A strong novel proposal is your key to the world of publishing. Whether you are looking for an agent or marketing your latest completed work, a solid proposal is necessary to open the doors to those who can propel your writing career to a reality. But what, exactly, goes into a proposal? And how do you know if it is compelling enough to capture the reader’s attention? What makes one proposal better than another? How do I separate myself from the midst of the pack?
On April 30th I’ll once again be offering my online class, Writing a Killer Book Proposal. This 4 week online class combines written instruction with hands-on coaching to help you craft a proposal worthy of the book it represents.
- Week One: The Elements of a Powerful Proposal
- Week Two: Writing the Query Letter and Synopsis
- Week Three: Making Your Sample Chapters Sing
- Week Four: Researching and Selecting Your Targets
By the end of the class you will have drafted a complete proposal – from cover letter to sample chapters – and will have selected a first wave of editors/agents to receive your proposal.
Students receive a written lesson each week, as well as a homework assignment. A weekly phone call gives us time to discuss and review the assignments in detail as well as answer any questions the client might have for that week.
Start Date: April 30th
Space Available: 15 students