on the craft:: Writing a winning book proposal. It's never easy
but if you are working with Marcela Landres in a Learning Annex
course, it is worth the effort.
:: The Book Proposal - what does it take?
Landres teaches a workshop every month for the Learning Annex
in Manhattan. All the details you would need for any of her
workshops are on Marcela's
site. Once you are at this site, click on Workshops
for more detailed information.
up for the next workshop and then head to your local writing
conference and tackle the best literary agent you find. If you
are going to be in Florida in June, sign up for WordSmitten's
Writing Workshop on June
9, 2007. Marcela Landres and Margo
Hammond (of The BookBabes fame) will be conducting workshops.
How to Write a Knockout Book Proposal
Sponsored by the Learning Annex, Course 427DNY, Section Z
:: Workshop Overview
and editors don’t have time to read entire manuscripts.
So how do they choose which writers they want to work with?
Proposals. Regardless of whether you have a book for adults
or children, in fiction or nonfiction, you need a strong proposal.
But while many writers invest a significant amount of time,
energy and money in crafting their manuscripts, few know how
to compose a proper proposal.
this class, you will learn:
:: Why 90% of submissions are rejected based on the cover
:: The single most reliable—and free!—resource
for finding a good agent
:: Three common, yet easily avoidable, mistakes writers make
:: A proposal’s true purpose and it is not what you
might think—the main objective of a book proposal is
not to demonstrate an author's writing talent
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Check the schedule for day/time changes.
School for the Physical City
East 25th Street (between Madison and Park Ave)
New York City, NY
WHO: Marcela Landres is an Editorial Consultant who was formerly
an editor at Simon & Schuster and is the creator of Latinidad,
which was chosen as one of the 101 Best Web Sites for Writers
by Writer’s Digest Magazine. A member of the Women’s
Media Group, she has acted as a judge for the PEN/Beyond Margins
Award and speaks frequently for organizations such as the Romance
Writers of America.
REGISTER: Call 212-371-0280 or visit http://www.learningannex.com/
and search for “427DNY”
heading to Manhattan soon? If you are not able to attend these
workshops, and yet you have a completed manuscript in an area
of interest to this notable editor, send a professionally written
query letter (just a one-page query, and we are not
kidding--if you don't know how to do this, click
here first and then send your query) to:
Writer's Digest 101 Best Web Sites for Writers
Getting a Lit Permit
:: Finding a literary agent
the Cover Letter
Attending a writing conference
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