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More World’s Worst Book Proposals

Today, I’m going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals. Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes! Featured below are real quotes from book proposals submitted to me over the past few months.
I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried…

Reactions to More World’s Worst Book Proposals

Ang,
Oh my gosh! If your pending move leaves you no time to write, just give us more “World’s Worst Book Proposals”. They are truly the funniest things I’ve ever read. It’s hard to believe people actually “right” that way, but…
Thanks for the giggles.
Jacquie McTaggart
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Hi Angela,
Needed a pick-me-up this morning, so I read several installments of the Worst Book Proposals – thank you so much! And, thank you for all your hard work. You are much appreciated by us “starving (thank God for peanut butter and jelly) writers”.
Diana
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Those are very hard to read and remind me of the quality of writing that I sometimes see on Facebook. I promptly removed that one person that wrote worse than your worst proposals as a friend. I cannot read their stuff and expect to still be able to write myself. Writing is like singing, but there is no American Idol to weed out the writers that cannot write.
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