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What an exciting week for writers in San Francisco this week!

February 12, 13, 14, 15, 2015  http://sfwriters.org

“If you’re going to the San Francisco Writers Conference, I’ll see you there!  With smiles.”

Thursday Feb. 12, 2015   I (Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan) be on the 4:45-5:45 panel  MAKING YOUR WORK REJECTION PROOF: Advice from Freelance EditorsNina Amir, David Colin Carr, Tanya Egan Gibson, Stuart Horwitz, David Landau, Heather Lazare,  Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Mary Rakow, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Annie Tucker, Ricky Weisbroth.  Moderator: Mary E. Knippel.    At the end of the session, you can sign up for a free consultation.

Friday Feb. 13 & Saturday Feb. 14    I (Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan) shall be in the Garden Room giving 8-minute consultations, so, please sign up early in front of the Garden Room on Friday or Saturday OR after the Thursday panel.

If all my 8-minute slots are filled, not to worry… If you see me sitting in the lobby or conference registration areas or near the conference bookstore, come by to ask me questions about your manuscript and how to pitch. Reach out, not stress out.

My books will be at the conference bookstore. Cheers to Bookseller Neal!

Love Made of Heart (mother-daughter love story) by Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Love Made of Heart

the mother-daughter novel that inspires adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about stigmas

- use in college courses -

http://writingcoachTeresa.com

Build Your Writer's Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days - workbook

Ask to see Coach Teresa 

for an 8-minute consultation 

Fri. or Sat. in Garden Room 

Go to  http://writingcoachTeresa.com

to see

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan 

interviewed on CBS Channel 5

And, I recommend your getting this book for a friend.
Break Through the Noise is also available at conference bookstore
Go to: http://breakthroughthenoise.com

to watch Elisa Sasa Southard demonstrate

“the talking tagline”

 

Author and Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “Identify the themes and archetypes in your intellectual properties and articulate your platform statement, simultaneously with ease. Show up for the writing, show up for the promoting. I cheer for you.”   

 

Take a look at the impressive list of speakers, presenters, freelance editors, agents, acquisition editors, publishers, and publishing experts. http://sfwriters.org/2015-sfwc-speakers/

Take a look at the impressive list of volunteers http://askmepc.com/sfwc-volunteers/

And of course the superheroes:

Mike Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada, SFWC Co-directors

Barbara Santos, Marketing Director/SFWC Newsletter

Richard Santos, Registration Director/SFWC website

Frances Caballo, Social Media Manager

Joan Gelfand, Poetry Track;    Carla King, Self-Publishing Track

Linda Lee, Volunteer Director;    Jane Glendinning, Volunteer Manager

Mary E. Knippel,  “Conductor!” of One-on-One with Independent Editors

 

Writing Coach / Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Colleagues at San Francisco Writers Conference 2015

Conference bookstore will be open Friday 8:00am through Sunday midday; stop by – say hello to Neal (from Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco) – take a look at novels, memoirs, biographies, how-to books for writers, children’s books, Y/A, graphic novels, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, thrillers, mysteries, photo/gift books, and more.

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Developmental editors & story consultants Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan use classics to draw examples for their class "For Theme Sake! BE YOUR OWN EDITOR" -photo by author Margie Yee Webb

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Developmental editors & story consultants Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan use classics to draw examples for their class "For Theme Sake! BE YOUR OWN EDITOR" -photo by author Margie Yee Webb

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Cat Mulan's Mindful Musings author/photographer, editor of Not Your Mother's Book on Cats anthology, FEMME: Women Healing the World documentary movie producer Margie Yee Webb

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Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson flanked by Writing & Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Memoirist Luisa Adams

 

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Cyberspace Genius Linda Lee empowers writers at SFWC--photo by Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Women's National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter members-authors-presenters at past years' SFWC

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Then, on Sunday February 15, 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Free and open to the public – Peacock Court, Lobby level

JOINING THE WRITING COMMUNITY: Connecting with Writers

Members of writer’s organizations, some national, will bring literature and speak about their organization and meet with attendees. Nina Amir, National Nonfiction Writing Month; Cara Black, Mystery Writers of America; Pat Brown, Goodreads; Zoe Fitzgerald Carter, San Francisco Writer’s Grotto; Stephanie Chandler, Nonfiction Authors Association; Gennifer Choldenko, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; Randy Dotinga, American Society of Journalists and Authors; Grant Faulkner, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo); Lee Foster, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, Bay Area Travel Writers Association; Jane Glendinning, California Writers Club; Anne Hill, Bay Area Bloggers Society; Scott James, Litquake; Linda Lee, Women’s National Book Association; Kerry Lonsdale, Women Fiction Writers Association; Kirk Russell, International Thriller Writers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reach out, not stress out. I’m cheering for you!

Teresa LeYung-Ryan is “Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa” and Manuscript Consultant and  . . .

author of:

Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby (novel used by college professors)

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

Coach Teresa’s Blog at http://writingcoachTeresa.com

 

 

 

 

Writers at “Pitch-O-Rama: Meet the Agents, Editors, and Publishers”  – San Francisco, CA

Pitch your novel, memoir, biography, autobiography, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, graphic novel, romance, how to, children’s book, etc.

 

April 13, 2013 morning in San Francisco “Pitch-O-Rama: Meet the Agents, Editors, and Publishers” – register through Women’s National Book Association (Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Mary E. Knippel and Catharine Bramkamp will be coaching attendees before and after they pitch)

Peter Beren

Nancy Fish

Tory Hartmann

Brenda Knight

Michael Larsen

Linda Joy Myers

Elizabeth Pomada

Lara Perkins

Alan Rinzler

Andy Ross

Brooke Warner

Erin Wiegand

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Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: "Hook attention with your themes, the four Ws (what, who, when, where) and who YOU are . . . when you pitch to agents, acquisition editors, and publishers."

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Coach Mary E. Knippel says: "If you're given only 6 minutes with an agent, use your time wisely. Save 3 minutes for the agent to give you advice."

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**April 13, 2013 in San Francisco “Small Press Publishers Panel & Luncheon” – register through Women’s National Book Association (must also register for “Pitch-O-Rama” in order to attend luncheon)

Brooke Warner of She Writes Press and Brenda Knight of Cleis Press & Viva Editions

 

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder   Fire & Water

Featured Authors: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder and Maggie Oman Shannon

In both her works of memoir and fiction, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder explores the unending complications of people living, working, and loving one another. Her debut novel is a dark love story, lightened with the balm of humor and tempered with the comfort of deep and true friendship. Fire & Water (She Writes Press, March 2013) is Kate Murphy’s story of navigating the treacherous territory of passionate love with friendship and family devotion as the only anchor that can keep her from losing all. Betsy will have her book for sale and signing.

