I need your help!
Writer’s Digest Books likes my idea of a how-to book for pantser novelists, and they have asked for a book proposal. Woot!
Which leads me to ask for your help, both published and unpublished pantsers.
1. Published authors
a. Would you email me if you’ll be willing to contribute to the book? Being included would give you name mention, title mention, and show off your writing. A contribution could be a few hundred words to an entire chapter about what you do as a pantser to help you wrestle with writing a novel—it all depends on you.
b. Would you be willing to contribute something right away that I can use in the book proposal? I’ll be asking for content ideas below, and the responses might spark something in you.
2. Unpublished writers
a. Would you email me if you’d be willing to contribute to the book with solutions you’ve developed to manage the pantser approach to novel writing? If included, you’ll get a name mention and get to show off your writing.
3. All pantsers
I could really use your ideas and thoughts on content for this book. For example, I can write something on
- how to keep track of characters and action,
- pros and cons of pantsing
and other things—but what would you like to hear from published pantser authors on successful techniques for pantser writing?
Please include in the comments things you’d like help with, questions you’d like answered.
Published pantsers, would you please include in the comments the areas/subjects that you could write about?
Would you be able to contribute thoughts on the pros and cons of pantsing within the next couple of weeks that I could include in my proposal?
Many thanks. This could be an exciting project—if I get the contract with Writer’s Digest Books, I’ll also be contacting agents and editors for their view on working with pantsers.
Also, please tweet this request and otherwise pass it on to other writers/authors.
Many thanks for all your help.
© 2011 Ray Rhamey