The proposal makes or breaks the deal. (We'll talk about queries after the proposal.) Whether we write fiction or non-fiction the proposal is still our means of presenting our work. M's book How to Write a Book Proposal really is a fab book--TONS of GEMS in there that will help our proposals do their job.
Let's remember who gets to see our wonderful proposals:
* the agent
Our proposal must speak to each of these people. (Not just the agent!)
Our proposal should make everyone's job easier.
The proposal (I now understand because I read both my mentor's books) is HUGELY important. This blog is about making our proposals CLEAR, CONCISE, ENGAGING, INFORMATIVE and MARKETABLE.