October 12th, 2011

Writing nonfiction?

Are you writing nonfiction? My fr-acquaintance Elizabeth Rusch says, “Say you have an idea for a nonfiction book for children or adults. What is one way to greatly decrease your chances at getting it published? Write the book. It sounds counter intuitive, but if you want your nonfiction book published, you should write a book proposal BEFORE writing the book.”
Read her 10 reasons why.




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National Book Award nominees

The National Book Award nominees were announced today in Portland.

These are the finalists for YA:
Franny Billingsley, CHIME (Dial)
Debby Dahl Edwardson, MY NAME IS NOT EASY (Marshall Cavendish)
Thanhha Lai, INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN (Harper)
Alfred Marrin, FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP: THE TRIANGLE FIRE AND ITS LEGACY (Knopf)
Lauren Myracle, SHINE (Amulet/Abrams)
Gary D. Schmidt, OKAY FOR NOW (Clarion/HMH)

Have you read any of them? What did you think?

FLESH AND BLOOD SO CHEAP was written by another client of my agent's.




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