Subscribe to my blog

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Archives

Posts Tagged ‘Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings’

**

 

**  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

COME TO SAN FRANCISCO THIS PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND and GET PUBLISHED!
SFWC MAIN CONFERENCE   February 13-16, 2014–at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
Also available: 18 low-cost, in-depth SFWC OPEN ENROLLMENT CLASSES taught by conference presenters on February 13th & 17th,2014

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

present:

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/conference-schedule/

**

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

**

Part 2 – Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s YouTube videos of FEMME: Women Healing the World movie’s Fab Four, their friends/old fans and new fans

Look for 4 more links (#5, #6, #7, #8) to videos of the FEMME movie screening in this post!

FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb with Dress Designer Neva Dinwiddie & Alexis (student in Professor Sheryl Fairchild's Psychology of Women class) - photo by Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart: a Daughter's Journey to Self-Forgiveness

 

VIDEO #5  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8vYdL-A1VU

FEMME: Women Healing the World – Early Arrivals to Movie Screening

Meredith Kennedy & Jill Smith with FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb and Director Emmanuel Itier.
Professor Sheryl Fairchild chatting with Susan Osborn, Ph.D.
Dress Designer Neva Dinwiddie and FEMME Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall

Publishing Syndicate folks with FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb (in red dress) and Yellowbill patrons - ALL femmes healing the world- photo by 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

VIDEO #6  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1tlggXy7yY

FEMME Director Emmanuel Itier, Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall with femmes

Dress Designer Neva Dinwiddie, Aleta Kazadi, director Emmanuel Itier, Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall, Andrea Roth and Susan Osborn, Ph.D. are all femmes! FEMME: Women Healing the World

 

a femme mother-daughter duo at FEMME Women Healing the World movie screening; FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb & Professor Sheryl Fairchild (Women's Studies; Global Issues) greet everyone at FEMME movie poster / resource table - photo by 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

VIDEO #7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlYzIQ5QQCI&feature=youtu.be

MEN & WOMEN attend movie screening of FEMME: Women Healing the World at Crest Theatre.
What an exciting evening! FEMME = project of love created and directed by Emmanuel Itier,  Celeste Yarnall (producer, spokeswoman, actress), Nazim (artist, producer), Margie Yee Webb (producer, author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings), Sharon Stone (executive producer), and a BIG list of women & men healing the world !

 

Producer Margie Yee Webb (in red dress) greets movie goers at FEMME screening. Which students are from Professor Sheryl Fairchild's Global Women’s Issues class? Photo by Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Love Made of Heart: a Daughter's Journey to Self-Forgiveness. On the "Rate Your Professors" website, students say: "Sheryl Fairchild is a wonderful professor who is thoughtful and passionate about women's studies. She is very helpful and understanding. She is great!"

 

Director Emmanuel Itier & Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall happy to see FEMME fans (including Eric Dadmehr and wife) - photo by 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

**

FEMME Producer-Actress Celeste Yarnall (Star Trek & movie star) loves meeting new fans; Celeste's husband Nazim Artist extraordinaire sets up exhibit (his art in the movie FEMME: Women Healing the World) - photo by 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

**

Professor Sheryl Fairchild (Women's Studies; Social Science), Teresa LeYung-Ryan (22-Day Writing Coach and author fof Love Made of Heart), dress designer Neva Dinwiddie at FEMME: Healing the World movie screening orchestrated by FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb - photo by young lady who posed with her mom in another photo

**

Director Emmanuel Itier happy to meet women and men who are healing the world at FEMME screening - photo by author & 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

**

FEMME fans who are already healing the world - photo by Teresa LeYung-Ryan author of Love Made of Heart

**

FEMME Women Healing the World movie's "Fab Four" (Director Emmanuel Itier, Producers Nazim Artist, Celeste Yarnall also spokeswoman & actress and Margie Yee Webb who found the historic Crest Theatre for the Dec. 5, 2013 screening) with friends (Jeff Wilson, Susan Osborn, Ph.D., Professor Sheryl Fairchild and Teresa LeYung-Ryan, creator of "Talking to My Dead Mom" monologues -- photo taken by co-owner of Crest Cafe

**

VIDEO  #8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZpM8wDJrjM&feature=youtu.be

FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb introduces representatives from Women’s Empowerment, Yellowbill Cafe, Pakmail to Director Emmanuel Itier at movie screening of FEMME: Women Healing the World

What an exciting evening! FEMME = project of love created and directed by Emmanuel Itier, Celeste Yarnall (producer, spokeswoman, actress), Nazim (artist, producer), Margie Yee Webb (producer, author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings), Sharon Stone (executive producer), and a BIG list of women & men healing the world !

Producer Margie Yee Webb chose the historic Crest Theatre which in 1995 was restored to it’s glittery 1940?s appearance.

These videos are by author & 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
* * * * * * * * * **

Soon . . . Part 3 – Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s YouTube videos of FEMME: Women Healing the World movie’s “Fab Four” with their friends/old fans and new fans

Click here to see official trailer of FEMME: Women Healing the World

Wishing Everyone Peace & Love!

 

 

**

 

 

 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here to say:  “The fun part of being a writer/writing coach is receiving exciting news from friends/colleagues.”

Author Margie Yee Webb (Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life), who is an associate-producer of the film FEMME–Women Healing the World,  forwarded this email:

 


From: Emmanuel Itier
Subject: Fwd: FEMME – “work in progress” screening at The Awareness Film Festival.

