"Your plotting program is amazingly easy to understand 
and pushed my fiction story to a new level."

Break into Fiction


“This book is for pantsers like me (writing by seat of pants), as well as plotters.” Lana Hechtman Ayers, Amazon
“These writers know their business and, what’s more, know how to explain it. Break into Fiction® is solidly grounded in storytelling fundamentals, but then goes much farther into the practical detail that determines whether your book will bring a check or a rejection slip.”Jon Franklin, two time Pulitzer Prize winner
“I'm stunned at how well an entire story arc came together in just two days. I'm eager, now, to apply the templates to the books I've been revising for -- mm -- ever, I think. I suspect I'll discover I've been revising the wrong bits for the wrong reasons all this time."Marcella Burnard, pre-published
“If you've studied or use Discovering Story Magic, Larry Brooks's Story Engineering, Blake Snyder's Save the Cat!, or Donald Maas's Writing Breakout Novel/Fire in Fiction, you need to add Buckham/Love's Break Into Fiction to your desktop how-to collection. I highly recommend it!”Maddy, Amazon

Break into Fiction, Nonfiction Series

Break into Fiction

USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham & New York Times bestseller Dianna Love


What does it take to sell a novel to New York houses or to build a substantial reader base by releasing books as an Indie author?

The simple answer is because “they wrote a saleable book.”

Sounds simple, right?   But how do YOU write a great book that readers and editors will enjoy? 

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you locate – and fix – weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. What’s the point in having five, ten or fifty mediocre books finished?

The sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time.

Written by a New York Times bestseller Dianna Love and USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction. This book is based on the popular workshops taught in the US and internationally to all levels of writers and even a double Pulitzer Prize winner.


“The questions make you think. Harder, and then harder. Fresh ideas pop into your head, and-- voila--your characters come to life as real people with deep-seated issues, and your plot thickens. Where was this book when I needed it nine drafts ago?”

~~Joy  S, Amazon Verified Purchase

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NOTE: The print version of this book is 8.5” x 11” to make copying worksheets easy.  


Here’s a look inside Break Into Fiction®, including a sample worksheet that is for any type of writer.  Once you have ‘your process,’ go with it. Yours is unique to you and you should never plot or write by the seat of your pants unless that works for you!




This is the book you need to create a novel. Why? Because we have spent many years and thousands of hours analyzing commercial fiction for one purpose: to discover what it takes to turn a story idea into a marketable novel. The result of all this work was the creation of Break Into Fiction®, a Template Teaching Series that simplifies the process of how to build a full story with realistic characters.

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