Author / Writing Coach / Manuscript Consultant / Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan's Resources for Writers

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here to encourage you to pursue more and more resources . . . by visiting this website on a regular basis and subscribing to my blog (click on the words "my blog" to see it) to find other people who can help you polish your craft and further build your platform. If you are not in the vicinity of the events I blog about . . . please look at the names of the people who are referenced in my posts, go to their websites by clicking on the links I provide or your keying their names in a search engine. The people I blog about will lead you to their colleagues, and so on. More ways to build your platform and fanbase? See the exercises in my workbook Build Your Writer's Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days (in print edition and Kindle e-book edition)





Author / Manuscript Consultant / Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan teaches writers how to polish their manuscripts, articulate their platform statements, and build their fanbases by identifying themes and archetypes, before and after publication.  





Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan can show you how to transform your email signature-blocks, photos and videos, and website descriptions into platform statements . . . to attract target audience/readers . . . before and after publication. http://writingcoachTeresa.com

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Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan was honored to respond to Christy Pinheiro’s interview invitation http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/writers-coach-teresa-leyung-ryan-was-honored-to-respond-to-christy-pinheiros-interview-invitation/


Click here to view Coach Teresa answering the questions "What is a platform?" and "How do you build a fanbase?"

 on CBS Bay Sunday with Host Frank Mallicoat (produced by Akilah Bolden-Monifa) 


Experts for finding employment and Coach Teresa's dream teams

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com   Richard Bolles,  What  Color  Is Your Parachute  ?  books

http://dearjane.info  Rebecca Martin   , founder of dear jane…, a career advisement company..., believes that people can succeed in landing the "perfect" job if they can first identify what is right for them.

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan http://writingcoachTeresa.com "Reach out, not stress out. Wear the two hats - writer and promoter - with ease."

http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/    is the definitive website for writers looking for plot and scene development help. Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson is Teresa's plotting coach. 

www.rp-author.com/Adams     Luisa Adams    is an award winning writer, educator, workshop leader, and Licensed Brain Gym® Consultant.

https://www.facebook.com/MargieYeeWebb Margie Yee Webb is an author who advocates animal welfare and pet adoption and a producer of the movie FEMME: Women Healing the World

http://BreakThroughtheNoise.com/ Coach Teresa recommends Elisa Sasa Southard's book. Sasa is Teresa's talking-tagline coach.  

http://elisaonassignment.com/ Certified Tour Director Sasa Southard is creator of Big City Travel Skills

http://askmepc.com  C  ustom websites/blogs and training  -  remarkable Linda Lee is Teresa's cyberspace coach

http://riverofdreamswriting.weebly.com is a resource for conscious living, spirituality, metaphysics, writing classes, and the sacred feminine mysteries. Marie Elena Gaspari combines a thirty year background of study, practice and instruction in her classes and services. 

http://www.patwindom.com  As a Life Path Counselor, Patricia Windom believes that each of us can live to our full potential when we acknowledge the connection to higher consciousness

http://just-a-mom.us Yolande Barial Knight, columnist for Tracy Press; contributing author in anthologies; founder of Your Words Project

https://feministteaching.wordpress.com Professor Sheryl Fairchild teaches Women's Studies, Global Women's Issues, and Psychology of Women.


Organizations that Coach Teresa is a member of or recommends:

California Writers Club   --   19 branches in California and still growing!  http://www.calwriters.org

http://www.cwc-peninsula.org San Francisco Peninsula Branch of CWC usually meets at Belmont Library, Belmont, CA

http://www.redwoodwriters.org       This branch sponsors the Redwood Writers Conference. 

http://www.cwcsacramentowriters.org/  Sacramento Branch of CWC

Women's National Book Association   www.wnba-books.org

San Francisco Chapter  http://wnba-sfchapter.org 

www.dystel.com     Dystel & Goderick Literary Management, NY (Teresa LeYung Ryan's agent is Stacey Glick, VP at DGLM) 

    Kensington Publishing Corp., New York (Teresa LeYung-Ryan's editor for first edition of Love Made of Heart is John Scognamiglio)

www.chsa.org   Chinese Historical Society of America
www.aaastudies.org                                      Association for Asian American Studies 

www.aaww.org   The Asian American Writers' Workshop

Developmental Editors, Writing Coaches, Publication Experts, and more dream teams:

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Mary E. Knippel, writing coach, creativity coach and developmental editor http://yourwritingmentor.com

Vicki Weiland, book doctor/developmental editor and video scriptwriter specializing in fine arts, history, and business https://vickiweiland.wordpress.com

Lori Noack, publication and project specialist  https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lori-noack/15/ab/3a1

Lynn Scott says: "As an editor I help writers, new and seasoned, transform their non-fiction manuscripts into polished page-turners."    https://lynnscott.wordpress.com

More Professionals:

Angie Choi's book  My Dreams: A Simple Guide to Dream Interpretation shows how dreams help us solve problems in our waking world. 

http://www.bookrevieweryellowpages.com  Christy Pinheiro's books help authors get published and reviews for their books

http://www.darlenefrankwriting.com  Darlene Frank is creativity coach, editor and nonfiction book consultant

http://www.kemblescott.com/    novelist Kemble Scott / journalist Scott James

Lakshmi Hannah Kerner, freelance editor  https://www.linkedin.com/pub/lakshmi-hannah-kerner/5/aa5/a89   

http://laurelannehill.com/  Laurel Anne Hill crafts stories with inspirational premises

www.MCScala.com     Martha Clark Scala, MFT is the author of Feel Better in the Mourning: Give Grief a Voice, a psychotherapist, a presenter, and a real Listener.

www.holtuncensored.com    Pat Holt's website ! about books and the book industry written by Pat Holt, former Book Review Editor and Critic for The San Francisco Chronicle 

http://www.aeonix.com   Pete Masterson  , Publishing Consultant at Aeonix Publishing Group  ;  author of  Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers  

www.shelleysinger.com   Shelley Singer taught a class at U.C.Berkeley Ext.--that's where Teresa learned how to write an enticing query letter and the nuts-and-bolts of publishing. 

