6 tips for writing a killer non-fiction literary proposal

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Most authors will tell you – writing the proposal is harder than writing the book! So here are six killer tips to writing a successful non-fiction literary proposal.

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What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Coaching and mentoring are two very useful but different approaches to solving problems in your professional creative career, though. So which do you need?

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How to reduce the number of drafts it takes to finish your non-fiction book

Sheila Chandra - Friday, December 15, 2017

Refining is good but 100s of revisions can leave you feeling confused and dispirited. Here's how you can make revisions efficient...

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