Writer In Residence – July 2019

July retreat

July 21-26

Prep your Proposal

Want your proposal to stand out among all the others an editor will see? Spend three days with author Kathi Lipp working on all aspects of your proposal: from summaries to descriptions, and marketing to platform. Then, Kathleen Kerr, someone who reads (and accepts or rejects) proposals every single day, will read through your proposal, give feedback and give you the chance to edit and redo your submission.

Take this rare opportunity to give your proposal the best chance of being seen.

July 21-26, 2019
with Kathleen Kerr
& Kathi Lipp

Prices vary depending on accommodations. Click register below for room type and pricing. Scroll down for the full schedule of this retreat.

Your Writers in Residence

Kathleen Kerr

Kathleen Kerr

Associate Senior Editor at Harvest House Publishers

Kathleen Kerr is an editor, writer, and speaker. As acquisitions editor for the women’s division at Harvest House Publishers, she’s looking for new voices to minister to those who need the healing message of Christ. Kathleen has worked with new and bestselling authors, working to refine their messages and build their careers. Previously, she acquired children’s and tween books at Zondervan Publishing House.

Kathleen speaks regularly at conferences around the country, but she loves to come home to her family in the Pacific Northwest. In the company of her husband and two daughters, she can usually be found hiking, writing, and creating chaos in the kitchen.

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Podcaster

Kathi is the author of 17 books including best selling The Husband Project and the life changing Clutter Free. She has been named Best of Broadcast three separate times at Focus on the Family.

Kathi will share from her deep knowledge of working with agents and editors to help you position your personal story to connect with audiences.

SCHEDULE & THINGS TO KNOW

Sunday, July 21

4:00-6:00 pm Arrival & Check-in / Meet & Greet

6:30-8pm Dinner Buffet

8pm Fire Conversations

Monday, July 22

7-8 am Breakfast

8am Devotion and prayer

8:30am – 12pm Writing

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Workshop 1 Kathi – The Proposal Checklist

2:30 -4pm Fearless Feedback

4-5pm Workshop 2 Kathi Creating a Compelling Chapter Outline

6-7pm Dinner Buffet

7pm Fire Conversations

Tuesday, July 23

7-8 am Breakfast

8am Devotion and prayer

8:30am-12pm Writing

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Workshop 3 Kathi – The Competition and Why the World Needs This Book

2:30-4pm Fearless Feedback

4-5pm Workshop 4 Kathi Creating a Marketing Plan Publishers Will Love

6-7pm Dinner Buffet

7 pm Fire Conversations

Wednesday, July 24

7-8am Breakfast

8am Devotion and prayer

8:30am-12pm Writing

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Workshop 5 Kathleen – Workshopping Your Proposal

2:30-4pm Fearless Feedback

4-5pm Workshop 6 Kathleen– Workshopping Your Proposal

6-7pm Dinner Buffet

7pm Fire Conversations

Thursday, July 25

7-8am Breakfast

8am Devotion and prayer

8:30am-12pm Writing

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Workshop 7 Kathleen – Workshopping Your Proposal

2:30 -4pm Fearless Feedback

4-5pm Workshop 8 Kathleen – Workshopping Your Proposal

6-7pm Dinner Buffet

7pm Fire Conversations

Friday, July 26

7-8am Breakfast

8-9am Pack Up

9-10:30am Closing Workshop 9 What Do I Do From Here? -Kathi

11am Goodbyes

Things you May Want to Bring

 

1. Your work in progress (or at least an idea. If you don’t have an idea, we will help you with one!)

2. Your laptop (and charger)

3. Comfy clothes (Jeans are as fancy as you need to get. We’re in the mountains.)

4. Hiking boots if you want to go for an extended walk

5. Headphones if you want to listen to music (or just want to tune out the world)

6. Your favorite pen and notebook

7. Slippers

8. Your favorite lip balm and hand lotion (it can get dry up there)

9. Allergy medicine if needed (there is a house dog and cat)