Maggie Oman Shannon is an interfaith minister, spiritual director, and workshop and retreat facilitator. She is the author of five books, including Prayers for Healing. She is serving as the spiritual director of the Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco. In Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation, a D.I.Y. guide to peace of mind, Maggie Oman Shannon explores crafts and creativity as a spiritual practice providing enormous benefits. Shannon takes a rich “potpourri approach” that weaves together interviews, historical facts, “Soul Craft” projects for readers, quotations, and suggested resources with a broad assortment of spiritual practices gathered from crafts communities around the world, as well as from everyday people who have adopted creative forms of spiritual practice.

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**Many thanks to Committee Co-Chair Kate Farrell (WNBA-SF Chapter VP) and Committee Members Linda Lee (WNBA-SF Chapter Co-President), Linda Joy Myers (WNBA-SF Chapter Co-President), Betsy Fasbinder,  Jane Glendinning, Sherry Nadworny, Susan Pace-Kochand, Catharine Bramkamp, and Mary E. Knippel (Past President) ! Many thanks to WNBA-SF Chapter Membership Chair Ana Manwaring,  Blog Editor Patricia V. Davis,  Social Media Manager Frances Caballo, Secretary Teresa LeYung-Ryan, and Immediate-Past-President Lynn Henriksen too!

 

See you there!
Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

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

 

 

 

Superstar Line-up of Volunteers at San Francisco Writers Conference

For a complete list of names and photos of these talented and generous folks, please go to:

http://askmepc.com/sfwc-volunteers/2013-volunteer-directory/

SFWC Volunteer Director Linda Lee!   And Jane Glendinning!

Laura Bean

Laura Bean

 

Laura Bean spent ten years practicing Tibetan Buddhism with a Canadian lama in Kyoto, Japan. She edited a collection of his dharma talks entitled Dharma If You Dare, which will soon be in print. Laura is a published poet, journalist, and performance artist. Her monologues and a play entitled Love, Sex, and Hollow, Holy Places have been performed on stages in New York City, Cali, Colombia, and Kyoto, Japan.

 

Tessa Bertoldi

Tessa Bertoldi

 

 

Catharine Bramkamp

Catharine Bramkamp

 

Catharine Bramkamp is a successful book coach and author. She is a dynamic speaker covering subjects as diverse as NaNoNowWhat? to the Evolution of Language to working through writing blocks. She works with clients creating both fictional works (Three clients have published four books) and non-fiction (one client has published two books).
She holds two degrees in English and Creative Writing and is an adjunct professor for University of Phoenix. She had published a handful of novels and collections including five books in her Real Estate Diva Mystery series, two Chicken Soup for the Soul books and a poetry collection; Ammonia Sunrise. Her writing books are Don’t Write Like You Talk and The Cheap Retreat Workbook.

She lives in Sonoma County with her husband.
Website: [http://www.YourBookStartsHere.com]
Facebook: [http://facebook/catharinebramkamp.com]
LinkedIn: [http://linkedin/catharinebramkamp.com]
Twitter: [http://cbramkamp]

 

marty castleberg

marty castleberg

Website: [http://davelandthebook.wordpress.com/]

 

Paula Chinick

Paula Chinick

 

Paula Chinick, current president of CWC Tri-Valley Branch spent the majority of her career in Information Technology as a project manager working for various Fortune 500 companies. She holds an MBA from John F. Kennedy University in International Business. After the economy collapsed, she decided to retire and pursue her greatest passion – writing. Paula has contributed short stories to several anthologies and is currently working on her first novel, Red Asscher, a three-part spy thriller series.

 

Kellie Edson

Kellie Edson

 

Kellie has her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Music. She graduated with honors in 2011 and has started the Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program at CCE.

She is the Academic Programs Marketing Coordinator for the College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State. A jack of many trades, she also is also a part time Zumba instructor, blogger and plays softball.

Much how she feels about music, she also loves writing and reading all formats and genres and is still finding her own place in the literary world.

This will be her 4th year volunteering at SFWC, and prior to that she was a volunteer for 3 years at the Maui Writer’s Conference.
Website: [http://kelliejoy.wordpress.com]
Twitter: [http://kelliejoy1588]

 

Kimberly A. Edwards

Kimberly A. Edwards

 

Kimberly A. Edwards (kimberlyedwards00@comcast.net) writes articles for local, national and international markets on cross-cultural issues, lifestyle and seniors, coordinating events, working with boards and committees, and presentation strategies. Print credits amassed over 30 years include: Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Senior Spectrum, The Times of India, International Travel News, Sacramento News and Review, The Sacramento Bee, and Independent (Book Publishers Association, IBPA), and sales magazines. Recently, her “Tapping into Twitter Expertise ” was selected for IBPA’s ebook, The Book Publishers Toolkit: 10 Practical Pointers for Independent and Self Publishers. Work continues on her novel, The Year of Black and White, inspired by true events in 1960. Kimberly serves as an officer for the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch. She heads the Seminar Committee, bringing known names to the community. Recently she retired from the California Department of Education where she enlisted corporate sponsors; put on large conferences; coordinated California Teachers of the Year, National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Milken Family Foundation Educators Program; and crafted a “Noon Hour with a Local Author” series.

 

Audrey Fairchild

Audrey Fairchild

 

Audrey is a full time English teacher in Hillsborough, and a crisis intervention and suicide hotline counselor for San Mateo County. She received her Ph.D. in 2001, and her counseling practice is in downtown San Mateo. She attended Santa Clara University for her Counseling Psychology and MFT licensure. She is an active member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Northern California Writer’s Association. She is currently writing a self help guide for parenting preteens and provides presentations on a variety of parenting topics.
Website: [http://www.AudreyFairchild.com]

 

Tara Farquhar

Tara Farquhar

 

Writing is the one staple that has stayed with me throughout my life. Writing is breath, sanity and joy. I have an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. I write memoir, fiction and poetry.
Website: [http://www.thepennedartist.com]

 

Kate Farrell

Kate Farrell

 

Kate Farrell earned a Masters degree from UC-Berkeley; is an author, teacher, librarian, and storyteller and has published numerous educational materials. Kate is the founder of Wisdom Has a Voice memoir project http://wisdomhasavoice.com/ and editor of the anthology, Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother, 2011. She’s a member of the Redwood Branch of the California Writer’s Club, Story Circle Network, the National Association of Memoir Writers, and is Vice-President of the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter. Currently, Kate is working with Linda Joy Myers and Amber Lea Starfire on a new anthology: Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s & 70s to be released in June 2013.
Website: [http://www.wisdomhasavoice.com]

 

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

 

In both her works of memoir and fiction, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder explores the unending complications of people living, working, and loving one another. As a practicing therapist for more than twenty years, she has been witness to the heartbreak, healing, and heroism of people from all walks of life. She strives to create stories that bring the emotional truths she’s experienced and observed to the pages in all of her writing.

