Creators log

Book Proposal Evangelist

10 April 2024

The book proposal process is converting me into an evangelist for book proposals.

It is helping me see some blind spots in the proposal itself, my “platform,” and the book’s idea.

The process will be helpful for anyone wanting to write a book or work on larger projects.

It will help you understand if you have enough material for the book and if the idea even deserves being a book. It will help you understand if anyone might be interested in buying the book and — most frightening of all — if you’re even the right person to write the book. It will help you understand what it is you’re trying to say, and it will help you present it in an interesting way so that others will be interested in hearing it.

You can see how this process might be helpful for anyone wanting to make a living from their writing, including self-publishers.

The process brings your ideas down to earth, gives them shape, congeals them into something that won’t so easily slip between your fingers.

The books I referenced in my last log have been helpful. I’m basically going through them page by page, taking breaks to draft my proposal.