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Saturday, June 21, 2014

What’s happening at various branches of California Writers Club?

 

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California Writers Club – Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, California

http://trivalleywriters.org/


Saturday, June 21, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (registration at 1:30)

22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan presents “Build/Retrofit Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase”

The cost for CWC Members is $10, nonmembers, $15. Anyone interested in the program or the organization may attend with no obligation to join.

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan will show you how to thrive in the publishing arena whether you are the publisher or you’ve sold rights to a third-party publisher. She says: “Reach out, not stress out!  By making your name stand for something—to attract targeted consumers (your fans)—who are likely to buy what you have to sell. Learn how to help your fans find you, before and after publication!”

Teresa is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. 

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California Writers Club–San Francisco Peninsula Branch

http://www.cwc-peninsula.org/events.html

Memoir into Fiction
Setting Your Characters Free

Mary-Rose Hayes

Adventurer and author, Mary-Rose will show us how to access a character by mining personal experiences and emotions from your own past.

June 21st, 2014 10AM-12PM Belmont Library
Members $10 Non-Members $13, Students $10/ID
First Meeting Free!

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California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch

http://www.cwcsacramentowriters.org/

 June 21, 201411:00 AM-1:00 PM

Gordon Warnock, founding partner at Foreword Literary: literary agent, marketing director and editor for independent publishers, freelance publishing consultant, and college-level writing tutor.

Monthly luncheon is open to the public.

Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.

The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.

Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA

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http://calwriters.org/ for list of all the branches

California Writers Club

“Educating writers of all abilities in the craft of writing
and in the marketing of their work”

 

Sincerely,

http://writingcoachTeresa.com
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is on the “My Writing Process” Blog Tour.

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.

 

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

Author and 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan on “My Writing Process” Blog Tour

Thank you, writer and poet Michelle Wing, for inviting me to the “My Writing Process” blog tour. Hearty congratulations to you and your collection of poetry, Body on the Wall, debuted just yesterday on May 15, 2014!  Everyone, please check out Michelle’s blog www.thepoemwhisperer.com  (about finding the words!), and http://michellewing.com/ . And, here’s her post http://thepoemwhisperer.com/my-writing-process-blog-tour/

Michelle Wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author & 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: "Work on your craft and build your name at the same time, with ease."--photo by author Lynn Scott

I am delighted to be on this blog tour. My turn to answer the 4 questions about my writing process.

1)      “What are you working on?” 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   I’m smiling as I answer this question.  I am working on two projects.  A prescriptive nonfiction project – Build Your Writing Life In 22 Days (the second workbook in my 22-Day series); and a narrative nonfiction project – I’m actually writing my first memoir.  No more hiding behind the protagonist in my first novel Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby.  By the way . . . the working title of my memoir is Moon Crone Driving Without a Steering Wheel: How this Writer Journeyed Through Early Menopause, Depression, and Love.

Looking at my own blog posts, I see that the muse for my memoir first appeared in October 2012:

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/coach-teresa-says-please-do-not-give-up-on-yourself-and-your-writing/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/authorwriting-coach-teresa-leyung-ryan-says-talking-about-depression-and-mental-illness-does-not-scare-me-anymore/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/author-teresa-leyung-ryan-says-transforming-depression-into-my-writers-muse/

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/helpful-websites-resources-for-mental-health-mental-illness-depression/

 

2)      How does your work differ from others of its genre? 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   There must be other authors who have written/are writing about being a writer, surviving menopause, and living with depression. Probably my work carries a distinctive voice because I am a female Chinese-American immigrant from Hong Kong with these experiences  – lived with a beautiful mother who suffered mental illness and the cruel stigmas; escaped from violence when I was a young woman; worked in a government agency, a public agency, as well as in the private sector; blessed with a caring community of extended family members, colleagues and friends; use all my literary works (fiction and nonfiction) to inspire adult-children of mentally-ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones AND to speak out against injustice and violent behavior.

 

3)      Why do you write the subject matters you write about? 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   How can I not write about mental illness, stigmas, rejection, joys and sorrows, the immigrant experience, poverty, and saying NO to everyday meanness, injustice, and violence?  The act of writing is the way I express my memories, observations and intentions.  An artist might employ paint, canvas, wood, and metal to do her/his work. I am a writer; therefore I employ words (choice and placement of words) to do mine.

