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Newport: “Edit to Sell” with Holly Lorincz
May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Willamette Writers Coast Chapter presents “Edit to Sell” with Holly Lorincz
Almost done with your manuscript? Ready to take the next step and find your publisher? Then it’s time to make sure you’ve got a quality, acceptable product to share. That’s what successful editor and collaborative writer Holly Lorincz will cover in the May 19, 2 p.m. Willamette Writers meeting at the Newport Public Library. She’ll talk about deciding if you need an editor and how to find a good one, finding an agent and publisher and what a query, pitch, and proposal should look like.
About Holly Lorincz
Recently ranked in Amazon’s top 50 Kindle Biography/Memoir writers and top 100 print Biography/Memoir for over six months, Lorincz has multiple books coming out with St. Martin’s Press, Skyhorse Publishing, and Benchmark Press. Her collaborative non-fiction book, Crown Heights, is a major movie and was one of two books used to launch a publishing imprint within Amazon, called Amazon Original Stories. The other book was The Sign of the Beast by Joyce Carol Oates.
Besides being a professional writer, Lorincz previously worked as an agent with MacGregor Literary. She has been editing books for over twenty years, officially establishing Lorincz Literary Services in 2010. Her edited manuscripts have been picked up by agents and traditional publishers, and have won multiple awards. Her specialty is developmental editing for fiction and non-fiction, as well as collaborative writing. Her first novel, Smart Mouth, won the national 2014 Bronze IPPY Award in Fiction.
Just to keep life interesting, she and her husband own a high-end whiskey bar in Manzanita and spend their free time freezing to death while watching her son compete in every sport known to man, as long it’s outside, in the wind and rain.
There is also an opportunity to meet privately with Lorincz for a half hour consultation on your manuscript for $75. If interested, email Lorincz at firstname.lastname@example.org. She works with fiction and non- fiction. For more info, go to: www.literaryconsulting.com/
About Willamette Writers
Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest writers’ organizations in the United States. The organization’s goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. For more information, visit http://willamettewriters.com/coast or Willamette Writers Coast Chapter’s Facebook page.
Willamette Writers thanks the Anchor Pier Lodge, Sylvia Beach Hotel, Hallmark Hotel, and the Inn at Nye Beach for donating lodging for their authors and the Newport Public Library for providing a monthly meeting space.