Monday, April 5, 2010

Writing Your Book Proposal Workshop

Reminder, this Saturday

Central Oregon Writers Guild presents ...

Writing Your Book Proposal Workshop
With Best-selling Author Paty Jager

Saturday, April 10, 10:00-3:00 PM
COCC Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop
Building 3, Room 306
Cost: $15/$8 for Guild members

Writing the book proposal is the most important step in selling your book. In this four-hour, hands-on workshop, Paty will show us how to put together a book proposal packet. You will be working on your query/cover letter, 2 page synopsis, and the first three chapters of your project. Paty will begin with a brief overview of what a professional letter should look like and how to condense your book into a three to four sentence pitch.

Registered students can send your 2- page synopsis to Paty at by March 30th and she will return the synopsis to you with her suggestions and kudos during the workshop. Please know Paty may use sections of some of the student’s work as illustrations during the workshop (remember all writers need to build a tough skin, rejection is a necessary evil of becoming published). Then she will give you tips for the final editing of your first three chapters before you send them along with your letter and synopsis.

There will be a one hour break for lunch at noon (restaurants nearby or bring a sack lunch)

Sign up at a monthly Guild meeting or reserve space by calling Events Director Lindy Jacobs 541 408-6306.

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