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Coach Teresa’s This Reminder and That Reminder for Writers / Authors

Happy New Year !

I Wish You . . . Work that Makes Your Heart Sing

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Back-up your electronic files–on a flashdrive or use an online service. Sometimes I email files to myself and then move those emails into folders.

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Make 2012 writing career goals, starting with January.  If you’re not in northern California . . . to look for similar events or organizations that I associate with, go to Google and key in the words: events for writers  OR writers organizations . . . and the name of your city and state. ShawGuides is another resource.

Coach Teresa here with mine:

  • edit a section of a client’s novel
  • provide Chinese-ism for a colleague’s short story in an anthology
  • attend January 5th 2012  6:00-7:30pm Women’s National Book Association get-together at SFPL Click here
  • prepare for my January 8th 2012 presentation Writing-Career-Make-Over with Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan at California Writers Club Redwood Branch in Santa Rosa, CA Click here for details.
  • meeting with colleague Elisa Sasa Southard for our monthly writing date
  • prepare to serve as roundtable discussion leader for Linda Joy Myers’s National Assn. of Memoir Writers to talk about building a writer’s platform — Thurs. January 8th 2012  (4:00pm California time). Free on the Internet. Please sign up.
  • attend planning meeting for Women’s National Book Assn-SF Chapter
  • meet with mastermind members Linda Lee, Mary E. Knippel and Lori Noack
  • attend “Create Your Success Story from the Inside Out” workshop facilitated by Mary E. Knippel for Women’s National Book Assn-SF Chapter on January 29, 2011 Click here
  • continue helping clients with my workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW click here
  • schedule editing clients
  • continue writing my next novel!

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Authors (whether or not you’re self-publishing), remember to register your work with the Copyright Office.

eCO Online System

Before using the service, we recommend you first read eCO Acceptable File Types, eCO Tips, eCO FAQs, or eCO Tutorial (PowerPoint) eCO Tutorial (PDF). For recently added features, see eCO Updates.

Advantages include:

  • Lower filing fee of $35 for a basic claim (for online filings only)
  • Fastest processing time
  • Online status tracking
  • Secure payment by credit or debit card, electronic check, or Copyright Office deposit account
  • The ability to upload certain categories of deposits directly into eCO as electronic files
  • Available 24 hours a day, except for routine maintenance every Sunday from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 AM Eastern Time

Processing Time: The time the Copyright Office requires to process an application varies, depending on the number of applications the Office is receiving and clearing at the time of submission and the extent of questions associated with the application.

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Happy New Year!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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

Teresa is author of Love Made of Heart (to inspire adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their families)

Coach Teresa edits manuscripts (contemporary novels; thrillers; children’s novels; memoirs; short stories; anthologies) for authors who want to attract agents  & publishers  OR  want to be their own publishers.



My friend and colleague Elisa Southard and I met on Wednesday to outline our presentation for the San Francisco Writers Conference in February.

Conference registrants have described us as “The Elisa & Teresa Show” because we do skits to demonstrate our points, and, our sessions are always interactive.“Writing-Career Coach Teresa & Talking-Tagline Coach Elisa Southard love helping authors hook attention from agents and publishers.”

This year, SFWC creators Elizabeth Pomada & Michael Larsen want us to present: UPPING YOUR PLATFORM: Building Your Visibility Online and Off with YOUR Talking Tagline.
Fun! As a pre-conference exercise, I ask registrants to Google our names and see what our talking-taglines are.

Elisa Southard IS the Talking-Tagline Queen and the author of  Break Through the Noise: 9 Tools to Propel Your Marketing Message.

She’s my coach when I need to hook attention. She even dreamed up the main part of the title of my new guide !  Build Your Name, Beat the Game.  What a gift!  Thank you, Elisa!

Elisa’s working on a new book herself. Meanwhile I’d like to remind all writers (and anyone who has a service to provide) to visit her website.

Elisa Southard's Break Through the NoiseElisa is often quoted as saying, “Don’t kill a marketing moment, execute it.”

Happy New Year, Elisa!  And Happy Writing your new book!

Coach Teresa & Coach Elisa

Coach Teresa & Coach Elisa



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