These 10 chapter summaries of my nonfiction book proposal will show you how to summarize your own chapters. I also included a summary of my book’s introduction. Reading through a author’s sample chapter summaries won’t guarantee your nonfiction book proposal will be published, but it will take you a step closer.
Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen is the "Adventurous Writer" and author of Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back. She created She Blossoms (formerly Quips and Tips) in 2005. Laurie's degrees are in Psychology, Education, and Social Work; she attended the U of A in Edmonton and UBC in Vancouver. She lives and writes in a treehouse near a forest in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Not all of my book proposals have been so successful, though! My most recent idea for a book (Your Heart Changes Everything) was reviewed with interest by an editor and publishing committee at Bethany.
How do you write when you have no ideas? When I taught Language Arts and Journalism, I often watched students stare at their blank pages, bewildered. They knew they had to write – and they even wanted to write – but they had nothing to write about.
These five tips won’t just help you become a freelance writer…they’ll ensure you keep getting article assignments you don’t even have to pitch! Imagine that. No more query letters, sending article ideas to magazine editors, or even trolling the internet for online publications.
Who did God create you to be? If He created you to become a writer without a degree, partner with Him and you will blossom. This doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy road or that you won’t have to work! But you will find yourself eager to do the work you love because He designed you to do it.
All writers and bloggers – even famous published authors and successful journalists – get discouraged sometimes! We all need the gift of encouragement; nobody needs this gift more than bloggers and writers who are going through a dry season (aka writer’s block, which bloggers get, too).