Learn how to transform dreams of writing a book into a reality

Chicago, IL – Award-winning author Valerie Boyd will train journalists and media professionals on how to get paid to write the book of their dreams through the right book proposal. Get one-on-one attention from this highly skilled expert in this master class, sponsored by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) as part of its National Convention & LGBT Media Summit. 

Seasoned professionals will learn how to break into the world of book authoring through the best-kept secret of the publishing world: the successful book proposal.

Boyd mastered the book proposal to become the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, which won several awards and was featured prominently on the front cover of The New York Times Review of Books.  

“With only a few months effort,” Boyd says,  “any writer with a strong idea and some writing talent − even those without a lot of experience − can write a proposal that will turn publishers' heads.”

Boyd will coach each prospective author in the successful formula to creating that winning book proposal and talk through the next few months: She will provide a guide to  what to write in a 15- to 100-page proposal, how to submit it to literary agents and publishers and then get paid to author  the book  each was meant to write. .

When: 2pm – 5pm, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Where: NLGJA LGBT Media Summit & National Convention
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago
Cost: $25 for Members; $40 for Public
How to get the training: Class size is limited, pre-registration required; please visit https://nlgja.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=463996.

About the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association 

NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. For more information on the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, visit the NLGJA website at https://www.nlgja.org.