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Writing the Non-Fiction Book Proposal

August 25 – September 29, 2021
Wednesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. (six sessions)
online via Zoom

$285

Writing a book proposal is the best first step to writing a nonfiction book for both adults and young readers. An excellent proposal helps you organize your ideas, understand the competition, and can help you land a publishing contract even before you write the book. This six-week class will take you step-by-step through the major parts of the nonfiction book proposal: the query letter, overview, competitive analysis, marketing and promotion, author background, outline and sample chapter. Bring an idea, and be ready to write. The class includes extensive handouts and questionnaires to guide your work.

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  • By the end of this six week workshop, students will leave with a rough draft of a nonfiction book proposal.

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Access Program
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate

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Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch is the author of numerous award-winning children’s books including A Day with No Crayons, For the Love of Music, The Mighty Mars Rovers, Eruption! and the graphic novel Muddy Max. She has sold ten of her twenty published books based on proposals, including her latest You Call THIS Democracy? How to fix our government and deliver power to the people (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2020). Learn more about her work at www.elizabethrusch.com
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