>Then head to Valerie Boyd’s book proposal boot camp.

Book Proposal Boot Camp: How to Write a Proposal
That Sells Without Selling Out

Let Valerie Boyd—award-winning author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of
Zora Neale Hurston—show you how to transform your dream of writing a nonfiction
book into a reality.

The best-kept secret of the publishing world is the book proposal. Did you
know you can write a 15- to 100-page book proposal, submit it to literary
agents and publishers, and actually get paid to write the book of your dreams? With
a few months of effort, any writer who has a strong nonfiction idea and some
writing talent—even without a lot of experience—can research and write a
robust book proposal that will turn publishers’ heads. This Book Proposal Boot
Camp will teach you how.

When
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, 2008
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where
Agnes Scott College
Alston Hall, Room 206
Decatur, GA 30030

For more information and to register,
http://www.valerieboyd. com

[I attended a shorter session that Valerie did on the book proposal at one of Tina McElroy Ansa’s workshops. It was illuminating. If I didn’t already have a trip planned, I’d make the drive to go to this workshop.]

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