2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 30

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For today’s task, assemble your book proposal. This will require getting everything together from earlier. Here’s the order of most proposals: Cover (or query) letter. This better include the proposed title, unique selling point(s), and very brief bio. Book overview. … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 29

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For today’s task, define the unique selling point of your book. If you want to impress publishing folk, let them know that you know what your USP (unique selling point) is. How do you define your unique selling point? This … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 28

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Our task for today is to take your book idea and find comparative and competitive titles. While books have a better chance of getting published when they’re unique, they also need already existing titles around to show there’s a market … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 26

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For today’s task, take your book idea from yesterday and start fleshing out who your target audience is for the book. Age range? Gender? Profession? Hobbies? Etc. Try quantifying, if possible, through organization memberships, magazine circs, etc. For my poetry … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 25

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We’re going to spend most of the rest of this week focused on assembling a book proposal. We’ll mainly focus on a nonfiction book proposal, though I’ll share some thoughts and tips on fiction proposals as well. For today’s task, … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 17

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For today’s task, write about your saddest memory. Of course, it could be the death of a loved one, a break-up (or divorce), leaving home, or any number of other sad occasions. I don’t want to bring people down before … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 16

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Today’s task is to participate in a Twitter chat. The first chat will start around 4 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia, time). If you don’t have a Twitter account, then an additional assignment is to create a Twitter account. They’re free to … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 15

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For today’s task, join at least one more social media site. Unless you’re already a member of every social network, this is a good task to see the strengths and weaknesses of various sites–and to see if one suits you … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 14

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Today’s task, start a Facebook account AND send me a friend request. I’m listed under Robert Lee Brewer. When you send your friend request, please send me a separate message to let me know you’re with the challenge. I get … More »