Birthing Your Book
How to Move from Nonfiction Book Conception to Finished Product
A 10-Hour Workshop Led by Nina Amir (over the course of two Saturdays)
March 13 and 20
1590 Oakland Road, Suite B114, San Jose, CA 95131
Giving birth to your nonfiction book doesn’t have to take nine months or longer. You can give birth quickly and easily if you understand the conception and pregnancy process and utilize effective birthing exercises. (Of course, a good midwife to coach you along from start to finish helps as well!)
In this workshop, you’ll learn to:
- Develop the appropriate mental mindset for writing
- Remove obstacles to authoring a book
- Allow in ideas
- Crystalize your idea
- Conceptualize your book
- Understand why you need the book proposal process
- Write a book proposal (for self-published & traditionally published books)
- Discover how to use your proposal to hone your idea and as a writing guide
- Explore publishing options
- Start writing your book
You’ll also learn about:
- Sending out query letters and proposals
- Finding an agent or publisher
- The self-publishing process
Attendees will leave this workshop with an understanding of what it takes to write a nonfiction book and get it published traditionally. Those who plan to self-publish will understand how to approach their book with a business eye. Everyone will have worked through their mental writing obstacles, crystallized their book idea and conceptionalized their book and at least one chapter. Additionally, they will have started work on a proposal and have written and practiced a “pitch.” They also will have begun writing the overview of a proposal and their first chapter.
Nina Amir is a seasoned journalist, nonfiction editor, author, consultant, and writing coach with more than 30 years of experience in the publishing field. She specializes in mind, body, spirit and Jewish books. She is the founder of Write Nonfiction in November and the Jewish Issue Examiner. She has edited or written for more than 45 local, national and international magazines, newspapers, e-zines, and newsletters on a full-time or freelance basis. Her essays have been published in five anthologies and can be found in numerous e-zines and Internet article directories. Nina writes four blogs and currently has seven books in different stages of the writing/publishing process. She also has a proven track record as a book editor; one of her client’s books (Enlightened Leadership) was self-published and then purchased and re-released verbatim by Simon & Schuster (Fireside) and another (Radical Forgiveness) won the 1998 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award (Inspirational category), received a contract from William Morrow but remained self-published and went on to sell over 115,000 copies; recently Radical Forgiveness was purchased by Sounds True. Another of her client’s books (Finding Heaven Here) was purchased by O-Books. Her clients proposals regularly help them land contracts with agents as well.
To register, go to www.copywrightcommunications.com.
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