Forging the book proposal

For non-fiction books, the book proposal is the most critical piece to get

Banging the keyboard
Banging the keyboard

started.  This document allows authors to flesh out all the aspects of the book, from a simple overview to the marketing and sales prospects.  In order to get the project moving, the blue print has to be made for the book.

This blue print isn’t just the outline like we all learned in high school and college, but rather a much more complete piece.  In fact, I’ve been told by multiple people that the book proposal can be far more difficult than the actual writing.

Thus far, it has proven to be true!