Fonda Lee

Does your writing need a boost? Registration is still open

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For Write, Rewrite, Repeat

February 20, 2016

Tabor Space, Portland, Oregon

Boost your writing with a one-day conference designed to take your writing to the next step,  especially if your manuscripts are languishing or you’re stuck on some step in your revisions.

boost
bo͞ost/
verb
  1. 1.
    help or encourage (something) to increase or improve.
    “a range of measures to boost tourism”
    synonyms: improve, raise, uplift, increase, enhance, encourage, heighten, help,promote, foster, stimulate, invigorate, revitalize;

    informalbuck up
    “he phoned to boost her spirits”
    informalhike, bump up
    “they used advertising to boost sales”
noun
  1. 1.
    a source of help or encouragement leading to increase or improvement.
    “the cut in interest rates will give a further boost to the economy”
    synonyms: uplift, lift, spur, encouragement, help, inspiration, stimulus, pick-me-up;

    informalshot in the arm
    “a boost to one’s morale”

 

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Query Letter Success, Fonda Lee

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Zeroboxer-final-cover-193x300 (1)Need some help with your all-important query letter?

At the same time Fonda was querying ZEROBOXER, she attended the Willamette Writers Conference and pitched several agents in person. She received four manuscript requests from the conference and another three from querying (out of around a dozen queries sent) and ended up with four offers of representation. She landed the amazing Jim McCarthy from Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (DGLM) and published with Flux / Llewellyn in April 2015.

If you have ZEROBOXER, you’ll notice how similar the query letter is to the final back cover copy of the book. The query letter formed the basis of the pitch that her agent submitted to editors, who then used it internally at the publishing house, and eventually the production team morphed it into the back copy. So love your query letter, because you may well be seeing some form of it on the back of your published novel.

Check out her query letter to Jim McCarthy  here.

From Fonda Lee: Five Things I Learned Writing Zeroboxer

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Every once in a while, a creative idea punches your buttons so hard you lose the power to speak and drool runs slowly off your chin. When an idea strikes your writerly pleasure center with that kind of force, you damn well move it to the top of your project list. Some books come easy and some come hard, but the ideas that make you wet yourself feel easier, no matter how thorny your plot problem of the day is. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse could be at your door, and you would still run to your keyboard in the morning to work. From Terrible Minds: Five Things I Learned Writing Zeroboxer

Registration is now open!

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red colored pencil shaving, flower shapedRegistration is now open for Write, Rewrite, Repeat on February 20.

Place: 5441 S.E. Belmont, Portland, Oregon

Please check out the schedule (9-5)  because I know you’ll love the line-up for 2016.

$99 includes lunch, keynote, and beverages

You’re going to find advice and inspiration for persisting, strategizing, shaping a first draft, fixing a second draft, editing, and thinking like a marketer. All in one day. What an opportunity.

Click on the contact page and get started.

Pre-registration is required.

See you soon!