Betsy has been awarded the Floyd Salas Award for Fiction, and has been honored with a Jack London award and two East of Eden awards for both fiction and memoir pieces. Four of her works have been produced as Readers’ Theater in the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, California. She is the co-producer of The Women’s Writing Salon in Nevada County. Her first novel, Fire and Water, will be released by She Writes Press on March 1, 2013. She’s working now on a collection of memoir stories and a new novel set in California’s Wine Country, a great excuse for some wine tasting. Research, only for research.
Website: [http://www.betsygrazianifasbinder.com]
Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/BetsyG.Fasbinder?ref=ts&fref=ts]
Twitter: [https://twitter.com/WriterBGF]

 

Lynn Henriksen

Lynn Henriksen

 

Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, discovered a profound way to keep our mothers’ spirits alive by helping hundreds of daughters and sons capture in brief memoirs the memories and feelings they never thought they could record. She is the author of the award-winning guidebook, TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit.
Website: [http://www.telltalesouls.com/blog/]
Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/lynn.henriksen.3]
LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lynn-henriksen/5/336/952]
Twitter: [https://twitter.com/lynnhenriksen]

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin has won five short story contest awards. She is a writing teacher for the City of Dublin, CA and a field Supervisor for teachers working toward their credentials. Her short stories are in several anthologies, the most recent is Harlequin’s A Christmas Miracle. Current writing projects are a novel called Hada’s Fog and an anthology, A Class of Muses, due to be published this year.
Blog: timetowritenow.wordpress.com
Website: [http://julaina.homestead.com]
Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/julaina.kleist]

 

Danine Manette

Danine Manette

 

My name is Danine Manette and I am a seven year volunteer for the SFWC. I am an infidelity expert and the author of Ultimate Betrayal: Recognizing, Uncovering and Dealing with Infidelity. Working at the SFWC provided me with an opportunity to connect with countless contacts. Additionally, I learned how to develop a platform that enabled me to go from being a self published author to landing a book deal and appearing on a host of television programs such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and NBC’s Today Show. I look forward to continuing this journey in 2013.
Website: [http://www.ultimatebetrayal.com]
Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Danine-Manette-Media/56254129521]
LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/danine-manette/7/289/776]
Twitter: [http://twitter.com/DanineManette]

 

Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin

 

Rebecca Martin, founder and CEO of California based dear jane Inc. a career services company, believes that people can succeed in navigating through corporate and business environments, as well as their career transitions if they can first identify what is right for them. She is dedicated to helping and coaching management and individuals, and is extremely passionate about the career management and human capital industries.
Today, dear jane Inc. develops and delivers career management training classes, workshops, seminars, and coaching to Fortune 1000 companies as well as individuals throughout the United States. Since its inception, dear jane Inc. has enjoyed a very high success rate in coaching clients through career transitions, navigating corporate environments and working with today’s job market.
She has appeared on the View from the Bay San Francisco’s ABC afternoon show, Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings, and Conversations with Robin Fahr, a local channel 30 television show. A USC graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration, Rebecca has written and published the booklet “83 Tips on How to Successfully Work with Corporate and External Recruiters.”
She belongs to the Women’s National Book Association and is a volunteer for the San Francisco Writer’s Conference.
Website: [http://dearjane.info]
Facebook: [http://rebeccamartin]
Twitter: [http://dearjaneadvisor]

 

Carmen Micsa

Carmen Micsa

 

Born and raised in Romania, Carmen Micsa moved to America in 1995 and chose to write about her old life in communist Romania and her new life in America. She earned a BA and MA degree in English (Creative Writing) from Sacramento State University. Besides writing, Carmen MIcsa enjoys being a mother to her two beautiful children Alex and Sophia. She owns her own real estate company and prides herself for being organized and efficient in leading a balanced life. Freedom Rocks is Carmen’s first book/memoir that she’s hoping to publish in 2013. She also writes short fiction, travel articles, and picture books. When she is not reading and writing, Carmen Micsa and her children train in Taekwondo and are close to receiving their black belts. She also was one of the top five in Northern California Women’s 4.00 Tennis in 2011 and 2012. Besides tennis, Carmen loves to bike and has done 100K and century (100 miles) bike rides for the last 6 years in a row for Diabetes Tour de Cure in memory of her beloved father.

An enthusiastic, energetic, and outgoing mother, wife, daughter, writer, real estate broker, and friend, one of Carmen’s favorite quotes is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” She also applies the lessons learned from Anatole France, who said: “To accomplish one’s goals, one must dream, as well as act.”
Website: [http://carmenmicsabooks.com]
Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/cmicsa]
LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carmen-micsa/26/191/b36]

 

Lori Noack

Lori Noack

 

Associate Director of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, Lori Noack has over twenty years of non-profit leadership experience, along with independent writing, editing, consulting, and arts management expertise. In addition to serving on governing and cultural boards from local to state levels, her professional positions have included executive director of nationally recognized music festivals in Oregon and San Francisco, newspaper editor, founder of an arts management agency, university lecturer, and writing instructor. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2009. Today, Lori applies her expertise in building AWWP’s North American team to ensure program excellence and enhance public awareness for the benefit of women’s rights in Afghanistan.

 

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose

 

I am a first teacher in Sacramento. I grew up in Modesto, California. After high school graduation, I worked as a clown for two years in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. I then obtained a BA degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University. I also earned a teaching credential there. In addition, I hold an MA in Communication at CSU Stanislaus.

 

Sue Ross

Sue Ross

 

It is rumored that the first word SUE ROSS ever uttered gave her such satisfaction that she said it twice, “Author! Author!” Finding stories in everything she does, Sue has made her living as a non-profit administrator and small business owner throughout her career. Her checkered past has provided her with opportunities to revel in language, whether through structured business plans, reports, grant applications, marketing materials (print and online); or speeches, presentations, and letters that lift and inspire.

Currently, she is revising her manuscript for GOLANSKI’S TREASURES, a character-driven novel about a Holocaust survivor who travels to Poland to reconnect with his past, and discovers that the choices we make frame our destiny – and the treasures we seek are not always what we might anticipate. To avoid postpartum blues, once the book is finished work will begin on a prequel to the novel. Sue is intent in focusing her life on writing and is a member of: the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA – SF Chapter,) California Writers Club (Redwood Writers), and a Sonoma Scribes critique group. She had two extraordinary recent experiences that expanded her understanding of the world of writing and publishing in today’s rapidly changing world — her second (2012) SF Writers Conference and a 2012 “Meet the Agents” event presented by WNBA.

