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The Art of the Book Proposal

To sell a nonfiction book, you need to complete a book proposal. It’s that simple. Part literary piece, marketing pitch, and business plan, there’s an art to book proposal. In this course, we’ll cover the various elements of the book proposal, with homework designed to guide you to a working draft of a proposal by the end of class. The course will touch on all types of nonfiction, with a primary focus on narrative nonfiction on any subject.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kathleen Flinn

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 07/20/2016

End Date: 08/24/2016

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kathleen Flinn

Kathleen Flinn is best known for the New York Times best-seller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Viking/Penguin), about graduating the famed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Her latest book, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, hits shelves this August.

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