Writing a Fiction Book Proposal

Last week, we discussed what a fiction book proposal is, and why you need one. This week, we’ll look at the form and function of a standard fiction book proposal in more detail. In this post, I’ll cover the critical

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Sample Pages

The final part of your fiction book proposal is your sample pages. This is really what will make or break your proposal, so make sure they shine! To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements:

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Reading at Black Dog Books – A Retrospective

“[Michael E. Dellert’s reading at Black Dog Books on Saturday 15 July] was an eclectic gathering of eager minds that were totally blown away by Mike’s uncanny imagination. He belongs in the big leagues.” — Rob Marcazo, singer, songwriter, poet,

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Marketing Plan

The fourth part of your fiction book proposal is your marketing plan: what concrete steps can you take to market and publicize your own book? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book

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Book Signing: Author Comes Home at Black Dog Books

Sussex County resident and fantasy author Michael E. Dellert is coming to Black Dog Books in Newton, NJ on July 15, for a book signing, reading, and discussion of his heroic Medieval Celtic fantasy books, “The Matter of Manred Saga.” Book

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Happy International Authors Day!

  Happy International Authors Day! Mackenzie Flohr is the author of The Rite of Wands, a young adult fantasy series. Her debut novel was released on March 10, 2017, and has already gathered hype and received some incredible reviews. Mackenzie

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Elements of a Fiction Book Proposal: Your Biography

The third part of your fiction book proposal is your biography: who are you and why should a literary agent care? To recap, a great fiction book proposal essentially breaks down into five elements: About Your Book and the Target

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Reading with Kiki at Black Dog Books

Beginning Wednesday July 12th @ 3:00pm and every Wednesday thereafter What is better than an adorable dog and a good book? How about both? Come and share the joy of reading aloud with “Kiki,” a sweet 10 month old Labrador

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Author About Town: Newton, NJ *UPDATE!*

Three weeks ago, I let you know about all the things you could be doing in Newton, New Jersey to make a full day of it before and after my Meet the Author book reading/discussion/signing event at Black Dog Books

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What Can Writers Do to Support Literacy?

Reading is Fundamental. But what can writers do to support literacy? When I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, I saw commercials like this one, public service announcements for Reading is Fundamental (R.I.F.). Originally started in 1966 by

Posted in Passion, Writing Life, Writings, ramblings, and related thoughts

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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