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Last Chance

June 15, 2014

By Larry J. Leech II

The June 28 Nonfiction Mini-Conference is right around the corner. And it’s the final mini-conference before the FWA conference in October. Hard to believe, right?

This is the last of seven mini-conferences. The last of seven opportunities to see editors and agents, to learn about the craft, and to network with other writers at a one-day event. And it’s centrally located—in Altamonte Springs, near Orlando.

This mini-conference was designed with specific workshops in mind that will help nonfiction writers prepare for the annual conference in October. “How to Write Winning Book Proposal,” “How to Write a Memoir,” “Magazine Articles,” “How to Write the Nonfiction Book,” “Nine Habits of Profitable Writing,” “Editing Basics,” “Researching the Facts,” and “Create a Platform You Can Build On”—these are all workshops with material that will help prepare the writer with the bigger picture in mind.

One of the agents who’ll be at this event, Diana Finch, was here for the FWA Writers Nest Mini-Conference in April. She’ll return from New York to hear more pitches from FWA writers. Diana also is one of the featured agents at the big upcoming Writer’s Digest conference in New York. Seeing her here will cost a lot less money than seeing her at the New York conference.

Take advantage of this last chance to attend an FWA one-day event. Then work hard during the summer so you can be a star at the October 23-26 “Stars of Florida Writers” Annual Conference in Lake Mary.

Learn more and register now.


For more than thirty years, LARRY J. LEECH II, one of the organizers of the nonfiction mini-conference, has written and edited in a number of capacities. After twenty-three years at daily newspapers and magazines, he moved into freelance book editing and writing. He has ghostwritten more than a dozen books and coached numerous aspiring writers through their projects. Larry teaches at numerous conferences nationwide each year and has become a much sought-after writing coach. His five releases this year include two ghostwriting projects, two novels and a book on the craft.

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