 

4) What is your writing process? 

Teresa LeYung-Ryan:   As I tell my friends . . . I am pregnant with a memoir.  I write every day.  At bus stops, on public transportation, in waiting rooms (including jury assembly room). I journal to track authentic details, sometimes at the beginning of the day, sometimes at the end.  With the help of Martha Alderson and her Blockbuster Plots and Plot Whisperer books, I am replotting my story. I’ve begun writing scenes and rereading memoirs (including Woven of Water by Luisa Adams)  [ A note to self and all memoirists:  when writing nonfiction, we cannot change the sequence of events for dramatic effect; we cannot embellish or diminish the details; if we do not follow these rules, then we cannot label our work nonfiction. ]

Also, I write editorial memos for manuscript clients and coaching notes for my fanbase-building clients.  I blog as the 22-Day Writing and Platform and Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa. http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/  I love the act of composing/rewriting/restructuring/more rewriting –  these practices help me to really “reach out, not stress out.”  http://writingcoachTeresa.com

And, I rewrite/update my presentations.  For example, on June 10, 2014, 4:00-5:00om I’ll be in California at the San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Arts Stage  as a feature guest on “3 Short Plays with 3 Playwrights hosted by Darlene Frank” with the other two feature guests Ollie Mae Trost Welch and David Hirzel. I’ll be performing “What Am I Going to Do Now?” which is a new monologue for my “Talking to My Dead Mom” series.

Then on Saturday, June 21, 2014  I morph into Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan when I present “Build/Fortify Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase” at California Writers Club – Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, California.

Soon, I shall be working on presentations for the San Francisco Writers Conference!

Please click here for more info about my events. Please click here for resources for writers – including links to California Writers Club and Women’s National Book Association.

My darling friends/colleagues give me writing retreats – I get so much done when I’m with dear hearts, especially the past two years with Elisa Sasa Southard, Margie Yee Webb, Vicki Weiland, Mary E. Knippel, and Lynn Scott. Thank you writing-sisters!

Also, in June, I’ll be with California Writers’ Club colleagues/mentors including Winifred McCaffrey, Margaret Davis, Diane Warner, Darlene Frank, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Laurel Anne Hill, Christopher Wachlin (president of SF Peninsula Branch), Mary E. Knippel, and thirty other talented writers. Click here for schedule of literary events with CWC members at the San Mateo County Fair.

Click here for a list of my appearances/workshops (including June 10, 2014 at San Mateo County Fair’s Literary Arts Stage;  June 21, 2014 at California Writers’ Club Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, CA)

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Now I pass the torch to two fabulous colleaguesMary E. Knippel and Yolande Barial – who will be on the “My Writing Process” blog tour, so, please visit them at their blogs on and after Friday, May 23, 2014.

Yolande Barial

Yolande Barial is the proud mother of three remarkable children. She is known as the sensually spiritual poet/writer/blogger and columnist, and, has performed spoken word in venues (including Starbucks) throughout the SF-Oakland Bay Area from 2003 to present. Yolande is a contributing author in 3 anthologies – If Women Ruled the World; Oakland’s Neighborhoods; More of Life’s Spices: Seasoned Sistahs Keepin’ It Real.  Also, she is playwright and director of “Images of the King: A Child’s Dream” (a children’s play), a Red Room author, and contributor to the “Stockton Motherhood” column for Examiner.com. Yolande’s column “Mothers Corner” appears monthly in the Tracy Press newspaper. Visit Yolande Barial’s blog http://just-a-mom.us/

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Mary E. Knippel

Mary E. Knippel, author, speaker and writing mentor, is fiercely committed to guiding aspiring authors and entrepreneurs to polish their words so that they sparkle and shine; her clients come to her to get help when they feel paralyzed about where to begin, what to say, and how to make sense of the life-changing messages. A journal writer since the age of eleven, Mary knows the enormous power of the written word. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, she herself relied on writing in her own recovery. Her upcoming book, The Secret Artist: Give Yourself Permission to Let Your Creativity Shine, chronicles the healing results. Check out her online writing classes, writing tips, workshops, upcoming book, and blog http://yourwritingmentor.com

Sincerely,



Cheers from

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.

