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    July 2016
    And Why You Don’t Need to Write Everyday To Be a “Real” Writer In January of 2013, I signed a deal for my first book with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a hardcover division of Penguin Random House, one of the so-called “Big...
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  • July 2016
    Dhana, I love the saying "Ima-style"! I've never heard it, even though we lived in Osaka for a decade. I need to start using that now! (Or Ima-style, I suppose...) Nan, congrats on getting great feedback on your own proposal. Nancy, glad you found...
  • July 2016
    Thank you for posting this in-depth outline!  I will keep it for future reference.
  • July 2016
    Tracy, what a well written and informative post. Having written a proposal which was pretty well accepted, I can say that your suggestions on spot on. Hope they worked for you.
  • July 2016
    Very helpful guide, Tracy. I followed a format similar to this with my proposal, and when I had it critiqued by two publishing consultants, they complimented the professionalism and said you wouldn't believe how uncommon that is. Much of what they...
  • July 2016
    Hi Tracy, Wow! Thanks for such a clear and inspiring post. I'm going to save it as a guide when the time comes, which hopefully will be sooner than later. Glad you took your lucky break to the next level! 
  • July 2016
    Hi Tracy, yes I know who Jake Adelstein is. Have read all his work, contacted him once but never heard back... Anyhow, glad to connect with you, and thanks for your article, I need to get my proposal done Ima - style, as we used to say in Osaka!
  • July 2016
    Thanks, Aine, Ellen, Many, and Dhana. So happy you found it useful and appreciative of your kind words. And Dhana, your book sounds fantastic. Do you know Jake Adelstein, who writes quite a bit about the Yakuza? I just read with him on a panel at...
  • July 2016
    I used to be a good shufu too, until I wasn't! Great article, this is exactly the place I am at with my memoir about being married to a yakuza. You've inspired me to get off the bed and into action!
  • July 2016
    Fabulous article, Tracy! Detailed and succinct. Thank you!

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