Dear Friend:

We will show a “work in progress” cut for our new inspiring documentary: FEMME-Women healing the World

at The Awareness Film Festival  (http://theawarenessfestival.wix.com/awarenessfestival#!home/mainPage ) on November 4th, 2012 at 7pm.
I will be there for a Q&A after the show and will have surprise guests!

See you at the Awareness Festival!! Hope you can make it!! Invite friends…

Love,
Emmanuel
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Author Carol Sheldon (Mother Lode) is wearing her playwright & director hats these days.
Carol emailed:
Hello Theatre-Goers:My comedy On with the Wind will be presented at the Fall 2012 Fringe of Marin Festival of One-ActsOn with the Wind  — set in a retirement home, 4 ladies and 1 man try to watch an old video of Gone with the Wind.  Midst squabbling over events in their lives, events in the film, the video breaks, as the only man is fought over by 2 of the women. This is one of several shorts at the festival which takes place on Dominican Campus at Meadowlands Hall, San Rafael, CA.  Sat.Nov. 3, Sat.Nov. 10, Sun.Nov. 11 (mat.), Fri.Nov.16 and Sun.Nov. 18 (mat.) The evening performances are at 7:30pm. The matinees are at 2:00pm.  For directions and more information about the 2 programs visit  http://www.fringeofmarin.com
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00pm
Author / Writing Teacher Lynn Cook Henriksen will be at Books Inc.  1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA

  Lynn Henriksen-Author-TellTale-Souls

The award-winning guidebook TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit

If you could tell just one  small story that would reveal the essence of your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive, what would it be?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Hearty Congratulations to Margie and everyone involved in FEMME;  Carol, her new play On With the Wind, and everyone at Fringe of Marin Festival of One Acts; Lynn and everyone involved in her guidebook TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan


 

Cheering for writers and readers and everyone who has a story in her/his heart!

http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

http://www.facebook.com/Teresa.LeYung.Ryan
http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyun

Have you seen Coach Teresa interviewed by Frank Mallicoat on CBS Channel 5?

 

 


Coach Teresa, what happened on Feb. 16, 2012 at San Francisco Writers Conference?

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here . . . this is what happened from my point of view. Tell me and my colleagues your point of view by submitting comments to this blog post.  How? Click on the blue title bar of this post, scroll down to get the boxes, fill in boxes and click on “submit comment” button.

I took BART into The City and then MUNI #1 to meet co-presenter & colleague Mary E. Knippel.  At 6:00pm we were to deliver BE YOUR OWN EDITOR at the San Francisco Writers Conference at the Mark Hopkins Hotel at top of Nob Hill.

Authentic details for writers who want to get to the top of Nob Hill: If you off-board BART at Embarcadero station, come up to street level that is closest to Drumm Street. Walk northward on Drumm, then westward on Sacramento Street (a one-way street). At Sacramento St. (near Davis St.), you’d catch the MUNI #1 bus that travels westward on Sacramento Street. $2 fare (driver gives  y0u a transfer that’s good for 4 hours).

The ride is about 10 blocks or .7 mile (through Financial District and Chinatown, and up the hills).  If you’re concerned about not knowing how to push the bell or pull the cord to request your stop, ask the bus driver or fellow passengers to look out for you. Off-board at Mason; walk a block southward on Mason to get to California St. (California St. is parallel to Sacramento St.).  Wait for signals to cross the street.  There you are–at the International Mark Hopkins.

As soon as you step onto the bricked courtyard, courteous hotel employees will greet you.

**

Linda Lee and Jane Glendinning among the first to arrive to help make SFWC THE writers conference

 

Story Consultant and Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan happy to present at SFWC again

presenters Mary E Knippel & Linda Lee solve mystery over their luggage at Mark Hopkins

 

**

 

 

 

 

 

**

 

***

I saw Laurie McLean, Barbara Santos & Richard Santos, Nina Amir, Neal Sofman, dear mentors Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada, Stephanie Chandler and other colleagues.  Our session was to begin at 6:00pm.  Among the writers who attended our session “Be Your Own Editor” were memoirist Jing Li,  journalist and novelist Don Hudson and Margie Yee Webb (author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings)!

Thank you, Patrick, for setting up the microphone–the room was long–without the microphone, the writers sitting in the back would have had difficulty hearing us.

Thank you to each writer in the room!  Here’s an offer to you if you were in our session on Feb. 16, 2012 –  I’ll be happy to read and give feedback to the first 2 pages (double spaced; pages numbered; manuscript title and your full name in the header) of your manuscript.  Email me: your full name; your project’s genre; list of your themes.  Then I’ll let you know when would be the best time to email me your first 2 pages. I’ll arrange my schedule so that I can focus on one writer a day.  My email address is at gmail.com  My User Name is:  WritingCoachTeresa


Session hand-out for Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s presentation BE YOUR OWN EDITOR

 

 

Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Being Your Own Editor
Ensure Your Manuscript 100% Ready For the Next Step
•    hire a book doctor/developmental editor OR
•     pitch to agents or acquisition editors OR
•     be  your own publisher

fiction / narrative nonfiction / prescriptive nonfiction (“how-to” books)

YOUR NAME: ______________________________ Your Project: ________________________________

Tool #1   Grounding Reader with the three Ws (Who? When? Where?)
Tool #2   Hooking Reader from first page to last with core theme and “What does Protagonist want?” (in prescriptive nonfiction “What does Reader need?”)
Tool #3     In Fiction & Narrative Nonfiction (both genres are forms of  “story-telling”) Who are your protagonist, antagonist, and other archetypes?
Tool #4    In Fiction & Narrative Nonfiction (front story / back story)
Too