Subscribe to  “Coach Teresa’s blog” Click here to start.

 

Author & 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan proud of fellow members of California Writers Club – San Francisco Peninsula Branch

California Writers Club - San Francisco Peninsula Branch holiday meeting -- photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Martin Shane Dowd, Christopher Wachlin, Tory Hartmann - photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Ray & Margaret Davis - sociologist Margaret Davis is author of Straight Down the Middle (the novel)

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authors Wendy Walter & Lisa Meltzer Penn

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California Writers Club - San Francisco Peninsula Branch members (Darlene Frank with red scarf) - photo by fellow-member Martin Shane Dowd

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playwright Ollie Mae Trost Welch

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authors Ida J. Lewenstein, Jo Carpignano, C. J. Noonan - photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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friends with CWC members Laurel Anne Hill, Tory Hartmann, David Hill, James Hanna - photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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CWC members Tory Hartmann, Ann Foster, Jo Carpignano - photo by fellow-member & 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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CWC Peninsula Branch Members Dec 14, 2013- seated: Margaret Davis, Carole Bumpus, Elise Frances Miller; standing: Wendy Walter, Laurel Anne Hill, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Audrey Kalman, Teresa LeYung-Ryan - photo by Winston Bumpus

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photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Wendy Walter - photo by David Hill

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Dorcas Cheng-Tozun & Wendy Walter - photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Audrey Kalman at lecture - members of California Writers Club - San Francisco Peninsula Branch - Dec. 14, 2013 photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Sincerely,

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

 

 

 

 Sunday, August 11, 2013, 2:30–5:00 pm

Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA

California Writers’ Club – Redwood Branch presents:

Peter Bowerman “Love to Write But Hate to Starve?”

Keep Your ‘Passion’ Writing ‘Well Fed’ with Lucrative Commercial Freelancing

 

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Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:00am-noon

Belmont Library, Belmont, CA

California Writers’ Club – SF Peninsula Branch presents:

Victoria Zackheim
Noted author and teacher will be with us to tell us more about the Acorn Workshop and how to mold a simple idea into an intriguing story.  Ms. Zackheim’s most recent publication is  Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting out of Death

In addition to monthly meetings, check out open mic, the anthology Fault Zone, mentoring, and workshops!

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Writing Contest deadline has been extended for Non-Members to August 31, 2013

Fault Zone: Shift, the fourth in the anthology series edited by the SF/Peninsula Branch of California Writers’ Club, will be published by Sand Hill Review Press later in 2013. Non-members of SF/Peninsula Branch are eligible to enter the Fault Zone short story contest.

Fault Zone isn’t only about earthquakes. It’s about personal faults, shortcomings, and the foibles of being human. In a way, we all live on a fault zone. Write from the heart. Be edgy. Be wild. But make sure your story has an arc. Stories involving California are always appreciated.

First Prize is $250 and publication in our next Fault Zone anthology.
Second Prize is $100.
Third Prize is $50.

 

Reading fee is $15.  More info – click here.

 

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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

2013 Golf Tournament to benefit
The Berkeley Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, ensuring the availability of services to support northern California’s homeless women & their children in their efforts to become more self-sufficient since 1988!

at the Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek, CA

 

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October 1, 2013,  7:00-9:00pm

Author Readings at Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco, CA

sponsored  by Women’s National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter

 

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Sincerely,

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

author of:

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (the workbook)

Love Made of Heart (the mother-daughter novel used in college composition classes; book is archived at the San Francisco History Center)

Answer Me Now  (the award-winning short play)

and speeches advocating mental health and end violence against women and children

Click here for a list of Coach Teresa’s event.

http://writingcoachTeresa.com  for more resources.

Coach Teresa says: “Wear the dual hats of writer and promoter. Reach out, not stress out.”

