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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Part 1
Before You Start Writing
So, you want to write a book—or maybe you’ve already written one. But taking your book idea or manuscript from concept to book deal isn’t as straightforward as you might think. In this part, you learn if you really do have a viable book idea—and if you have what it takes to carry the concept through hundreds of pages. You also learn how to find writers’ groups and other venues where you can preview your project and get helpful suggestions and feedback before you submit it to an agent or editor for publication.

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