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Writing Your Query Letter & Novel Proposal Independent Study Workshop

Format: Spiral Bound

SKU# W2557

Writing Your Novel Proposal & Query Letter: An Independent Study Course

Crafting the perfect query and novel proposal can be a challenge. Let this independent study workshop teach you to write queries with slant, clarity and impact. Gain better understanding of ways to showcase your novel or nonfiction book's assets and qualities. Plus discover how to develop the perfect proposal package that will capture the attention of your target editors and agents.

This course is presented in spiral-bound workbook format. You can work at your own pace, reading lessons as many times as you'd like, and working through the accompanying lecture supplements, creative exercises, and writing assignments.

Required Reading:
Give 'Em What They Want: The Right Way to Pitch Your Novel to Editors and Agents
by Blythe Camenson & Marshall J. Cook

Novel & Short Story Writer's Marketby Alice Pope

In this course you will learn:
  • How the publishing process works
  • What literary agents do, and how to find the right agent for you and your novel
  • The components of a successful query letter
  • The difference between a synopsis and an outline, and when to use each
  • How to format your manuscript for submission
  • How to secure publication – including what to do if you are offered representation by an agent, and what to expect when you're a client
  • How to find the right market for your book
  • How to adjust your query for different venues
  • How to polish your query letter to get the best response

Who should take this course:
  • Novelists who are ready to develop a proposal package to submit for publication
  • Graduates of other beginner level workshops
  • Fiction and nonfiction writers who have completed their novel
  • Writers who are ready to acquire the understanding and skills needed to craft successful queries
  • Those who want to work with a Published Author whose excellent query letters have contributed greatly to their success

View the Table of Contents for more details.
SKU W2557
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Spiral Bound
ISBN 13 9781599633978

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