 

Look for fun events at the 2013 Literary Arts Stage, Fine Arts Galleria (area #4 on Fair Map), Expo Hall, at the San Mateo County Fair, San Mateo, CA  General Info on the San Mateo County Fair

Bardi Rosman KoodrinLiterary Director

Bardi Rosman Koodrin

Literary Events Schedule June 8-15, 2013

 

Events hosted by the SF/Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club 
Click to download

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/fair-info/fair-info/getting-here street map of the area

https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/fair-info/fair-info/grounds-map  Look for space #4 which is Fine Arts Galleria in the building on right side of this map; once you’re in the Fine Arts Galleria, look for the Literary Arts stage and California Writers Club members!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

  • 12-1pm – Carry the Light anthology book sale
  • 12:30pm – Copus, a spoken word rap/jazz/fusion band
  • 1-2pm – Welcome Supervisors Warren Slocum and Carole Groom as they announce the first ever San Mateo County Poet Laureate opportunity — a  2-year appointed position for a poet living and creating in San Mateo County! We’ll celebrate with poetry readings and more music from Copus
  • 2-3:30pm – Carry the Light anthology launch and gigantic autograph party - Learn More
  • 4:00-5:00pm – “Editing Your Writing” workshop with Bay Area Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-RyanLearn More
  • 5-6:45pm – Carry the Light Winners’ Circle: first place contest winners (including Margaret Davis, Sue Barizon, Maria Elena Barr, Bernadine Fornesi) will present their submissions - Learn More

Sunday, June 9, 2013

  • 2-3pm – E-Book Workshop Panel moderated by Laurel Anne Hill with Beth Barany, Sandra Saidak, Troy Paiva, and Max Tomlinson - Learn More
  • 3-4pm – Sand Hill Review Press: Why We Write with Tory Hartmann, Marty Sorensen, Jim Hanna, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Mary Burns, and Elise Frances Miller - Learn More
  • 4-5pm – “Pitching and Query Letters” panel with Laurel Anne Hill, Beth Barany, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Tory Hartmann, and Audrey Kalman - Learn More
  • 5-6pm – First Page Writing Evaluation Sessions: Bring your first page of story or novel for expert critique – Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Laurel Anne Hill, Tory Hartmann, and Audrey Kalman.  NOTE: those who attend Coach Teresa’s Saturday June 8, 4:00pm “Editing Your Writing” workshop will go to the top of the sign-up sheet! Learn More
  • 6-7pm – Carry the Light Winners’ Circle: contest winners will present their submissions - Learn More

 Monday, June 10, 2013

2-3pm Laurel Anne Hill: Build  Your Own  Space Alien (A craft project  for children of  all ages)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

2-3:30pm  Writer’s Journey Workshop:  Darlene Frank

4-5:00pm Wise Women Elder Poets Panel: Jo Carpignano, Ida J. Lewenstein, Ollie Welch. Host: Darlene Frank

5-6:00pm  Three Short Plays –  by Ollie May Trost Welch, Dave Hirzel, Teresa LeYung-Ryan. Host:  Darlene Frank

6-7:00pm  David Hirzel book launch –  Hold Fast

7-8:00pm  Gus Tjaard book  event – Wind  Jamming to China

Wednesday June 12, 2013 – Fault Zone Anthology Reading

7-9pm – Literary Stage in The Fine Arts Galleria, Expo Hall - click here for more details
Fault Zone Authors
Watch The Fault Zone Video

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Frank A Saunders
David Hirzel
Pacifica Poetry
6:30-7pm - Anna Boothe presents: Job Hunting That Works!

Friday, June 14, 2013
Author Presentation by Cheryl & Ellis Levinson
Author Presentation by Minauti Dave, Len Hodgeman & Lois Young

Saturday, June 15, 2013

1-2pm Author Presentation by Ines Villafane-Leon - Learn More
2-4pm Author Book Day Signing - Learn More  line-up of authors below
4-5pm How to Podcast & Create Book Trailers - Learn More
5-6pm Let’s Talk Steampunk! Writing Workshop by Laurel Anne Hill - Learn More

Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 pm –  Chat with Bay Area Authors

They’ll gladly sign your book purchases for you! The Literary Stage in the Fine Arts Galleria, Expo Hall.

