Building on the foundational skills of writing nonfiction—concept proofing, research and reporting, genre conventions, understanding personal connection to material, structure and form—this tailored program is designed to give you dedicated space to build a compelling and captivating book proposal.
Working with acclaimed nonfiction writer Richard Cooke, you will have the time and expert guidance to workshop strong sample chapters, and create a synopsis with genuine cut-through. You will finesse the ‘hook’ of your book, so it reflects what makes your project unique. You will develop a clear understanding of how your manuscript might fit in the marketplace, who its readers will be, and how only you can write your book.
This course will cover foundational topics across six sessions to intensive workshopping over two Saturdays, to shape and finalise your book proposal.
The Book Proposal will be taught in person in Sydney but students from across Australia and New Zealand, who live outside of Sydney, can attend via Zoom.