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Crafting a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 22 October 2023 10:00 AM
Author / Presenters: [email protected]

You have a great idea for a non-fiction book. You may even have written a first draft. How do you persuade a commercial publisher to help you find the readers your book deserves? In this one-day workshop Dr Sian Prior (‘Childless: a story of freedom and longing’) will show you how to put together an enticing Book Proposal, complete with cover letter, author bio, synopsis, chapter outline and sample chapters.

You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend[email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • How to write a book proposal
  • How to craft an engaging synopsis
  • How to present a brief author bio
  • How to choose some sample chapters
  • How to assess your book’s market potential

About the Tutor:

Dr Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for 30 years. She has been published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Sian teaches non-fiction at RMIT and runs online courses in creative non fiction. She has published two memoirs; Shy: A Memoir (2014) and Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing (2022). 

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

When: 22 October 2023 - 10:00 through 04:00 pm Where: The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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