The second edition of Elizabeth Lyon’s bestselling Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write includes nearly two dozen actual proposals that cover a wide range of topics and clearly illustrate the best way to write winning proposals. This updated and revised edition also contains expanded instructions on writing proposals for memoir and autobiography, new competitive marketing strategies, Web addresses and resources to facilitate writing most sections of the proposal, and an example of a perfect proposal. This valuable resource demystifies the nonfiction book proposal process, which has remained largely unexplained to those outside of the publishing industry. Throughout her book, Ms. Lyon offers accessible guidelines and practical recommendations while encouraging all writers to pursue their dreams of publication.
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I know: we all want to write a Great Novel. But in the meantime, don't you have a few terrific ideas for a nonfiction book, too? The subtitle of this book is "How to Get a Contract and an Advance Before Writing Your Book." Doesn't THAT sound better than competing with John Grisham and Tom Clancy? Eighty-five percent of all new titles are nonfiction. So dust off those memoirs, dig up those recipes of Aunt Edna's. Lyon takes you step by step through the process of how to discover and pitch your nonfiction book idea to the best market.About the Author:
Thousands of writers have boosted their careers by reading Elizabeth Lyon’s books and attending her workshops. As a writing mentor and coach, Lyon fervently believes in always supporting the writer. During her twenty years as an editor and teacher, Lyon has learned to emphasize positive feedback first and offer constructive criticism later. Hers is a philosophy that supports and develops the writer to the best of his or her potential.
Lyon’s first book, the bestseller Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, is considered by many to be the industry "standard on proposal preparation." Literary agent Jean Naggar describes Lyon’s second book, The Sell-Your-Novel Toolkit, as "a masterly work that belongs on every writer’s bookshelf." Her third book, Writers Helping Writers: Making Differences Through Community, Critique, and Connections, embodies her belief that community is the driving force behind any writer’s success. Lyon’s books continue to draw accolades from agents and authors alike. The most important praise, however, comes from readers who give her their generous thanks for providing indispensable tools for publishing success that are not offered anywhere else.
A compelling, down-to-earth teacher with a practical and organized style of instruction, Lyon continues to be a popular keynote speaker at many writers' conferences including the Austin Writer’s League conference, the Idaho Writer’s League conference, the Surrey Writer’s Conference (British Columbia), and the Oregon Librarian Association's conference. Lyon is a contributing writer to Writer’s Digest Magazine, and her articles have been reprinted in WDM’s yearbook of best articles.
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Book Description Blue Heron Publishing, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0936085312
Book Description Blue Heron Publishing, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0936085312