Together, you and I will set out to land multiple offers from literary agents and leading publishers. 

Book Proposals

To get a deal with one of the leading book publishers, you need to submit a book proposal. Think of it as the business case for your book: your audience, your concept, your approach, your profile. Together with sample chapters, it runs to 60 pages or so. 

 

Writing a successful book proposal is quite an art, one in which I specialize. 

 

In the last few years, I’ve written a dozen or more book proposals. They have been represented by top literary agencies and acquired by world-leading publishers such as HarperCollins and St. Martin’s Press, as well as quality independent publishers such as Andrews McMeel and Post Hill Press. 

I know what you’re thinking. If the proposal is good enough to get a single agent or book publisher interested, well, that’s good enough.

 

It’s not.

 

Why? Because exceptional publishers demand exceptional proposals. They seek remarkable ideas told in new ways, showcasing an exceptional voice and an original structure, filled with triumphs, failures, revelations, and insights, from authors at the top of their game who have a magnetic appeal for readers. 

 

My point: average won’t cut it.

Together we will transform your manuscript from mediocre to amazing.

Whether you are seeking a traditional publishing deal or setting your sights on quality self-publishing, your manuscript must outshine the competition.

 

I work with you to clarify your message, elevate your style and voice, establish scenes and stories, set creative and practical goals, and lay down a plan for getting your manuscript completed. 

 

The end goal is a powerful, high-quality manuscript that is ready for self-publishing or submission to your publisher.

Manuscript

 Development 

Want to write a nonfiction book but don’t know where to start?

On-Demand 
Coaching

You love the idea of writing your own book and pitching it to agents and publishers, but you need a little expert advice. The good news? I’ve created a suite of self-paced courses especially for you, and I’ve teamed up with some other writing & publishing experts to make these courses even more valuable. 

 

Learn how to move from idea to manuscript, and how to create a book proposal that will catch the attention of literary agents and publishing houses.

With the courses at Your Writing Coaches, you will learn how to:

  • Write engaging content that aligns with your own goals and your readers' needs
     

  • Secure a publishing deal, or self-publish your own 
    high-quality book
     

  • Become an influential voice as an author