Writing the Book Proposal

WRITING X 424.13WS

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

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In-Person
Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0

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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM PT
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Instructor: Shawna Kenney
389890
Fee:
$985.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Feb 23, 2023
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course meets in person at the designated class meeting time and location. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. 
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 23, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Fri Feb 24, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Sat Feb 25, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE
Discussion
Sun Feb 26, 2023
10:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121DE

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