Fayette Foxs Writing     Portfolio
Explore•   Novel - "The Deception Artist"•   Commissioned Travel Writing•   Lonely Planet Guidebooks•   Marketing Material...
Novel - "The Deception Artist"Literary fiction, due to be published by Myriad  Editions in May 2013.For more information, ...
Commissioned Travel WritingFayette was commissioned to write the following travel pieces:Open Places/Trazzler     o    Sno...
Lonely Planet GuidebooksFayette is proud to have commissioned the following titles:
Lonely Planet Guidebooks (Cont.)Fayette provided editorial support/content  creation for the following titles:
Marketing MaterialBombastic BerriesSample ad copy for local businessWhat could be better than fresh, luscious strawberries...
Humorous Bar ReviewWritten in the style of UrbanDaddy.comHomesteading in San FranciscoA Real Mission SaloonYour elephant i...
Humorous Bar Review (Cont.)sandwiches or grilled cheese. Plus Homestead is dog-friendly so your elephant will be in goodco...
Nonprofit Info for Student AudienceFayette wrote the followingdocument while working at antichild-labor  nonprofit, GoodWe...
Blog post - "Invasive Species"Invasive SpeciesEcological blog post“Is that one?” I ask Metha as we round a corner.“Nope. T...
Blog post - "Invasive Species"                        (Cont.)What does it mean to not belong? Invasive vs. native species....
Fundraising LetterSample direct mail appeal for high school alumni in support of a favorite teacher whowas fired due to a ...
Fundraising Letter (Cont.)dismissal resulted in the loss of his job and also his profession because of his public firing.B...
Fayette Foxs Contact Informationfayette.fox@gmail.com(202) 744-7592www.linkedin.com/in/fayettefox/
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Visual presentation with writing samples by Fayette Fox. Includes publishing content for debut novel, commissioned travel writing, Lonely Planet commissioned guidebooks, chocolate strawberries marketing material, review of the best bar to take your elephant, blog post on ecological research and fundraising letter for a direct mail appeal. Click embedded links to view PDF versions of samples.

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Fayette Fox’s Writing Portfolio

