1. Book Proposals That $ell. How do you write a book proposal? What makes an excellent proposal and what makes a terrible one? Publishers receive thousands of these proposals. How do you determine which publishers are interested in your particular proposal? The workshop will include marketing tips and practical how-to information about proposal writing. Terry's book proposals have had great success in the Christian and general marketplace.
2. Non-Fiction Book Creation From the Ground Up. How do you determine the big picture for a book project? This workshop details the essence of storyboarding techniques, then the pragmatic step-by-step instruction to write a complete book manuscript.Terry has accomplished these steps many times and can guide the participant in the process.
3. Understanding and Negotiating Contracts. Learn the inside scoop from an acquisitions editor about what you can expect on your contract. For many years, Terry has been on both sides of these contracts and covers book and magazine contracts.
4. Maximumizing Your Potential. How to see open doors in your life as potential articles and potential sales. This workshop includes a self-discovery quiz. Terry uses a great deal of personal illustrations and handouts to show the variety of possibilities in the publishing community from magazines to children's writing to books.
5. How to Turn a Fascination with People into Books and Magazine Articles. Can you move beyond the personality profile into full-length books? This workshop will teach specific strategy for moving from magazine work into full-length books. Biographies continue to be a strong part of the book market (general and Christian). This workshop gives the participant the tools and insight to move into this arena.
6. Personality Profiles--Creating An Exciting Result From the Interview. How to get an assignment, how to prepare for the interview, how to handle the interview then write the article after the interview. Terry's personality profiles have been published in dozens of magazines--Christian and general.
7. Catch the Editor's Attention With a Carefully Crafted Query Letter. Terry uses his personal experience for this workshop along with collected stories from a variety of magazine editors. Terry has seen query letters which catch his attention as an editor of an almost two million circulation publication. On the other side, Terry has seen terrible query letters. He includes a query letter checklist and a number of dos and don'ts for query letter writing.
8. Faithful in the Small Tasks. Many writers want to begin with a huge, best-selling book. Unfortunately these ideas are more fantasy than reality. This workshop would show writers the necessity of being faithful with the small assignments. Then through Terry's personal experience, he would show the participants how the small assignments can lead to some major magazine articles and full-length books. He continues writing book reviews and software reviews and other such smaller assignments. He teaches writers the reason to not ignore the details of this business.
9. Children's Writing From A to Z. This workshop would be a nuts and bolts teaching on children's writing. He explores the marketplace, the potential, resources, and practical teaching on picture books, read aloud books and 8 to 12 books. He has written for each of these categories and would base it on his experience and generally accepted principles. It would be extremely practical and useful to the participants.
10. Marketing. Marketing. Marketing. How do you market? For many writers, marketing is one of the least attractive parts of the business yet a necessity to keep the flow of work heading your direction. This workshop would be a mixture of practical tips from Terry's experience and highlighting resources to stir the idea bank. Participants would walk away renewed with energy to tackle this important area of the business.