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Brooklyn BookFest: A Retrospective

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Last week (September 11-17) was the Brooklyn Book Festival, one of the premiere book festivals in the US, and the largest free literary event in New York City. Brooklyn BookFest is a unique kind of festival. Rather than being centralized

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Bad Beginnings

The beginning. It’s a rough spot for many first drafts. As writers, we routinely place a disproportionate amount of attention on our introductory paragraphs. For good reason. Sometimes we just don’t know where a story is supposed to start. And

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Fiction Book Proposal: Now What?

Manuscript Submission - Not as Sexy as It Sounds

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been exploring the business-end of the writing life: finding agents, querying agents, and preparing a fiction book proposal. Today, we’re going to talk about what happens next, once you’ve found your agents and written

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Sample Pages

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The final part of your fiction book proposal is your sample pages. This is really what will make or break your proposal, so make sure they shine! To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements:

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Marketing Plan

The fourth part of your fiction book proposal is your marketing plan: what concrete steps can you take to market and publicize your own book? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Biography

The third part of your fiction book proposal is your biography: who are you and why should a literary agent care? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Comparables

What makes YOUR book stand out?

The second part of your fiction book proposal includes “comparables,” four to six novels that you see as similar to your own in some way. To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Book and Your Readers

The first part of your fiction book proposal should have details about your book and your target market. To recap from last week, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

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Writing a Fiction Book Proposal

Somewhere in the world, there's a fiction book proposal for each and every one of these...

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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What’s a Fiction Book Proposal?

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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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