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The Novel Proposal

Selling your Novel, Simplified

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You’ve worked too hard to quit now.

It’s time to sell your novel!

If only selling a novel was as easy as packing it up and shipping it off to a publisher for them to turn into a best-seller. Whether you are self-publishing or traditionally publishing, today’s author needs to know how to find the key selling points, craft a powerful pitch and premise and know how to market their novel to their audience.

The Novel Proposal teaches you not only what to do, but how to sell your amazing novel.


If only selling a novel was as easy as packing it up and shipping it off to a publisher for them to turn into a best-seller. Whether you are self-publishing or traditionally publishing, today’s author needs to know how to find the key selling points, craft a powerful pitch and premise and know how to market their novel to their audience.

The Novel Proposal teaches you not only what to do, but how to sell your amazing novel.

Learn:

  • The key elements of your story that make it sellable
  • The must-have components of a compelling synopsis
  • How to find the one dramatic reason someone must buy your novel
  • The tricks for creating a elevator-stopping one-line pitch
  • The formula for a can’t-put-down premise (back cover blurb)
  • Step-by-step instruction on writing a query letter
  • The key ingredients to a winning marketing plan
  • The 10-point checklist for powerful sample chapters
  • Sample proposal elements to jumpstart your creativity

And step-by-step application worksheets on how to create a proposal that sells!



Your Instructor


Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling, RITA, CAROL and CHRISTY award-winning author of over fifty novels. She's written romantic suspense, historical romance, chick-lit, contemporary series, mysteries, thrillers and her favorite--epic romantic adventure, both in the traditional and indie market. Acclaimed by readers and reviewers alike, she's earned starred ratings from Publisher's Weekly, Booklist and Library Journal. She is also the founder of Novel.Academy, powered by My Book Therapy, a school that teaches novelists how to write stories that make an impact, and to build amazing careers.


Class Curriculum


  Module One: Understand your story
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  Module Two: Writing the Synopsis
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  Module Three: Pitch & Premise
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  Module Four: Your Proposal
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  Module Five: Your Game Plan
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

“Best-selling author Susan May Warren says it best: Writing your novel is only half the battle. If you want to conquer the will-I-ever-be-published challenge, you need to know how to sell your novel to both agents and editors. The step-by-step instructions provided in The Novel Proposal help you craft a professional, compelling proposal showcasing your novel. I rely on these techniques each time I need to craft a proposal and/or synopsis for a manuscript.” ~Beth K. Vogt, multi-published author with Howard Books

“Without a doubt, Susan May Warren’s teaching on how to wow agents and editors with a skillfully crafted proposal was a mega game-changer for me. The tips and tools I gleaned helped me create a proposal that stood out from the crowd. For anyone who is thinking, ‘My book is ready. Now what?’ MBT’s Novel Proposal is the perfect next-step resource.” ~ Melissa Tagg, multi-published author with Bethany House Books

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