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Book Proposal 101: Stop Dreading It and Start Writing It Zoom Seminar, Tuesday, October 1st, 2024
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Book Proposal 101: Stop Dreading It and Start Writing It Zoom Seminar, Tuesday, October 1st, 2024

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2024

Live Seminar Via Zoom 7:00PM – 9:00PM Eastern

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Led by Tawny Lara, author of Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without the Booze and The Sobriety Deck: Practical Practices for a Booze-Free Lifestyle, co-host of the Recovery Rocks podcast, and co-founder of the vinegar-based botanical beverage, (parentheses).

Learn more about Tawny in our Meet the Teaching Artist series.

This Book Proposal 101 class is more than just a seminar; it's an empowering journey that demystifies the book proposal process. Tailored for both nonfiction writers and nonfiction card deck creators, Tawny's class aims to make you view the proposal process as an empowering step rather than a daunting task. While the challenge of writing a proposal may seem overwhelming, Tawny's approachable method assures you that with the right guidance and tools, you can confidently navigate through it.

Participants will emerge from this seminar with a comprehensive understanding of what a book proposal entails and how to derive joy from the process of writing one.


Mastery over the elements of a book proposal, including:

  • Comp Titles Identification: Learn how to research and articulate compelling comparative titles that highlight the unique value and positioning of your book in the marketplace.
  • Author Bio and Platform Building: Learn how to craft a persuasive author biography that showcases your credentials, experiences, and the platform from which you'll promote your book.
  • Chapter Outline Creation: Learn how to develop a detailed chapter outline that provides a clear roadmap of your book's structure and content, ensuring you have a solid foundation to build upon.


This seminar welcomes a diverse audience, from seasoned writers seeking to refine their proposal skills to curious beginners eager to embark on their writing journey. Regardless of your experience level, this seminar promises to equip you with the insights, tools, and inspiration needed to craft a compelling book proposal that stands out to publishers and agents.

With Tawny Lara's guidance, you'll shift your perspective on the proposal process. Prepare to feel empowered, inspired, and fully equipped to tackle your book proposal with confidence and enthusiasm. Remember, the journey from concept to proposal is not just possible; it's within your reach. Join us, and let's start writing the future of your book together.


“When it comes to non-fiction, a big part of an agent’s job is wrangling a book proposal together with their author. Digging into the why of the project, discussing platform, and the like. It only benefits you to be more prepared. The more you have in there, the better. When Tawny’s proposal arrived in my agent inbox and I opened it, it was like that scene in Pulp Fiction when they open the briefcase and all golden light shines out. It was perfect. And I called her the same day asking to work on the project. You’ll learn a lot from her, absolutely” -Eric Smith, author & Tawny’s agent

“The publishing world is a minefield, and Tawny is a Bloodhound. Over the past decade, she's learned how to navigate this clusterfuck of this industry, cutting through the BS, so you can actually get published and your voice heard.” -Zachary Zane, Author of Boyslut, A Memoir and Manifesto

“Tawny is such an excellent resource for someone navigating publishing and proposals for the first time. I am a DIY-type who usually just uses Google to teach me everything, but having Tawny's help saved me weeks if not months of research and helped me feel extremely clear and prepared as I began the process. Very grateful for her expertise!” -Mariana Louis, archetypal tarotist

"Tawny Lara's class on writing non-fiction book proposals is a lighthouse for anyone eager to explore mental health topics with depth and empathy. Her expertise not only helps writers to craft impactful narratives but also to navigate the complexities of mental health with sensitivity and insight." - Sophie Saint Thomas, author of Reproductive Rites

“Tawny is not only an experienced journalist and writer, but she’s also a marketing wiz who can bring that extra special sauce to your book proposal. If you want to actually sell your book, there’s no one else that I’d rely on to teach me the 101.” - Irina Gonzalez, editor, journalist, and author of the Raising Gen Alpha newsletter

"Tawny is a master when it comes to marketing yourself as a writer. She will help you focus your vision and tap into insider knowledge of the publishing world." -Gemma Hartley, author of Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

“Tawny will help you sell your book proposal. She knows the game, and she will teach you how to play it.” -Paulina Pinsky, co-author of It Doesn’t Have to be Awkward

"Tawny, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for what was a chock-full-of-info book proposal seminar yesterday. I am so glad I came; it was worth my time in all respects! Thank you for being so generous and forthcoming and giving us so much knowledge about the book proposal process in such a clear and seamless way. I feel like every minute had something valuable to offer. My kind of seminar!" -former student


Tuition is $75. You can pay for the course in full  or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Tawny Lara

  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2024

  • Live Seminar Via Zoom 7:00PM – 9:00PM Eastern

  • Tuition is $75.