Writing a Fiction Book Proposal

Last week, we discussed what a fiction book proposal is, and why you need one. This week, we’ll look at the form and function of a standard fiction book proposal in more detail. In this post, I’ll cover the critical

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Book Signing: Author Comes Home at Black Dog Books

Meet the Author: Michael E. Dellert to appear at Black Dog Books - Newton NJ - July 15

Sussex County resident and fantasy author Michael E. Dellert is coming to Black Dog Books in Newton, NJ on July 15, for a book signing, reading, and discussion of his heroic Medieval Celtic fantasy books, “The Matter of Manred Saga.” Book

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Author About Town: Newton, NJ

In an earlier post today, I announced that I’ll be doing a book reading/discussion/signing event at Black Dog Books in Newton, NJ on July 15 from 6:30 – 9:00pm. “I want to attend your reading, Mike, but it’s a long

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What’s a Fiction Book Proposal?

fiction book proposals

So, you’ve written a novel. And then you’ve rewritten it. And rewritten it again. Beta-readers and editors have been through it with a fine-toothed comb, and it’s as ready for publication as it will ever be. So you’ve sent out

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Fiction Query Letters: How to Write One

Fiction Query Letters and Literary Agents

Last week, we talked a bit about fiction query letters: what they are and why you need one if you’re going to approach literary agents. This week, we’re going to go the next step: How to write a fiction query

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Fiction Query Letters: What They Are?

what is a fiction query letter?

In a previous article, I talked about finding a literary agent. In this article, we explore the first step in making contact with those literary agents you’ve found: the fiction query letter. For the sake of argument, this article assumes

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How Do You Find a Literary Agent?

Finding a Literary Agent is like Finding a Spouse

Finding a literary agent is a research project that’s best conducted by you. So, while some ways to find an agent might include: stalking them on social media, soliciting referrals from other writers who have agents themselves, and throwing darts

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Do You Need a Literary Agent?

A common question for all new writers – and the answer, almost always, is yes, you need a literary agent. Why Do You Need an Agent? With the rise of ebooks and self- and indie-publishing, many writers are asking WHY

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A Novel You Can’t Put Down: Anaerfell (The Blood of Dragons)

Anaerfell (Blood of Dragons, Book 1), by Joshua Robertson and JC Boyd

Drast and Tyran might be considered a bit black-hearted, or even immoral. Drast is cunning but reckless, hunting for admiration. Tyran is calculating but tactless, searching for affection. When the two brothers set aside their ambitions to fulfill their father’s

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Literary Agents: What Are They?

In the past, I’ve talked a lot about how to write and rewrite a fiction novel manuscript. But unless you’re doing it just for the LOLz, you probably have aspirations of someday being published. Now, you might decide that self-publishing

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"The Wedding of Eithne: Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred" by Michael E. Dellert! Available Now! Get this exciting new Fantasy Adventure here! Dismiss

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