Friday, January 9, 2009

Writing a Nonfiction Proposal

What have I been doing?
- Completing the replacement order for the Children's Department of my library branch.
- Cleaning and organizing my cubicle at work so that, when I come back in two weeks, I won't be overwhelmed.
- Writing my lecture for the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children and Young Adults Picture Book Certificate end of semester presentation. (and how they're going to put the name of the course I just took on the Certificate will be interesting to see.)
- Beginning my powerpoint presentation. Realizing that I'll have to complete it when I get to the college, because I have the wrong version of Powerpoint.
- Buying warm things so I won't freeze in the 0 to 12 degree weather in Vermont next week. ooooh, one or two days it's scheduled to get up to 23 degrees. A heat wave.
- and figuring out how to pack everything.
- plus, trying to get my home and family ready so they can survive without me for 2 weeks.

Which leads us to the title of this post -- Nathan Bransford mentioned on January 9th on his blog that Jessica Faust at BookEnds has a wonderful post on how to write a nonfiction book proposal. It's for adult books, but we children's book writers can easily adapt it for our own nonfiction projects.
Go. Read and learn.
-wendie O

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