Posts Tagged ‘and Media Attention’
Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here to wish all writers time to write, read, and support other writers.
Mary B. French‘s children’s book about Compass (a teddy bear who has special talents) and his human friend Molly (whose parents are separated) teaches readers (young and old) how to be a good friend, go after our dreams, and love ourselves. Also, I learned a few things about English customs, and, how one would go about meeting the Queen. A sweet story!
Cheers to the author of Bear-ly There With Compass and all the protagonists in the story!
Sincerely, 22-day writing and fanbase-building coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
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I am reading entries to “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” which I am sponsoring for the San Mateo County Fair Literary Arts Division and California Writers Club SF Peninsula Branch. Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, CWC, and everyone who support the many writing contests. Thank you, Professor Sheryl Fairchild, for being co-judge to the contest I’m sponsoring. Bravo to all contestants, for polishing your pieces and submitting to the various contests.
Advice to writers who will be entering their works to any writing contest: follow guidelines to increase your chance of receiving an award. If the contest’s theme is battling mental illness, write about that; if the contest’s theme is about adopting a pet, write about that.
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Last performance The Year of Magical Thinking will be Sunday April 27, 2014.
Authors Mary E. Knippel, Lynn Scott and I are going to see the play The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (based on her memoir of the same title), directed by Craig A. Miller, starring Grace Kingsley. Thank you, director Lennie Dean, for emailing this message:
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Saturday, June 21, 2014 Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan will present “Build/Fortify Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase” at California Writers Club – Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, California. Thank you, Paula Chinick and Blake Heitzman, for inviting me!
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”
Teresa’s novel Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby is used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center.
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** Here’s a short-short video of Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Elisa Sasa Southard inviting you to the San Francisco Writers Conference! **
What will be happening? Four days of 90+ sessions with major presenters, agents and editors; copious networking with the people who can advance your writing career, a glorious opening gala; evening Open Mic, poetry happenings, and pitch sessions…plus a SFWC writer’s bag, 2 keynote luncheons and 2 breakfasts are included. Late Registration until February 12th, 2014 is $745.00. Walk-up price will be $795.00 if there is still room.
San Francisco Writers Conference
CONFERENCE registration fee includes four days of sessions & keynotes, two breakfasts/two lunches, a Welcome Gala, unlimited networking, and more! CLICK HERE to register now.
Optional Pre & Post Event In-Depth Writing Classes on Thursday, February 13th in the evening and all day Monday, February 17th taught by some of the presenters. CLICK HERE
Yours truly Teresa LeYung-Ryan will be co-presenting 2 sessions:
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 3:00-3:45pm at SFWC
Elisa “Sasa” Southard & Teresa LeYung-Ryan
present their interactive session
FROM HOOKS TO BOOKS: Grabbing the Attention of Agents and Editors with Your Talking Tagline & Platform
- create your talking-tagline (for query letter, book proposal, press releases) to hook agents, acquisition editors, readers, and the media
- make your name synonymous with the themes you write about
- have fun building your platform (for fiction and nonfiction writers)
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 11:00-11:45am
Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan
“BE YOUR OWN EDITOR: Ensuring Agents and Editors Love Your Work”
Learn how to inject the “5 Ws & Core Theme” and take your fiction, narrative nonfiction or prescriptive-nonfiction manuscript to the next phase.
- even if you are in a critique group or preparing to hire an editor or a book doctor
- whether you are planning to be your own publisher or pitch to agents and acquisition editors
- save money and avoid headaches
For full schedule: http://sfwriters.org/
San Francisco Writers Conference presents:
FEMME: Women Healing the World
Free Movie Screening Open to the Public
followed by a discussion with Producer Margie Yee Webb (aka author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings)
Invite your friends who live in San Francisco!
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 9:00– 11:00 p.m.
California Room, California Street Level, Mark Hopkins Hotel
A Weekend In the Life of this Writing-Career Coach
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here, wishing all writers new vitality to write and promote your work.
On the evening of May 2nd, 2012, I received my sister’s text-message “Nayati is home!” (kidnapped boy had been released, thank God!) I text’ed back “Get some rest” because I knew she must be exhausted (joining forces and taking action to help find Nayati, conducting class, and comforting her own students).
That evening I got onto facebook to broadcast the news of Nayati’s safe return, called friends who don’t use facebook, and updated my webpage and blog posts. Thank you, Everyone, for your powerful prayers.
The next day (after a long sleep), I went about my day with a lighter heart.
So, I wrote cards (created by Rosemary C.) to Elaine M. (retired teacher), Luisa Adams (author of Woven of Water), Vicki Weiland (developmental editor of nonfiction books) and Lori Hope (author of Help Me Live)
I sent Bardi Rosman Koodrin scoring sheets for the “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” which I created and sponsored. I understand that winners from all the writing contests through the San Mateo County Fair Literary Arts Division will be published in Carry the Light San Mateo County Fair Literary Anthology 2012.
And, I continue to read Mary Jo McConahay‘s mesmerizing memoir Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest.
Another dear friend to me and my sister! Jonathan was able to go to Norway Day Festival to cheer for my client Carla Danziger too.
I emailed my publicity sheet to colleague Laurel Anne Hill who is helping Bardi Rosman Koodrin. “Teresa LeYung-Ryan and California Writers Club colleagues will be at Author Day June 16, 2012 at the San Mateo County Fair“
My pal Elisa Sasa Southard (travel writer and certified tour director) called to schedule our next work session. Our conversation reminded me to post these links:
http://valerieleeworks.wordpress.com Valerie Lee is the author of The Jade Rubies. Here’s a book review by Robert A. Garfinkle of Valerie Lee’s book The Jade Rubies.
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/index.html Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex or forced labor. They are young children, teenagers, men and women. Trafficking in persons occurs throughout the world, including in the United States.
http://www.polarisproject.org Polaris Project’s client services department has been providing survivors of human trafficking with the support necessary to rebuild lives and regain hope for the future.
Polaris Project’s Executive Director Bradley Myles discusses human trafficking in the United States, the NHTRC and what you can do if you suspect some one is being trafficked.
Here’s my webpage with links to The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Stamp Out Stigma, and BringChange2Mind.org
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says:
“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”
Coach Teresa has helped over 1,000 writers.
As editor/story consultant, Teresa LeYung-Ryan identifies themes, universal archetypes, front-story & back-story in clients’ manuscripts.
- As author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW, she says: “Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”
- Teresa has built her own platform happily. Her first novel Love Made of Heart is used in college composition classes; recommended by the California School Library Association and the California Reading Association; and archived at the San Francisco History Center
- Teresa’s 10-minute play Answer Me Now has been selected to be part of the 2012 Redwood Writers Play Festival. Tickets to June 29, 30 and July 1 performances will be on sale as of May 1st through the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, CA
Coach Teresa’s Blog is abundant resources for you.