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steven-robert-travers's picture
Feb.05.2011
A Book Proposal How athletics motivates men and women to succeed in business and in life   What is it about sports that we not only love so much, but consider so important? Perhaps it is because in sports we have defined winners and losers and therefore a satisfactory "ending." This may...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.15.2010
As we move into the third week of Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN), we turn our attention to building platform—a built-in readership for your book or any other product you might want to sell. Every aspiring author or businessperson (writers are businesspeople) needs a platform. In fact, an...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.14.2010
Any aspiring author who has every written a book proposal—or considered writing a book proposal—has wondered what might set theirs apart from the hundreds that show up on an agent’s or acquisition editor’s desk each day. I’ve heard about all sorts of new tactics used to gain attention; most...
geri-spieler's picture
Jun.08.2010
If you are serious about selling your book then you have to be serious about writing an outstanding book proposal. Otherwise no matter how superior your writing, if an agent or publisher isn't impressed with your proposal you won't get to the next step: requesting your book. Those of you who know...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.01.2009
Are your hands posed over the keyboard ready to begin? Are you waiting, as if for the gun to go off so you can start writing your book, e-book, article, essay, query letter, proposal, or whatever work of nonfiction you’ve chosen to create during the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFiN) 2009...
anthony-flacco's picture
Oct.15.2009
Dear Fellow Writers --          I felt hesitant and anxious before beginning the process of gathering industry quotes with my co-author Sharlene Martin for "Publish Your Nonfiction Book." Still, the November release date from Writer's Digest books was around the corner.  It isn't often in...
andy-ross's picture
Sep.12.2009
 The Art of the Pitch  There are some excellent books out on how to write book proposals, how to find an agent and how to get published. But I am here to give some tips as well. It is a tough world out there. And if you aren’t a disgraced ex-governor of Alaska, it is pretty hard to get a book...
josie-brown's picture
Dec.15.2008
 Recently I wrote about another author's (very) final response to the rejections of her manuscript: it was to bury it with a formal funeral. The act of creating characters, plot and emotion consumes a  writer's body, mind and soul. So yes, I'm glad she found the catharsis she sought in that act....
james-buchanan's picture
Nov.12.2008
As I worked on a book proposal for a nonfiction book that I would like to write it became obvious to me that I needed to better hone what the book is about. It is not a broad subject. Rather it is narrowly focused on the Americans who volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War of the mid 1930s...
alan-goldsher's picture
Sep.02.2008
I've written several jillion book proposal for several jillion non-fiction projects, but T.J. & Dave's Road To Pottawattamie: An Improvised Novel is probably the one I'm most proud of. It's a collaboration with Chicago improvisational comics T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi, and it's cutting...