Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Writing Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts of a Book Proposal

Springs Writers FREE FEBRUARY Writing WorkshopThe Nuts and Bolts of a Book Proposal

Location: Mardel's, 5964 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm, Friday, February 15, 2013

What makes your book unique, different or better than what’s already published and selling? Writing a book proposal helps you clarify content —what you want to say — and your audience — to whom you’re saying it. But what about the sections of a book proposal required by publishers that many writers find the most confusing and difficult sections to write? Scoti breaks down and shares how to develop the:
  • Premise:  Determining a strong focus.
  • Promise: Identifying the ‘USP,’ Unique Selling Proposition.
  • Competition: Differentiating your book from the proven marketing landscape.
WRITING INTENSIVE UPDATE: The pitch sheets that the writers brought to the February writing intensive at Panera were impressive and well thought out. Everyone's feedback to each other was amazing and insightful. Can't wait to see their edited pitch sheets based upon the feedback provided by all participants. 
Spring Writing Intensive: How to Write a Book Proposal
Writing assignment: for those participating in the Spring Writing Intensive. Write and bring six copies of your back cover copy, UPS, and a list of comparative/competitive books. 
Location: Panera Bread, University Village, 5230 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Date: March 9, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Writing Intensive Description: Writing a nonfiction or fiction book proposal intimidates and overwhelms most writers. But it’s far easier to put your passion on the page when you understand what the publisher needs to see if your book is a fit for their publishing house. Whether you’ve written two chapters or your entire book, you must write a book proposal to pitch to an editor.

This ongoing, interactive workshop will break down a book proposal in manageable steps — no matter how busy your life. We’ll introduce step-by-step — from beginning to end — each component of a book proposal, plus encourage and support you as you write your proposal, one step at a time. This ongoing workshop will help you:
Identify your target audience and write a pitch sheet.
Understand every component required by publishers for your book proposal.
Write your book proposal in doable small steps.
Learn how to receive and offer constructive feedback in a focus group to polish your book proposal. When this intensive ends, you will have a book proposal.