Sue also sits on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Sonoma State University, is a member of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, California, and served as the Vice President for Development and Public Relations at Spertus Center for Jewish Learning in Chicago. Sue currently lives in Santa Rosa with her fiancé, dog and two cats..

Sue’s writing is inspired by one of her personal heroes, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, ELIE WIESEL, who said, “Are we so naïve as to think that we can bring peace to the world through words? Yes we are. What else do we have?”
Website: [http://GolanskisTreasures.com]
LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=37030939&trk=tab_pro&_mSplash=1]

 

Angela Tung

Angela Tung

A former corporate cog, Angela Tung now writes full-time. Her work has appeared in CNN Living, The Frisky, Asian Cha Magazine, Matador Life, The Nervous Breakdown, and various anthologies, including The Beautiful Anthology which was recently featured in The New York Times’ Best Bathroom Books of 2012. She also blogs about words and language for Wordnik.

Her latest book, Black Fish: Memoir of a Bad Luck Girl, chronicles the failed marriage between a Chinese woman and Korean man, both American-born but bound by old world traditions. Black Fish has been called “a work of dark enchantment, in which history, magic, and fate loom as large as character and desire,” and “a beautiful, cultural tapestry that keeps the reader riveted.” It was shortlisted for the 2010 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Black Fish is available now in both paperback and ebook.

She has an MS in Library Science from the Pratt Institute, an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she was the fiction fellow, and a BA in English from Barnard College.
Website: [http://blog.angelatung.com/]
LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/angela-tung/2/872/912]
Twitter: [https://twitter.com/tung_angela]

 

Margie Yee Webb

Margie Yee Webb

 

Margie Yee Webb is the author/photographer of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life, a gift book for cat lovers and their finicky friends! The Sacramento Bee wrote: “The El Dorado Hills writer-photographer imparts words of wisdom, accented with pictures of her rescued cat.”

As a co-creator of Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats, she is seeking true, funny, silly and endearing cat stories of between 500 to 2,500 words. The submission deadline for Cats is May 1, 2013. Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century from Publishing Syndicate, with 30-plus titles needing hip, fun and modern stories. Titles released by Publishing Syndicate include NYMB . . . On Being a Woman, NYMB . . . On Being a Stupid Kid and NYMB . . . On Dogs. For submission guidelines and to submit stories, visit www.PublishingSyndicate.com.

Margie is past president of California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch (CWC–Sacramento) and received the Jack London Award for outstanding service. Currently, she serves on the CWC–Sacramento board of directors and as CWC vice president. She is also a member of Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), Northern California Publishers & Authors Association (NCPA), Women’s National Book Association–San Francisco Chapter, and Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

In the CWA 2011 Communications Contest, Margie was awarded Certificates of Excellence for “Gift” and for “Color Photographs (series)” for Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings. She received “Best Nonfiction 2012-Gift” and “Best Book Design 2012, 2nd Place” in the NCPA Awards.
Website: [http://www.catmulan.com]
Facebook: [http://facebook.com/MargieYeeWebb]
LinkedIn: [http://www.linkedin.com/in/margieyeewebb]

 

I so look forward to seeing Everyone involved with SFWC!  This is the 10th anniversary too!

SFWC Co-Founders & Co-Directors:
Elizabeth Pomada

Michael Larsen
Marketing/Newsletter Director: Barbara Santos
Registration/Website Director: Richard Santos
Finance/Auction/Contest/Tech Director: Laurie McLean
Volunteer Director: Linda Lee

SFWC Freelance Editor Coordinator Mary E. Knippel

SFWC ADVISORY BOARD 

Kathleen Antrim, Author/ThrillerFest VP National Events 
Andrea Brown, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Constance Hale, Author/journalist
Evan Karp, Quiet Lighning
Harvey Pawl, businessman
Sheldon Siegel, New York Times Best Selling Author/Attorney
Alan Rinzler, consulting and freelance editor
Elisa Sasa SouthardAuthor/speaker
Joyce Turley, Dimensional Reading
Peter Wiley, Chairman of the Board, John Wiley & Sons

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Friday Feb. 15, 2013,   9:00-9:45am   at San Francisco Writers Conference

“GETTING TO FIRST BASE BY BUILDING YOUR FANBASE”

presented by:  Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days  and  SFWC Advisory Board Member Elisa “Sasa” Southard, Break Through the Noise: 9 Tools to Propel Your Marketing Message (balloons in this interactive session)

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Sunday Feb. 17, 2013,   10:00-10:45am   at San Francisco Writers Conference

BE YOUR OWN EDITOR:  Ensuring Agents and Editors Love Your Work”

presented by:  Writing Coach/Manuscript Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 DaysLove Made of Heart  and Your-Writing-Mentor/The Writer Unleashed Mary E. Knippel, The Secret Artist: Give Yourself Permission to Let Your Creativity Shine!

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Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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


Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan on CBS Bay Sunday with Host Frank Mallicoat

Writers’ Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryansays:

Click here to read the interview with Coach Teresa for StepByStepPublishing

 

 

 

 

 Who will be teaching and entertaining at the San Francisco Writers Conference February 14-17, 2013?

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here . . .  honored to be invited to present at the San Francisco Writers Conference again.   I will get to work with talented colleagues and friends, ten years in a row!


Friday Feb. 15, 2013  9:00-9:45am

“GETTING TO FIRST BASE BY BUILDING YOUR FANBASE”

presented by:  Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days  and  Advisory Board Member Elisa “Sasa” Southard, Break Through the Noise: 9 Tools to Propel Your Marketing Message (free balloons in this interactive session)

 

Writing Mentor Mary E. Knippel and Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Sunday Feb. 17, 2013  10:00-10:45am

BE YOUR OWN EDITOR:  Ensuring Agents and Editors Love Your Work”

presented by:  Writing Coach/Manuscript Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 DaysLove Made of Heart  and Your-Writing-Mentor Mary E. Knippel, The Secret Artist: Give Yourself Permission to Let Your Creativity Shine!

Also, I will be one of the independent editors, giving one-on-one consultation, on:

Friday  11:00am — 11:50am; Friday   2:00pm  –  3:30 or 3:40pm

Saturday  11:00am — 11:50am

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  The 10th Anniversary SFWC February 14-17 (Thursday through Sunday), 2013 !

2013 SFWC Presenters

Here is SFWC’s growing list of authors, agents, editors, publishing professionals and other presenters who will be speaking at the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference. To find out more about each of them, click on the underlined name.

