How to Write a Good Book Proposal

A good book proposal consists of much more than a description of the book you, the author, hope to write. Here is the set of items I look for in an incoming proposal:

Craft

The essential truth of any story is in the mind of the storyreceiver, not the storyteller. The key for any artist is to master both craft and spirit in order to let the essential truth emerge.

Creative Work Habits

Creative people have indigenous work habits – peculiar maybe, to the outsider, but natural to the creative person.

In Art and In Life, What is Character?

Character is the incarnation of story. Every story tells of a character change. Here is how one definition of character, a person in a story, aligns with another definition, the set of values we carry. It all makes sense when seen from the perspective of God’s story.