Audrey Kalman (PDF Bio)
Cheryl & Ellis Levinson (PDF Bio)
David Hirzel (PDF Bio)
Emerian Rich (PDF Bio)
Ezra Barany (PDF Bio)
Frank Saunders (PDF Bio)
Ines Villafane (PDF Bio)
Jon Cory (PDF Bio)
Latoya Ward (PDF Bio)
Lauren Anne Hill (PDF Bio)
Len Hodgeman (PDF Bio)
Lois Young (PDF Bio)
Mary Burns (PDF Bio)
Max Tomlinson (PDF Bio)
Minauti Dave (PDF Bio)
Sumiko Saulson (PDF Bio)
Tina Gibson (PDF Bio)
Virigina Thompson (PDF Bio)
Winifred McCaffrey (PDF Bio)

Bardi Rosman Koodrin Interview with Arts In the Valley - Listen Here

Meet The Writers Behind Our Sponsored Contests:

Teresa LeYung-Ryan (bio)
Frank Kahren (bio)
Laurel Anne Hill (bio)

100 Artists for Literacy Benefit - View More Info

How to Submit and Entry into a Literary Contest - View Here

Download the complete Literary Arts Galleria Book - Download Here

Phillip’s Wild African Predators and Prey - Click For More Info

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Sincerely,

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

author of:

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (the workbook)

Love Made of Heart (the mother-daughter novel used in college composition classes; book is archived at the San Francisco History Center)

Answer Me Now  (the award-winning short play)

and speeches advocating mental health and end violence against women and children

Click here for a list of Coach Teresa’s event.

http://writingcoachTeresa.com  for more resources.

Coach Teresa says: “Wear the dual hats of writer and promoter. Reach out, not stress out.”

To see the list of all the branches of California Writers’ Club  http://calwriters.org

California Writers’ Club – San Francisco Peninsula Branch

May 18, 2013, 10:00 am

Belmont Public Library (just south of Ralston on Alameda de las Pulgas), Belmont, CA

This month’s speaker, author David Corbett, will speak on “The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film and TV.” The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Belmont Public Library.  $15 for CWC members and $18 for non-members. Students get in for $10 with a valid ID.  First Meeting Free!

For more information about David Corbett, visit

For directions and more information about the meeting and CWC, visit http://cwc-peninsula.org

 

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California Writers’ Club – Redwood Branch

 Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2013, for the Redwood Writers 

Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA

 

Author Support Group, 1:00-2:15 p.mled by Deborah Taylor-French

Registration, Meet and Greet 2:30 p.m.

General Membership Meeting 3-5 p.m. – Meeting starts at 3 p.m. sharp!

Flamingo Hotel, Empire Rooms

2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405-4795, (707) 545-8530

See our website for a map:  www.redwoodwriters.org

 Members $5;  nonmembers $8

“Five Things That Are Killing Your Story” with Jana McBurney-Lin

     In her decades of writing and editing fiction, Jana McBurney-Lin discovered there are five basic elements necessary to bring life into any story. Let her help you breathe life into yours. McBurney-Lin appears on Sunday, May 19 from 3-5 p.m.  Admission is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers. Sponsored by Redwood Writers. For more information www.redwoodwriters.org

McBurney-Lin is the author of two acclaimed novels. My Half of the Sky (KOMENAR Publishing, 2006) received numerous awards, including Booksense Pick of the Month, Forbes Book Club Pick and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year (Honorable Mention). Her recently released novel, Blossoms and Bayonets (Redwood Publishing, 2012), is “suspenseful and deeply affecting,” according to best-selling novelist Caroline Leavitt.

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Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

22-Day Writers’ Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says:

“Build your writer’s platform and work on the craft, simultaneously with ease.  I’m cheering for you!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com  for Coach Teresa’s list of events; see how she helps her clients.

 

Coach Teresa’s Third Year Sponsoring “The Immigrant Experience” Writing Contest

I remember feeling hopeful when I entered the first five pages of my novel to the Jack London Writers Conference Writing Contest 1997 and the thrill when I heard my name announced as a winner. That recognition gave me confidence when I wrote query letters to literary agents. That manuscript became Love Made of Heart (published in October 2002).

So, when Bardi Rosman Koodrin (Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria at San Mateo County Fair) asked me to sponsor a writing contest, I had to say “Yes!”