More Organizations for Writers:

http://sfwriters.org/    San Francisco Writers Conference. (Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Elisa Sasa Southard have been presenters since 2004; Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan present "Edit Your Own Manuscript" at SFWC)

http://www.sistersincrime.org/    Sisters In Crime SinC was founded in 1986 and is now 3600 members strong in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors.

www.stonesoup.com  Stone Soup    for young writers and artists 

www.writeradvice.com   Writer Advice (an excellent resource and a "fun" place to go to; B. Lynn Goodwin is the editor) 

www.thewritespot.us Writers Forum (created by  Marlene Cullen) is a monthly series of literary workshops exploring many avenues of writing--Petaluma, CA

Book Clubs & Magazine Clubs:

http://www.goodreads.com Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.

http://stoneslidecorrective.com    Christopher Wachlin is co-editor of The Stoneslide Corrective -- a weekly e-magazine and annual print magazine; they publish fiction, humor, satire, and other unnamed forms of sublimity.

More Artists, Authors, Journalists, Poets: 

Barbara Santos is the marketing director of San Francisco Writers Conference and the San Francisco Writing for Change conference. She is founder of SANTOS!PR and author http://PracticeAloha.org 

Bardi Rosman Koodrin is literary director https://carrythelight2013.wordpress.comand https://bardiblog.wordpress.com 

Carmen Lee founded Stamp Out Stigma http://www.stampoutstigma.net 

Chandra Garsson is artist and filmmaker https://www.facebook.com/chandra.garsson?fref=ts  and http://flyingpaintproductions.blogspot.com 

Deborah Grossman (an avid food and wine writer) brings a journalist's eye to any project  http://deborahgrossman.com 

Diane Warner is an advocate of http://californiaclubhouse.org 

Judith Marshall is author of the remarkable novel Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever http://judithmarshall.net  

Kim McMillon is literacy advocate extraordinaire. Arts in the Valley is hosted by Kim McMillon on 1480 KYOS in Merced, CA. Merced County has a vibrant arts community that Arts in the Valley showcases along with local and national authors. https://artsinthevalley.wordpress.com 

Marcia Naomi Berger is author and marriage meeting maven http://marcianaomiberger.com

Margaret Davis (sociologist) is a brilliant novelist http://margaretdavisbooks.com

Winifred McCaffrey is a memoirist who sheds light on civil wars, American expatriates, mental illness http://winifredmccaffrey.com 

 More helpful Organizations for Writers

http://www.copyright.gov  United States Copyright Office, a department of the Library of Congress

www.bookweb.org    American Booksellers Association (for lists of independent bookstores in the U.S., tradeshows, regional booksellers' organizations, and book festivals)

www.aar-online.org   Association of Authors' Representatives (literary agents)

www.bookwire.com    by Bowker 

http://csla.net      California School Library Association

http://www.californiareads.org  California Reading Association

www.folusa.com    Friends of Libraries, USA

http://marvel.loc.gov   Library of Congress

http://www.media-alliance.org   Media Alliance is a  media resource and advocacy center for media workers, non-profit organizations, and social justice activists. Their mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.

NCCBA - Google "Northern California  Children's Booksellers Association" to get contact information

www.nciba.com    Northern California Independent Booksellers Association  
www.pnba.org    Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association   

www.publishersweekly.com   Publishers Weekly


http://writing.shawguides.com  Shawguides -a d irectory of writers’ organizations, classes, workshops and conferences. 



http://www.indiebound.org  Indie Booksellers !

And, here are some of the indie booksellers I cheer for!

www.laurelbookstore.com      Laurel Book Store, Oakland, CA

www.bookpassage.com     Book Passage in Corte Madera and San Francisco, CA

www.booksinc.net     Books Inc. in California

http://bookshopwestportal.com/    BookShop West Portal, San Francisco, CA 

www.copperfieldsbooks.com    Copperfield's Books in California
www.elliottbaybook.com    The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, WA

www.keplers.com    Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park, CA

www.powellbooks.com    Powell's Books in Oregon

And, here's Barnes & Noble Booksellers www.barnesandnoble.com    


Other Extraordinary People:

http://www.stampoutstigma.net Carmen Lee founded Stamp Out Stigma - a consumer driven advocacy and educational outreach program designed to make positive changes in the public perception of mental illness and inform the community about the personal, social, economic and political challenges faced by people living with mental illness.

http://www.thework.com   The Work, founded by Byron Katie, is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It's a way to understand what's hurting you, and to address your problems with clarity. The books are helpful too.

http://www.miguelruiz.com  Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements:  a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Constructive Living: Outgrow Shyness, Depression, Fear, Stress, Grief, Chronic Pain the book by David K. Reynolds.  Patricia Ryan Madsen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpjhnO-bqs