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spotlight 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?

Marcela 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.

Sign 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

Agents 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.

In this class, you will learn:

:: Why 90% of submissions are rejected based on the cover letter alone
:: 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

WHEN: :: Welcome to WordSmitten Media::
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Check the schedule for day/time changes.

School for the Physical City
55 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”

Not 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:

Marcela Landres
Editorial Consultant

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More Writing Tips

:: Getting a Lit Permit
:: Finding a literary agent
:: Writing the Cover Letter
:: Promoting your book
:: Attending a writing conference
:: Fundamental Writing Tips

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