KEYNOTES:
Bella Andre, author of Let Me Be The One
Guy Kawasaki, author and co-founder of Alltop.com & founder of Garage Technology Ventures 
Anne Perry
historical novelist and author of Blind Justice
R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series

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PRESENTERS:
Martha Alderson, Plot consultant and author of The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
Marilyn R. Atlas, Producer and personal manager in Hollywood
Bob Barner, children’s author/illustrator Dem Bones
Cara Black, author of Murder in Passy
Zoe FitzGerald Carter, author of Imperfect Endings: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Loss and Letting Go
Claire Cavanaugh, author/editor
Stephanie Chandler, author, online marketing and social networking guru
Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, and The Wednesday Sisters
Mark Coker, founder and CEO of Smashwords
David Corbett, author of Do They know I’m Running?
Kim Culbertson, author The Liberation of Max McTrue
Deborah Davis, author of Not like You
Robert Dugoni, author of Wrongful Death and Murder One
Camille T. Dungy
, author and professor at San Francisco State University
Brian Felsen, president of BookBaby / CD Baby / HostBaby
Lee Foster, author, award winning travel writer/photographer
Amy Franklin-Willis, author of The Lost Saints of Tennessee
Joel Friedlander, The Marin Bookworks
Diane Gedyman, Owner/Editor at The Publisher’s Desk
Joan Gelfand, author, blogger and poet
Tanya Egan Gibson, Author/Freelance Editor
Constance Haleauthor, journalist and blogger
Brad Henderson, author and UC Davis Professor in Writing
Vicky Hudson, Freelance Writer
Corrine Jackson, author of If I Lie and Touched
Andy Jones, Professor, author, social media consultant
Evan Karp, creator of Litseen.com and Quiet Lightning
Carla King, Adventure travel author and Founder of Self-Publishing Boot Camp
Bharti Kirchner, author and teacher
Mary E. Knippel, author of The Secret Artist – Give Yourself Permission to Let Your Creativity Shine!  Founder of Your-Writing-Mentor
John Korty, Film Director
C.S. Lakin, author, independent editor
Linda Lee, Founder of Askmepc-webdesign & Smart Women Stupid Computers
Karen Leland, best-selling author, speaker and consultant – Sterling Marketing Group
Donna Levin, author/writing teacher
Teresa LeYung-Ryan, manuscript consultant; coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days; author of Love Made of Heart
Mary Mackey, author of Sugar Zone  
Ron Martinez, Founder, Aerbook Maker Cloud Publishing
Meredith Maran
, journalist, essayist, author of A Theory of Small Earthquakes
Dalya MassachiFounder, Writing for Community Success
John McAlester, Founder, PigeonLab publishing platform
Joanne McCall, media public relations
Linda Joy Myers
, author & President of National Association of Memoir Writers
Greg Nelson
, author of Living Your Best Life: A 30 day Journey of Personal Growth
Kathryn Otoshi
, author/illustrator of What Emily Saw
Robin Perini, author of Cowboy in the Crossfire
Dan Poynter, Para Publishing – Self-Publishing Guru
Peg Alford Pursell, poet and short story author
Lisa Marie Rice, author of Heart of Danger
Barbara Santos, author of Maui Onion Cookbook and Practice Aloha
Kemble Scott, author of The Sower and So.Ma
Naheed Senzai
, author of Shooting Kabul
Rusty Shelton, President and CEO of Shelton Interactive
Sheldon Siegel, author of The Terrorist Next Door
Kevin Smokler, author of Bookmark Now
Elisa “Sasa” Southard, traveler writer; certified tour director; author of Break Through the Noise:9 Too ls to Propel Your Marketing Message; conference advisory board member
Ransom Stephens
, author of The God Patent
Ellen Sussman, author of French Lessons
Wendy Tokunaga, author of Midori by Moonlight
K.M. Walton, author of Cracked
Penny Warner, author of How to Host a Killer Party
Chef Martin Yan, chef, author, TV personality
Victoria Zackheim, author of Exit Laughing, How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death
Anne Zimmerman
, author of An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher

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EDITORS:
Elfrieda Abbe, Publisher, The Writer magazine at Madavor Publishing.
Chuck AdamsExecutive Editor at Algonquin Books
Yanina Gotulsky, Publish at Numina Press
Lee Foster, at Foster Travel Publishing
Nancy Hancock, editor at HarperOne
Gabrielle HarbowyManaging Editor at Dragon Moon Press
Jan Johnson
, RedWheel/Weiser/Conari/Turning Stone
Brenda Knight, Associate Publisher at Cleis Press, Berkeley CA
Susanne Lakin, Editor
Ross E. Lockhart, Editor at Night Shade Books
Melissa Manlove, Editor at Chronicle Books
Julian Pavia, Editor at Crown Trade/Broadway
Annette Pollert, Editor at Simon-Pulse a division of Simon and Schuster
Chuck Sambuchino, Editor at Writers Digest Books and edits Guide To Literary Agents, author of Create Your Writer Platform
Jill Schwartzman, Executive Editor at Dutton, part of the Penquin Group
Ralph Scott, Executive Editor at Credit The Edit
Charles Spicer, Executive Editor at St. Martins Press
Lauren Spiegel, Editor at Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
Laura Tisdale,
 editor at Reagan Arthur Books at Little Brown

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AGENTS:
Peter Beren, literary agent and publishing consultant (CA)
Andrea Brown, President – Anrdea Brown Literary Agency (CA)
Kimberley Cameron, President of Kimberley Cameron & Associates (CA)
Verna Dreisbach, Dreisbach Literary Management (CA)
Mollie Glick, Foundry Literary and Media (NY)
Mandy Hubbard, agent at D4EO Literary (CT)
Liz Kracht, agent at Kimberely Cameron and Associates (CA)
Michael Larsen, Larsen/Pomada Literary Agents (SF)
Taylor Martindale, Full Circle Literary (CA)
Jill Marsal, Marsal-Lyon Literary (CA)
Laurie McLean, Larsen/Pomada Literary Agents (SF)
Michael Neff, AEI Films and Books
Lara Perkins, Associate Agent, Digital Manager, Andrea Brown Literary Agency (CA)
Elizabeth Pomada, Larsen/Pomada Literary Agents (SF)
Jody Rein, President of Jody Rein Books, Inc (CO)
Rayhane Sanders, Literary Manager at WSK Management, LLC (NY)
Katharine Sands, Sarah Jane Freymann Agency (NYC)
Ken Sherman, Ken Sherman and Associates
Nephele Tempest, The Knight Agency (Atlanta/CA)
Becky Vinter, agent at FinePrint Literary Management (NY)
Gordon Warnock, Andrea Hurst & Associates (CA)
Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg, Larsen/Pomada Agency (CA)

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Goosebumps author R.L. Stine offers a free talk for his young fans

on February 16th at the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference

 

While he is in town as a keynoter for the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference, the shadowy R.L. Stine will offer a frightfully delightful session for his young fans. We promise there is nothing to fear from the master of horror. It all begins promptly at 10 a.m. on February 16th at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. His talk is free, but rules must be followed! (See below.)

