Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Blue Heron Publishing
ISBN: 9780936085456
Size: 10,62 MB
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Innovative guide to writing book proposals that sell. A boon to writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and agents. Step-by-step, Lyon takes the reader through the process of preparing a succinct, targeted marketing plan for a nonfiction book. Through copious examples, she demonstrates what to do -- and what not to do -- to get the positive attention of editors, agents, and publishers.

Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write Revised And Updated

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440624658
Size: 14,76 MB
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Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers

Manuscript Makeover

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440633231
Size: 19,59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including: - Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques of "wordsmithing" that transform prose - How to rewrite characterization for dimensionality, a universal need, and theme - Adjustment suggestions to match the prose style and structure of specific genres - Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style - Strategies to strengthen story beginnings and endings - Methods for increasing plot stakes, creating movement, and adjusting pace for maximum suspense

A Writer S Guide To Nonfiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528675
Size: 12,49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.

Book Proposals That Sell

Author: W. Terry Whalin
Editor: W. Terry Whalin
ISBN: 9781932124644
Size: 12,83 MB
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This book reveals insider information to help you avoid the pitfalls of rejection in writing a book.

Writer S Guide To Nonfiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101153504
Size: 12,30 MB
Format: PDF
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A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams

A Writer S Guide To Fiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399528583
Size: 19,85 MB
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A comprehensive guide to the art of writing discusses the art and craft of creating fiction, including short stories and novels, with tips on the fundamentals of characterization, theme, and pacing, and provides helpful tips on the business side of writing, how to target one's audience, marketing advice, and more. Original

The Art Of The Book Proposal

Author: Eric Maisel
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440650451
Size: 20,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

Shimmering Images

Author: Lisa Dale Norton
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429953078
Size: 11,29 MB
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Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations. Shimmering Images will address: *the difference between memoir and autobiography *how to claim your voice *the art of storytelling *honesty, truth, and compassion in writing *authentic dialogue and the need for specificity Readers will learn how to craft a short piece of narrative nonfiction grounded in their core memories and master a technique they can use over and over again for writing other narratives. A must-have book for anyone who has treasured Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101153490
Size: 12,36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent