Stairway to Earth: How to Write a Serious Book is a book dedicated to helping authors write superb manuscripts. Veteran book consultant Bill Birchard details his unique 14-step process to writing serious nonfiction. Among the topics covered: • How to craft a crisp book message. • How to structure an argument into a progression of logical chapters. • How to organize a research program and manage a flood of reference documents. • How to craft a book proposal that agents and publishers find irresistible. • How to draft a superb first, second, and final draft without wasting countless hours in rewriting. For both new and seasoned authors, Stairway to Earth provides the secret for mastering book development. The book is packed with tips and secrets to make the job go easier and quicker. Birchard reveals story after story with insights from years of hands-on experience. For would-be authors who know they are destined to write a book, Stairway is the indispensible guide.
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About the Author
BILL BIRCHARD is a journalist and book consultant. He has written 10 books for his own and other’s author’s bylines, including a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book is Merchants of Virtue (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011). Other books include Nature’s Keepers (Jossey-Bass, 2005) and, with David Nichol M.D., The One-Minute Meditator (Perseus, 2001). See billbirchard.com.