            Mr. Stine is best known as the author of the popular Goosebumps series of books for young readers. He has sold over 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children’s authors in history. In fact, he was named the #1 best-selling author in America by USA Today for three straight years outselling John Grisham, Stephen King and Tom Clancy.

The FREE session for students during the SFWC is made possible by the San Francisco Writers Conference which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins and the many companies and individuals who are sponsors of the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference.

RULES for the R.L. STINE session during the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference:

The event starts PROMPTLY at 10 a.m. at the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. The session is open to students in 3rd to 8th grade and is limited to the first 200 confirmed RSVPs.

You MUST RSVP following these rules or something bad may happen (perhaps you won’t get in!)   Go to www.SFWriters.org.  Click on ‘Register Here for R.L. Stine’ option on the right side of the homepage.  Fill out the form.  List all the students who will be attending in the box provided. Submit the form.  A thank you page will appear.  We suggest you bring a copy of the thank you page with you.

Mandatory:  If you are bringing a group, there must be 1 adult per 10 children.

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Who else will be helping writers at the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference?

Published authors and publishing experts who generously volunteer their time! Click here to see who they are!

Members from Women’s National Book Association!

Members from California Writers Club!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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


Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan on CBS Bay Sunday with Host Frank Mallicoat

Writers’ Platform & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryansays:

Click here to read the interview with Coach Teresa for StepByStepPublishing

As coach and 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; available at public libraries; recommended by the CA School Library Association and the CA Reading Association; and archived at the San Francisco History Center. Love Made of Heart and her short play Answer Me Now carry the themes closest to her heart:  mother-daughter relationship; Chinese-American immigrant experience; helping adult-children (of mentally-ill parents) speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones.

Tonight August 28, 2012 at 7:30pm

Martha Alderson  the Plot Whisperer at

Bookshop Santa Cruz

1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel: 831-423-0900

The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-By-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories (Paperback)  $16.95

 

Turn lackluster plots into irresistible stories!

When it comes to writing bestsellers, it’s all about the plot. But creating a captivating storyline that mesmerizes your audience until the very end is easier said than done. With thousands of engaging books on the shelf, you’ll need to set yours apart by developing unique scenarios that leave readers wondering what happens next.

In this writing workbook, celebrated local writing teacher and author Martha Alderson covers everything from constructing spirited action and compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. She also walks you through the development of a successful narrative with exercises that: help build suspense, incorporate effective subplots, tie up all the loose ends, and keep the reader turning pages. Filled with essential advice and writing exercises, The Plot Whisperer Workbook will quickly become your go-to guide for crafting a tale worthy of the bestseller list!

Don’t miss Wallace Baine’s article about Martha Alderson, her book, and our event in The Sentinel.

ISBN-13: 9781440542749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Adams Media Corporation, 8/2012

Sign up for Martha’s e-zine; read Martha’s blog!  Go to http://blockbusterplots.comog!

Colleagues Lori Noack, Linda Lee, Mary E. Knippel and Luisa Adams and yours truly Teresa LeYung-Ryan will be cheering for Martha Alderson tonight.  See you there!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa

writers' platform-building coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: "Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Teresa has built her own platform happily. Her first novel Love Made of Heart  is used in college composition classes; available at public libraries; recommended by the CA School Library Association and the CA Reading Association; and archived at the San Francisco History Center. Love Made of Heart and her short play Answer Me Now carry the themes closest to her heart:  mother-daughter relationship; Chinese-American immigrant experience; helping adult-children (of mentally-ill parents) speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones.


News from colleagues:

Poetry Reading
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7pm. Join us for a poetry reading benefiting the Food Bank and celebrating the publication of the anthology “Broken Circles: A Gathering of Poems for Hunger”, by Cave Moon Press. Hosted by Dan Brady, the reading features poets Joan Gelfand, Mary Mackey, and Rachelle Escamilla. An open mic follows the main presentation.
Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 2095 Hayes Street, San Francisco
If you would like to donate, bring cash or checks made out to SF Food Bank.
In honor of this wonderful event, I will be giving away three free download cards for my CD and one broadside.
Hope to see you there,
Joan Gelfand

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April 21, 2012. Learn from 3 pros. How to create and use your WordPress BLOG with cyberspace genius Linda Lee of Askmepc; how to be your own publisher with literary agent & publishing expert Laurie McLean and adventure travel writer & self-publishing expert Carla King. April 21, Stanford University http://wordpressbootcamp.net/wordpress-bootcamp-sign-up/ Bootcamp and Self Publishing Bootcamp. * Linda Lee is my cyberspace coach; she’s a wizard. I recommend her classes and services.

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Today the premier of Birgit Soyka‘s To Drink the Wild Air music video performed by Sassy Kool was uploaded on You Tube.
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Mary E. Knippel says:  ” . . . I know how you feel and I founded The Unleashed Homemakertm to help you along the journey from the woman you no longer recognize to the woman you want to become.  One of the goals I am no longer putting off is writing my book.  I am the author of The Secret Artist: Give Yourself Permission to Let Your Creativity Shine.”

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http://www.bethsholomsf.org look for meetings after April 18, 2012
Mental Health Support Group will be meeting on Wednesday evening, April 18, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 14th Avenue and Clement, San Francisco, CA.  We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to invite anyone you know who has mental illness as well as their family and friends who would benefit from the group.  As always, our facilitators provide a safe comfortable place to get support and to share.  Everyone is welcome and need not be Jewish to participate. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Warmly,
Maureen Samson
Member of the Nachamu (Comfort) Project of Congregation Beth Sholom

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May 3, 2012  6:00-7:30pm WNBA Silent Work Session in Stong Conference Room at SFPL

No talking; work on individual projects; library has wifi; bring your laptop or print-out of your project; work together/work quietly.

First 7 WNBA members or prospective members to email Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan will get table space.

at SF Main Library Stong Conference Room (first floor, no food allowed).

Coach Teresa’s email address is:  WritingCoachTeresa (use @ sign)  gmail.com

Put in your subject line:  RSVP  May 3 WNBA.

Want to be a member of WNBA-SF Chapter?  http://wnba-sfchapter.org/

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Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung-Ryan

As editor/story consultant, Teresa LeYung-Ryan identifies themes and universal archetypes for clients. As author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW, she says: “Make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.” Teresa has built her own platform happily; her novel Love Made of Heart is used in college composition classes. She says her novel and her play Answer Me Now carry the theme closest to her heart: mother-daughter relationship.  http://writingcoachteresa.com for Coach Teresa’s Blog and other resources.  “Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

What to do after pitching to agents and acquisition editors?

