Though usually only applicable for nonfiction, knowing how to write a whiz-bang book proposal will hone your self-promotion skills and help you to outline and formalize a general idea into a saleable book.
By Tami Kamin Meyer Posted on Tuesday, November 6, In the fall ofI was thrilled to be hired for a freelance writing opportunity that suited me perfectly. As a longtime practicing attorney and freelance writer, I relish writing posts where I can marry my passions of law and writing.
Not long into my tenure, I started noticing typographical and grammatical errors had been edited into my articles prior to publication. For example, misplaced commas were inserted in my copy, transforming an otherwise well-structured sentence into a stilted, sometimes convoluted mess.
When I was younger and less experienced, I sometimes reddened when editors red-lined dating myself here content that called for improvement.
Fortunately, I am no longer so wedded to my words. As time went on, I continued to notice odd insertions in my articles. Oftentimes, my polite inquiries to my editor were ignored.
It is my name on that byline and I was determined to get those errors corrected quickly. Eventually I found the right person to make the fixes, no questions asked.
That person was in IT, however. It quickly became apparent I was not only going to have to read my articles immediately upon being posting online, but I was going to have to ask the IT person to make corrections.
The editor never once questioned me about it, although a few times I expressed frustration to her and our boss.
As annoying as this became, I enjoyed the work so much that I decided to take the good with the bad. At least I had found a way to minimize the damage. I was looking forward to the piece and soon as it was posted online, I clicked onto it.
My heart palpitated, but not out of joy.
Along with the usual inserted grammatical errors, it included facts that, due to my research, I believed to be untrue. OK, wait a minute, I told myself. Because I was on Eastern Standard Time and my coworkers were in California, I figured they were still in the middle of their workday.
For the time being, I gave her the benefit of the doubt that in an effort to strengthen my article, she inserted information pertinent to my piece that somehow, I had not found. I could not, in good conscience, let that happen. I logged onto the company web site to contact the IT person to make the needed changes.
Much to my chagrin, neither he nor the editor were logged in. The weekend was fast approaching and the article could not continue to circulate as posted. Fortunately, the company CEO logged on.
I frantically reached out to him, requesting an immediate edit of my piece. He asked how the article was incorrect. I responded in detail, and he made the required edits. Fortunately, the corrections showed up immediately. While I was thrilled the article was fixed, I recognized the problem itself had not been.
I asked him how he felt about inaccurate information being purposefully injected into articles.A book proposal should include each of the following sections, in this order: 1. Introduction/Overview: In my opinion, this is the most important part of a book proposal.
It’s a broad introduction to you and your concept, and a hard pitch on why your book needs to be published. Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning..
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Zoroastrianism is the Persian monotheistic fideist religion founded by Zarathustra (cc BCE) and which teaches that good must be chosen over evil in order to achieve salvation. She is a nonfiction book editor and doctor, proposal consultant, and an Author Coach and Trainer as well as a Book and Blog Coach.
Some of her clients have sold ,+ copies of their books and been published by major publishing houses.
In this guest post Nina Amir, author of 'How to Blog a Book' poses some provoking questions that anyone embarking on writing a non-fiction book should ask themselves. Inspiration hits. The light bulb goes on. Prepare a Pitch This all-important two- or three-sentence summary of your writing project has a dual purpose: to describe the book's genre and basic premise, and to intrigue the consultant.
A well-crafted pitch tantalizes with a hook .