Writing the Book Proposal

WRITING X 424.13

Develop a solid draft of a winning book proposal that captures your project, your style, and your voice.


What you can learn.

  • Learn how writers and agents use book proposals to sell fleshed-out book concepts
  • Explore the basics of strong book proposals, including standard expectations and best practices
  • Focus on actionable steps as you turn your book idea into a compelling proposal
  • Leave class with a book proposal draft in progress and an understanding of your next steps

About this course:

A book proposal is a necessary sales tool in today’s publishing world. It is the key to winning over the gatekeepers of the industry while serving as a useful assessment for better understanding your work and where it fits in to the marketplace. Whether you have written a complete memoir, have outlined a book of creative nonfiction, or have an idea for a book on personal development, this course will ground you in the basics of traditional proposal structure, expectations and best practices, with an experienced guide walking you through each component in actionable steps. Each writer completing the four-day intensive will come away with a solid draft of a winning proposal, connections to a broader writing community, and deeper insight of their respective style, voice, and material.

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