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Anchors Aweigh: mediabistro.com’s Nonfiction Book Class Begins Feb. 3

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As we were glancing at the sample pages from Sarah Lyons‘s 2009 “Female Mechanics Calendar,” we thought there was something familiar about March, so we dug out the most recent publishers’ catalogs that had come our way and sure enough—that was freelance journalist Jessica Dulong, whose River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson is coming out from Free Press this summer. She’s the engineer on the Fireboat John J. Harvey, where the photograph above was taken, along with several others also appearing in the calendar.

Dulong fine-tuned the proposal for River Chronicles after taking a mediabistro.com course on nonfiction book writing. That course starts up again in two weeks, with eight three-hour sessions on researching your subject, finding your voice, and creating a truly standout proposal for $499 ($475 for AvantGuild members).

(calendar via BoingBoing; photo has been altered from original composition)

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