Archive for September, 2015

What Makes You Write?

Friday, September 25th, 2015

There are basically two types of writers. There are those who can’t get enough of it—who are so motivated to write that they miss appointments, avoid household chores, and forget to feed their cats because they’d rather be writing. Others struggle to finish a manuscript. Butt in chair is a difficult concept for them to […]

Webinar–How to Craft a Persuasive Proposal for any Genre/Topic

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Join Patricia Fry, the former Executive Director of SPAWN in a webinar with Brian Jud October 8 at 3:pm, PST (6:pm Eastern). Title: How to Craft a Persuasive Book Proposal For Any Genre or Topic. The webinar will be based on the content of Patricia’s latest book, Propose Your Book, How to Craft a Persuasive […]

You Should Write a Book!

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Is this something you’ve heard from friends, colleagues, family members? Probably it’s because these people believe you’ve lived an interesting life and they’d like to see you document it or share it. Some of you have written or are writing your memoir, but you might be doing it for all of the wrong reasons. I’ve […]

What’s the Most Important Part of a Book Proposal?

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Most authors, as they strain and stress through their proposal will wonder, Where should I put the most effort? I’m the author of two books on book proposal-writing. And a couple of my other books have sections on the all-important book proposal. I’ve also written numerous articles on aspects of the book proposal and I’ve […]

Authors Need Readers Who Know How to Research

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Wouldn’t it be nice? We go to a lot of trouble to put ourselves out there—to be noticed by readers of our topic/genre. And still you meet people and hear from people who have never heard of you or your book, even when you write in their favorite genre or on a topic of their […]

Table of Contents for NEW Book Proposal Book

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

I’ve been talking about my new book–Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction and Children’s Books. Well, here’s the proof in the pudding showing what’s actually included in this book–the Table of Contents.  As you can see, it’s got it all. Wouldn’t you agree? Order your copy of the ebook or […]

Why Write a Book Proposal?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

At some point during the process of writing a book, you may realize that you need a book proposal. Maybe you’ve finished writing your memoir, travel guide, business book, cookbook, mystery, or historical novel and you’re seeking publication. You approach a publisher or an agent who says, “Please submit a complete book proposal.” Perhaps you’re […]

New Book for Authors Getting LOTS of Attention

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

I’m busy promoting three books this week. I’m sending out press-releases and notices to my email list, writing articles for key publications, setting up presentations, and I’ll try to keep up with my blogs (one for authors and one for readers of cozy mysteries with cats). If you’re not on my emailing list and would […]