Other sponsors said “Yes!” too.  For information about all the contests, please click on the headline below for my March 7, 2013 post:

Writing Contests – Novel, Memoir, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Story, Mystery, Essay, Poetry, Monologue, Children’s Novel, and More !

The deadline for all literary contests, including the NDNU scholarship opportunity as well as the two book cover art contests, is Monday April 1, 2013 at 5:00pm California time, no exceptions. $10 per entry.

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THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: NOVEL, MEMOIR, SHORT STORY, OR MONOLOGUE
Sponsored by writing coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Author of Love Made of Heart  (novel)
and
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days (workbook)
AWARDS OFFERED
1st Place $100 Rosette
2nd Place $50 Rosette
  3rd Place $25 Rosette
 This contest is to honor immigrants who triumph over stigmas and injustice. Your entry could be a firsthand account or a retelling of someone else’s experience. Please study your genre by re-reading your favorite author’s works.
Eligibility:
 Submit first 1,500 words of your unpublished
 novel, memoir, or biography
 (no synopsis or prologue please) or
a <1,500 word unpublished short story, essay or monologue.
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Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, all sponsors, members of California Writers Club, and, of course the folks at San Mateo County Fair! Good luck to all contestants!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheering for you!

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cares about helping fiction and nonfiction writers build their platforms and work on their craft simultaneously with ease.  She says: “Wear the dual hats as promoter and writer and be happily published. Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

 

 

Coach Teresa here . . . sharing an exciting announcement from Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria at the San Mateo County Fair.

Writing Contests – Novel, Memoir, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Story, Mystery, Essay, Poetry, Monologue, Children’s Novel, and more !

Hi everyone,

The deadline for all literary contests, including the NDNU scholarship opportunity as well as the two book cover art contests, is Monday April 1, 2013 at 5:00pm California time, no exceptions.  ALERT:  Ignore the deadline date of May 8 on the entry form; all literary contests are due APRIL 1!

List and descriptions of contests and rules: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2013/literary_13.pdf

How to submit your entries: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2013/literary_submit.pdf

We’re offering several new contests, and the NDNU scholarship opportunity is now open to any full-time student, so make sure you read all the material.  Just like last year, we require a two-step entry process:

1)   you must register and pay for each entry through the online process www.sanmateocountyfair.com Click on [Contests] tab, then click on Entry form. $10 per entry.  April 1st (not May 8th) for Literary Arts Contests.

2)   email each submission separately to literary@smeventcenter.com so we can publish our second volume of the Carry the Light anthology.  You can also send questions to that email address.

We look forward to receiving your literary submissions to the 2013 San Mateo County Fair.  Check back soon to see all of our free “events within the event” that will be offered on the literary stage throughout the fair June 8-16, 2013 at www.sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts

Good luck with the contests and I look forward to seeing all of you at the 2013 Fair!

Best,

Bardi Rosman Koodrin

Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria

San Mateo County Fair

 

Yours truly is sponsoring:

DIVISION 328
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: NOVEL, MEMOIR, SHORT STORY, OR MONOLOGUE
Sponsored by writing coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Author of Love Made of Heart  (novel)
and
Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days (workbook)

Thank you, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, all sponsors, members of California Writers Club, and, of course the folks at San Mateo County Fair! Good luck to all contestants!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheering for you!

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cares about helping fiction and nonfiction writers build their platforms and work on their craft simultaneously with ease.  She says: “Wear the dual hats as promoter and writer and be happily published. Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

The Plot Whisperer aka The Plot Guru aka The Martha Alderson!

Book Launch PARTY

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing is here! If you’re NOT in Northern California Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 to celebrate the official release of latest book in The Plot Whisperer series with Martha, you can still have an autographed copy. See below. You’re invited. Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 7:00pm. Come for the cake. Stay for the plot tips.

