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April 16, 2010

Parts of a Proposal: About the Author

Filed under: Getting Published — Tags: , — ax20 @ 3:38 pm

This is your space to tell the agent/publisher about yourself in a couple paragraphs.

Clearly you can’t tell them every detail of your life (a long, rambling letter about the way you grew up in a small community with ten siblings and were very close to your parents and went to public school until high school when you went to a private school for high IQ students and were part of the basketball team as the water boy because you had no aim and then went to an international college…). So what is important?

If you have any writing experience, make sure to mention it. If you’ve gotten any awards for your writing, majored in creative writing in English, write about it.

If you wrote a non-fiction book, your bio is particularly important. Who are you to be writing this book? On what authority? If you are writing a book about medicine, what qualifies you to write about it? Talk about your career and what makes you an authority on the subject.


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