Coach Teresa here… to say “I’m sorry that I’ll have to miss being with you at WNBA-SF Chapter’s signature event on March 24, 2012.  Special thanks to WNBA-SF Chapter fellow pitch-coaches Mary E. Knippel and Tanya Egan Gibson, program chair Lynn Henriksen and co-president Linda Lee for providing  bios of the agents and acquisition editors so that I was able to create handout material for tomorrow, and Mary E. Knippel and co-president Linda Joy Myers for taking care of duplicating material and bringing to event tomorrow.”

“I wish my colleagues, all the authors who will be pitching, agents and acquisition editors, and luncheon keynote speaker Meg Waite Clayton a most wonderful day at our signature event ‘Meet and Speed Date with Agents and Acquisition Editors.’”

After you pitch . . .

What to do if an agent or acquisition editor has asked you to send a portion of your full manuscript or the entire manuscript?

If he/she has asked you to email the submission:

  • Make your email subject line” to the point”  (Example:  follow-up on our meeting at WNBA event on March 24      Another example:  Thank you for asking me to send my manuscript)
  • Use salutation; pitch in 1 to 3 sentences (do not assume that agent/ acquisition editor remembers everything you told her/him); state what you are attaching  (first 3 chapters?  first 50 pages?  book proposal? (for a how-to book also known as prescriptive nonfiction);  ask when you can expect a reply;  your “thank you”; signature block with your full name and contact information and website/blog/facebook/twitter/YouTube address.  Be sure to use paragraphs in the body of your email so that your message doesn’t look like a block of text.  Email yourself to preview.
  • The attachment—use industry standard format (Cover page showing your book title; genre; word count; your full name; your contact information.  Manuscript pages — 1” margins; double spaced; 12-pt. font; header on each page contains book title and  your full name; each page numbered)

Multiple agents and/or acquisition editors have asked to read a portion of your manuscript or the entire project?

  • Show your professional self.  If more than one person asked to read a substantial portion of your manuscript (investing their time),  you be honorable–give one agent an exclusive reading period (typically 2 to 3 weeks); let that agent know that other agents are waiting to read.

What to do if no agent or acquisition editor has asked to see your work?

Despair not.  Polish your pitch and query other agents.  How do you find other agents?  Read acknowledgment pages of books similar to yours; authors usually thank their agents and editors.  Go to Association of Authors’ Representatives’ website and search in their database.

Books that can help you refine your pitch and/or build your writer’s platform:

How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen

Break Through the Noise: 9 Tools to Propel Your Marketing Message by Elisa Southard

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW by Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Cheering for you!

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Coach Teresa says: “Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!”

http://wnba-sfchapter.org

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan, what happened on Sunday Feb. 19, 2012 at San Francisco Writers Conference?

 

Here’s another example on how to help yourself by helping your loyal pals.  It’s the fourth and last day of the fabulous conference.

On the first day  of SFWC (Thursday Feb. 16, 2012) I had arrived at the Mark Hopkins by 12:30pm–saw dear friends; rehearsed with Mary E. Knippel and fine-tuned my portion of our presentation “Be Your Own Editor” (scheduled for 6:00pm that day). What happened? Here’s that post.

On the second day of SFWC (Friday Feb. 17, 2012) My presentation ” Blowing Up Your Balloon: Writing a Tagline That Will Sell You and Your Book” with Elisa Sasa Southard was scheduled for 9:00am and I put on my “Story Consultant/Platform-Building Coach” combo hat and met with over a dozen authors one on one. Here’s that post.

On the third day of SFWC (Saturday Feb. 18, 2012)  I put on my “Story Consultant/Platform-Building Coach” combo hat again and met with over 30 authors one on one.  Here’s that post.

On the fourth and last day of SFWC (Sunday Feb. 19, 2012) . . . here are some highlights:

 

 

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Sasa Southard checks details for her San Francisco Literary Tour scheduled for 11:00am Feb. 19, 2012 for SFWC registrants

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Sasa Southard (wearing blue beret) gives SFWC registrants her signature San Francisco Literary Tour 2012 Feb 19--tour begins in front of Club Fugazi

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Sasa Southard makes her SF Literary Walking Tour fun for everyone--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

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I said goodbye to Tour Director Sasa Southard, Joyce Turley and the other folks at Washington Square. Then I walked to Mason Street to catch a cable car.  While walking up Mason Street toward the Mark Hopkins, I ran into Lori Henriksen and her partner. Lori, I can’t wait to read your book! Happy platform-building!

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan so delighted to run into novelist Lori Henriksen (right) and her partner on Mason Street on last day of SFWC

I got to the Six Continents room and was delighted to see Rebecca Martin & Lori Noack assisting our pal Martha Alderson.  Mary E. Knippel was there too. Linda Lee had been with them in the morning, while I was with Sasa Southard.

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Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson presents at SFWC

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Also, I was happy to see Kenneth Ogalvie, Christopher Eng and Joanne Huspek at Plot Whisperer Martha’s enlightening session. Creating plotline is “a must” not only for fiction but also for narrative nonfiction.

 

Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson answers questions from fans

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master-mind members Mary Knippel, Rebecca Martin, Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson, Lori Noack, Teresa LeYung-Ryan at SFWC 2012 (Linda Lee was somewhere in the building helping other writers; Luisa Adams was with her family)

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Story Consultant & Editor Teresa LeYung-Ryan happy to see Joanne Huspek at Martha Alderson's breakout session "How to Plot"--photo by Christopher Eng

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In the hallway I ran into dear Kathi Kamen-Goldmark (so good to see Kathi!) and Sam Barry (good to see Sam too). I’ll be blogging about Kathi real soon.

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Kimberly Edwards & Nina Amir & Margie Yee Webb with Marty Castleberg at SFWC--last day of the most wonderful conference

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Practice Aloha / SuperWoman Barbara Santos gets shoulder massage from Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson

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Martha Alderson & Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Lolly Winston & Laurie Fox inspire SFWC writers--photo by Tara Farquhar thepennedartist

One of the biggest rewards was having a moment with dear Laurie Fox and Lolly Winston with my pal Martha Alderson. I was overjoyed.

Vicki Weiland and Luisa Adams, how I missed you both.  You both had emailed/called before the conference commenced. I love you gals.

Andy Jones invites Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson to his radio show--photo by Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Just when Martha and I were about to walk out of the Rooms of the Dons (a.k.a. SFWC’s Café Ferlinghetti), Leigh Anne Lindsey of SeaStorm Press entered with a “real” video camera and asked me about the 2 sessions I co-presented on Thursday night and Friday morning. Leigh Anne is a colleague through Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) and California Writers Club (CWC).  Robbi Bryant was with Leigh Anne–always fun to see them.