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Live PLOT WORKSHOP

California Writers Club (CWC) South Bay Writers Present:

Martha Alderson, The Plot Guru

author of Blockbuster Plots and The Plot Whisperer books

Sunday, January 27, 2013 in San Jose, CA
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Start the new year out right. Give yourself and your writing the gift of an intense look at the plot and structure and communication your story conveys. Devote a disciplined 5 hours exclusively to the character emotional development plot, dramatic action plot and the thematic significance plot and take your story to the next level of excellence.
To sign up for the plot intensive, visit: http://southbaywriters.com/wordpress/blockbuster-plots-workshop/

 

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For a schedule of upcoming plot events: http://www.blockbusterplots.com/resc/workshops.html

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The Plot Whisperer says:

WRITE A NOVEL, MEMOIR, SCREENPLAY with ME

The latest Plot Whisperer book beckons me from teaching writers how to plan and test a story with a plot to the actual writing a story with a plot from the beginning to the end. Use The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing and write a novel, memoir, screenplay with me one prompt at a time. Join me. Plot support on my blog.

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3 books – the set!  the kit!
The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing
The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories 
The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
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Coach Teresa here . . .  My mother-daughter novel Love Made of Heart would not have hooked super agent Stacey Glick in 2000 if Martha Alderson had not taught me how to plot and understand the functions of front story and back story.  Thank you, Plot Whisperer Martha!
I advise every writer to consult with Martha Alderson at least one time after you have written your first draft.  Her books = survival kit for writers.

Cheers to The Plot Whisperer aka The Plot Guru aka The Martha Alderson!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”   http://writingcoachteresa.com

As coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW , Teresa says: “Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”

As author of Love Made of Heart, creator of Love Made of Heart gift items and the Talking to My Dead Mom Monologues, Teresa encourages writers to speak out (in print) for those who cannot speak for themselves.

 

After Thanksgiving Day . . . Events for Writers & Readers in Placerville, Fremont, El Dorado Hills, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, CA

Friday, November 23, 201211 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Award-winning authors at Placerville News Company!

409 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
530-622-4510

Author/photographer Margie Yee Webb, Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life; and author Cindy Sample, Dying For A Date and Dying For A Dance, during Merchants Open House on Historic Main Street.  Just in time to start your Christmas shopping!

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Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 2:00-4:00pm  California Writers Club–Fremont Branch

For details: http://www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org/

Get ready to put aside the Thanksgiving leftovers, and dine on Fremont Area Writers’ Two for One Turkey Time Treat!

No, not food—food for thought.

We’re planning a revival of Open Mic, followed by a panel discussion in which three intrepid FAW members will attempt to answer your questions about writing, editing, marketing…you name it!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012,   5:00pm to 7:00pm

Authors Dahlynn McKowen & Ken McKowen at Face In A Book

Book Signing
FACE IN A BOOK Bookstore and Gifts
El Dorado Hills Town Center, El Dorado Hills, CA

Come meet local authors Dahlynn and Ken McKowen, creators of the Not Your Mother’s Book anthology series, at this special Small Business Saturday event. Also joining them will be Granite Bay resident Nancy Withers, who contributed a story to the On Being a Woman title. Light refreshments will be served.

The McKowens spent 10 years creating Chicken Soup for the Soul books with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen before launching the NYMB series. NYMB books are contemporary, fun and even daring! No sad, sappy or death and dying stories—EVER! They are looking for stories for 30-plus new NYMB titles. Submission guidelines can be found at www.PublishingSyndicate.com

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Saturday, December 8, 2012  California Writers Club–Mt. Diablo Branch in Pleasant Hill, CA

For details: http://cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.com/next-program/

Special End-of-Year Luncheon

with “Two of Our Own”

Susan Pace-Koch

Susan will discuss Get Out of My Head, I Should Go to Bed, illustrated by award-winning Jeremy Kwan, and her latest children’s book, In One Ear and Out the Other, illustrated by Jack Wiens.  Her books will be available for sale for those special children on your “list.”

Kathleen Curtis Wilson

Kathleen will speak of her twenty years of writing set-backs, successes, and opportunities.  She will describe two years of photography, three years of research, and four years to find a publisher for her third book, Irish People, Irish Linen.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012  California Writers Club–Tri-Valley Branch in Pleasanton, CA

For details:  http://trivalleywriters.org/

Meg Waite Clayton is the national bestselling author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and the Bellwether Prize finalist The Language of Light, published by Ballantine Books, a Random House imprint, and acclaimed by all major national book club picks.

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Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

As coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW , Teresa says: “Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”