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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10F: Telling a Story with Your Book Proposal
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You may have been told that a book proposal is a marketing tool, and it is. But it is also a narrative about why your book should be published. Great proposals use characters, conflict, anecdotes, and memorable details to tell a great story. To write a successful proposal, you’ll need to know how to create a hook, build the tension and offer a satisfying ending. In this session, we’ll talk about how to use storytelling elements in every section of a proposal to make it more compelling. We will look at excerpts of successful proposals by several writers to identify the narrative techniques they used to build a case for their books.

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Michelle Seaton

Michelle Seaton’s short fiction has appeared in One Story, Harvard Review, Sycamore Review, and has won a Pushcart Prize. Her essays have appeard in The Pinch, Lake Effect and in Best American Nonrequired Reading. She is the coauthor of several books, including The Way of Boys (William Morrow... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Back Bay Room