  1. 1. Fayette Foxs Writing Portfolio
  2. 2. Explore• Novel - "The Deception Artist"• Commissioned Travel Writing• Lonely Planet Guidebooks• Marketing Material• Humorous Bar Review• Nonprofit Info for Student Audience• Blog post - "Invasive Species"• Fundraising letter
  3. 3. Novel - "The Deception Artist"Literary fiction, due to be published by Myriad Editions in May 2013.For more information, pleasevisit Myriads website.
  4. 4. Commissioned Travel WritingFayette was commissioned to write the following travel pieces:Open Places/Trazzler o Snoozing in a Space Pod in Tokyo, Japan o Lounging on White Beds in the Blue Pumpkin in Siem Reap, Cambodia o Drifting to Mangoes in Cai Rang Floating Market, Vietnam o Toasting Above the Chaos in Bangkoks Vertigo BarTripAdvisor o Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide
  5. 5. Lonely Planet GuidebooksFayette is proud to have commissioned the following titles:
  6. 6. Lonely Planet Guidebooks (Cont.)Fayette provided editorial support/content creation for the following titles:
  7. 7. Marketing MaterialBombastic BerriesSample ad copy for local businessWhat could be better than fresh, luscious strawberries? How about those same choice strawberries dipped in chocolate? Bombastic Berries sources its strawberries from a local, organic farm, just 60 miles from San Francisco and use Fair-Trade certified chocolate. Founder Devon Weston trained under a top Belgian chocolatier and has perfected her technique over the past 15 years. Choose between milk or dark chocolate and we‟ll do the rest. Hand-dipped strawberries come in batches of one dozen or more, and are delivered in a wicker basket, lined with vintage fabric - Perfect for a trip to grandmother‟s house, as a special thank you to a friend, or to impress your honey on a romantic picnic.
  8. 8. Humorous Bar ReviewWritten in the style of UrbanDaddy.comHomesteading in San FranciscoA Real Mission SaloonYour elephant is looking lonely.You‟ve been leaving him home a lot lately. You get back from barhopping with friends and he looks atyou with those melancholy pachyderm eyes, waving his ears at you. No one does guilt trips likeelephants. It‟s enough to kill your buzz.Wouldn‟t it be nice if you could bring him out with you?Well now you can. Enter Homestead.Homestead is an intimate, refreshingly unpretentious bar in the Mission. There‟s decadent wallpaperand a heavy wooden bar that exude coziness. Naturally there‟s a solid beer menu ranging fromTecate to Belgian blondes on tap. And nipples. The walls are covered in retro nude paintings.There‟s often a pop-up food table outside, dishing out high calorie comforts like chicken and waffle (Continued...)
  9. 9. Humorous Bar Review (Cont.)sandwiches or grilled cheese. Plus Homestead is dog-friendly so your elephant will be in goodcompany.But nudes, pooches and good beer aside, Homestead is known for its peanuts. Yeah, strangelyaddictive roasted peanuts. (We hope you aren‟t allergic.) And just like a Wild West saloon you canthrow your empty shells on the floor. In fact, it‟s highly encouraged.Your friend the elephant will feel right at home. The only challenge will be getting him through the frontdoor.VITALSHomestead2301 Folsom Street(at 19th)San Francisco, CA 94110(415) 282-4663official website
  10. 10. Nonprofit Info for Student AudienceFayette wrote the followingdocument while working at antichild-labor nonprofit, GoodWeaveUSA. Intended for a studentaudience, this documentdemonstrates Fayettes ability toconvey complex information,simply.
  11. 11. Blog post - "Invasive Species"Invasive SpeciesEcological blog post“Is that one?” I ask Metha as we round a corner.“Nope. That‟s another willow.”I can‟t tell the difference yet. Metha probably dreams about acacias.The trees are an invasive species and once you know how to spotthem, you see them everywhere in Northern California. Behind a gasStation,in a parking lot, round the back of the shopping center. They areIllegal immigrants of sorts. Originally guests from Australia, now botanists are concerned they could have outstayedtheir welcome. Like kudzu in the South, the trees grow quickly, choking out the other plants, taking over.Metha is an old friend from middle school who is working on a PhD in Environmental Studies. She‟s been conductingfield research on acacia trees for months and I‟m tagging along for the day trying to make myself useful.Metha stops the truck on the side of the road. We‟re in the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It isearly August but the hilly terrain is cold and shrouded in fog. She points out the cluster of acacias and gets to worktaking coordinates with her GPS. I pinch off leaf buds like she showed me, samples from each tree in envelopeslabeled with a Sharpie. All the DNA for each tree is contained within those tiny leaves. I am reminded of that scene inE.T. when the aliens collect plant samples.
  12. 12. Blog post - "Invasive Species" (Cont.)What does it mean to not belong? Invasive vs. native species. As a kid I remember the debate surrounding California‟seucalyptus trees, another Australian import. A fire hazard, with their cough drop oil, in blazes, the trees have a badhabit of exploding. But they‟ve been here for a long time now and the tall trees create shade and their roots hold thetopsoil in place. Removing them is expensive and any replacement trees will take a while to become established. Howlong does something have to live somewhere before it belongs?The acacia are spreading. Metha found a record from 1987, describing a cluster near an old army barrack. We manageto find it despite the old report not having GPS coordinates. Whereas twenty years ago it was a small cluster, now ithas grown into a vast thicket. But what does it all mean? Are the trees changing the PH content of the soil? Are theychoking out the native plants? Metha isn‟t sure yet and she doesn‟t even know what the focus of her project will be.Right now, she‟s just collecting data. I‟m glad for the opportunity to help her and she is happy for the company. Being afield researcher can be lonely work.I guess, sometimes we just keep gathering information and hope when the time comes, we‟ll know what to do withit.
  13. 13. Fundraising LetterSample direct mail appeal for high school alumni in support of a favorite teacher whowas fired due to a lapse of judgment 30 years prior.Subject: How we can help Bill SmithDear Lincoln Hills High School Alum/ [name],“Bill Smith was definitely one of my favorite teachers of all time!” – Margaret Larim, „92“It really was a gift to learn from Bill and I carry those lessons with me always!!” – Gary Ackerson, „84“Bill was a huge mentor in my life at Lincoln Hills in both music and writing and I am so lucky to have had himas a teacher. His creativity has been a huge inspiration to me and Im honored to have had him in my life.”–Tania Hong, „10Bill Smith affected so many of us for the better. He is an amazing teacher who gave 35 years of service toLincoln Hills High School. He coined the phrase, “Think, Question and Create” and has inspired us to do justthat.Now Bill needs our help and it’s our turn to give back.
  14. 14. Fundraising Letter (Cont.)dismissal resulted in the loss of his job and also his profession because of his public firing.Bill‟s immediate pressing expenses include mortgage payments, his daughter‟s college tuition, healthinsurance for his family and thousands of dollars in legal expenses.We are a group of alumni like you, who were deeply saddened by what happened and want to do what we canto help Bill. We have created a monetary fund to help Bill and his family get through this difficult time. Weneed to raise $50,000 to help cover Bill‟s expenses in the short-term and we need your help.Will you help today with a gift of [recent alumni: $15, $30, $50, $150] [older alumni: $35, $50, $125, $250,$500,] or more? Any amount would help and all proceeds will make a huge difference in helping Bill and hisfamily.“Bill influenced so many students for the better- many of whom are now out there writing and making music.”–Jeremy Thompson, ‟83How did Bill make a difference in your life? We hope you will make a gift today to help make a difference inhis. Please support Bill with a secure donation to The Bill Smith Fund by XXXdate.Thank you in advance for helping us reaching our goal to help Bill and his family.Kind regards,The Bill Smith Fund CommitteeP.S. When you give, you can include a personal message of support which we will pass on to Bill.
  15. 15. Fayette Foxs Contact Informationfayette.fox@gmail.com(202) 744-7592www.linkedin.com/in/fayettefox/

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