Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Writing a Proposal

I have a friend who suggested that I might want to submit a proposal for my current WIP while I'm writing the novel. I have a great start, and would really like to know more about this process.

Does anyone have any advice, links, or book suggestions about writing proposals? I am seriously clueless.


Mary McDonald said...

Is your book fiction or non-fiction? For fiction, every agent I've read about insists on a finished manuscript. For non-fiction, you can write a proposal. I don't know anything more about non-fiction though, just that the book doesn't have to be complete.

Swimmer said...

Sorry just as clueless!

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Mary McDonald, took the words right out of my mouth.

All the best on your writing journey :)

porcelaine said...

Jane Friedman (Writer's Digest) posts a lot of information like this on Twitter. You can find her here:

Good luck!

Liz H. Allen said...

Thanks for that. I have a good start (20,000 words) to my pregnancy memoir and, though I am working on a YA fantasy piece as well, I'd really like to complete this before it fades from memory. hmmm, now that I see it's 20,000 words, I may have to trim it down a bit, I'm only through the first trimester in each pregnancy. Eh, maybe 60,000 words wouldn't be a bad first draft. Thanks again.

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