Autobiography: Proposal or book writing first?

by Nate
(Oceanside, CA)

I am writing an autobiography about my military career and was wondering if it was optimal to obtain a literary agent first through proposal, or write the book first and approach an agent once it is complete. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Jun 30, 2015
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by: Mary

I would suggest that you put together a proposal with the first three chapters of the book and get some feedback before you write the whole book.

However, keep in mind that if no one bites, you can still write the book, have it professionally edited and self-publish. Just because agents or publishers don't want your book, doesn't mean readers don't.

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