And thanks for signing up for the Book Proposals That Succeed Teleclass. I'm so excited that you've made this commitment to jump-start your writing success.
Once we begin the six-week class, we'll be doing some intense work together. So before we get started, I'd like you to lay a bit of groundwork. Here are assignments to get you going:
1. Create a Vision Board for your book. If you need guidance, go download my free book on the subject here.
2. Get in the habit of writing regularly. Like, once a day if you can (even for fifteen minutes). I know, I know, but do it anyway. Because you've signed up to write yourself a book proposal. And the only way that is going to get done is if you write. So do it. If you need help, check out the posts on Guidelines For Freewriting and Prompts.
3. Take yourself out to the bookstore. Part of what you'll be writing in the book proposal is a piece called About the Market, in which you tell the agent what other books are out there similar to yours. You can do this research online as well, but it is really fun to hang out at the bookstore and see what you can find. Make notes, we'll make use of this information later.
That's it! I can't wait to hear your ideas for your book and to get started!