From reviewing the program, I know there were another 20 WNBA members who were at SFWC but I didn’t get to chat with them.  Linda Joy Myers, co-president of WNBA-SF Chapter and founder of National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW), had orchestrated the WNBA exhibit at the conference!

Story Consultant & Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Plot Whisperer Martha Alderson at Nob Hill Cafe SF--photo by author Margie Yee Webb

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Cat Mulan's Mindful Musings Margie Yee Webb, Kimberly Edwards & Sheila McDonald meet at Nob Hill Cafe after working 4 days and inspiring writers at SFWC--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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the end of a lovely conference--lovely food at Nob Hill Cafe--thank you, Plot Whisperer, for the delicious treat.

 

When the 5 of us got back to the Mark Hopkins, Elizabeth Pomada asked if we wanted the lush centerpieces (garden-in-pots).  I was already schlepping my-show-in-suitcase, so, I didn’t have room for one.  However thank you so much, Elizabeth!  Buddy Martha Alderson gave me a ride to downtown San Francisco; I  walked into Nordstrom, found a quiet spot to unwind, read some pages from Mary Jo McConahay’s Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest (cannot put down this spellbinding read) before meeting with Birgit Soyka to return her camera tripod.

Thank you, buddy Mary E. Knippel, for orchestrating the independent editors program and to all the wonderful volunteers who kept everyone on schedule on Friday and Saturday in the Garden Room!

Thank you, Elizabeth Pomada & Michael Larsen, Barbara Santos & Richard Santos, Laurie McLean, Linda Lee, every volunteer, every SFWC advisory board member and sponsor, SFWC organizational team, Patrick and his team, all fellow co-presenters, speakers, registrants, Mark Hopkins team, and everyone (online, in-person) who played a role in making the conference the most delightful event of the year!

I was “high” going home. It’s two weeks later, I’m still high.  How I love being the Story Consultant & Writers’ Platform-Building Coach.

Sincerely,

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com

to sneak preview the exercises for Day 1 & Day 2, go to Amazon books

 

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

As editor/story consultant, Coach Teresa helps her clients polish their manuscripts by identifying their themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story.  http://writingcoachteresa.com

Her novel Love Made of Heart is used in college composition classes. Thank you, Teachers & Students!

 

 

Coach Teresa, what happened on Saturday Feb. 18, 2012 at San Francisco Writers Conference?

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan here . . . this is what happened from my POV. Please 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.

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Story Consultant & Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Elisa Sasa Southard of Go-With-Sasa at Lori's Diner on Powell Street in San Francisco to fuel up before Day III of helping SFWC attendees

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authors & independent editors Kate Farrell, Mary E Knippel and Wendy Nelson Tokunaga--photo by author & independent editor Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

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historical novelist Liz Newman receives cheers and advice from Story Consultant & Writers-Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Mary E. Knippel answers questions with smiles at SFWC Independent Editors Central

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Shannon Johnson receives cheers and advice from Story Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan at SFWC Independent Editors Central--photo by Tara Farquhar

 

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At lunchtime, we heard announcements of scholarship winners! Congratulations to winners!  Cheers to generous benefactors!

Martin Yan said lovely words about vibrant Shirley Fong-Torres, about how she smiled, how she enjoyed meeting her fans.  Martin reminded us to smile when we’re autographing books.  Smile.

Elizabeth Pomada introduced Laurie Fox (famous literary agent who also writes novels)–more about Laurie in another post (she is another super kind soul).  Laurie introduced Lolly Winston. Lolly delivered a heartfelt speech about her encouraging teachers and her perseverance. She is funny, sweet, and serious.

What a memorable hour–from picturing Shirley’s smile through Martin’s tribute; hearing Elizabeth speak fondly of Laurie; Laurie speaking fondly of Lolly; Lolly expressing her appreciation for relationships and the craft. So beautiful.

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Marty Castleberg & Linda Lee & Richard Santos inspire writers at SFWC

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presenters-authors-teachers Tanya Egan Gibson & Holly Payne meet up at SFWC and shine!

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Danine Manette shine at SFWC--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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author / presenter / SFWC Marketing Director Barbara Santos with presenter / SFWC Volunteer Director / cyberspace genius Linda Lee

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Lynn Henriksen and Shulamit Sofia at SFWC (look who are sitting in back row! Sheldon Siegel, Elisa Sasa Southard and Kate Farrell!)--photo by Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Historical novelist Daniel Roddick receives Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan's editing advice on first 2 pages of his manuscript

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Lisa Marie Pontier receives encouragement on her story from Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Nina Amir gives advice to author at SFWC--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

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memoirist and novelist Ann Tashi Slater with independent editors Mary E. Knippel and Gabrielle Harbowy--photo by Story Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Agent Gordon Warnock answers questions from author while Mark Hopkins rep and Elizabeth Pomada go over details for autograph party--photo by Coach Teresa

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Andrew Rose chats with Kimberly Edwards & Sheila McDonald--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Margie Yee Webb & Michael Larsen & Harvey Pawl & Kimberly Edwards & Elisa Sasa Southard inspire writers--photo by Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Martha Alderson & Elisa Sasa Southard & Lynn Henriksen & Nina Amir all love to encourage writers at SFWC

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Women's National Book Association-San Francisco Chapter members-authors-presenters (back row: Margie Yee Webb, Lynn Henriksen, Tanya Egan Gibson, Verna Dreisbach; center Mary E. Knippel, Nina Amir, Apala Egan, Jane Omerod; front row: Elizabeth Pomada behind Barbara Santos, Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Linda Lee, Elisa "Sasa" Southard, Joan Gelfand) at SFWC --photo by Don Hudson who says Western Women Save the World

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authors Joan Gelfand & Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Cara Black having fun at SFWC autograph party--photo by Adam Hertz

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Teresa LeYung-Ryan & Elisa Sasa Southard & Shari Dunn & Margie Yee Webb at Thai dinner on Powell Street in SF after inspiring registrants at SFWC Day III

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Sincerely

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com

to preview the exercises for Day 1 & Day 2, go to Amazon books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

As editor/story consultant, Coach Teresa helps her clients polish their manuscripts by identifying their themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-storyhttp://writingcoachteresa.com

Her novel Love Made of Heart is used in college composition classes. Thank you, Teachers & Students!

 

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Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan Enjoyed Helping Talented Writers / Registrants at San Francisco Writers Conference

Did we meet at SFWC last week?  Here’s your chance to broadcast the themes in your projects.  I enjoyed meeting all the authors at Independent Editors Central at San Francisco Writers Conference at the Mark Hopkins.  I took notes during our time together.  Please tell my colleagues and fans about your next step with your book or project — 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.

Thank you, Mary E. Knippel, for orchestrating the program and to all the wonderful volunteers who kept everyone on schedule on Friday and Saturday!

Thank you, Elizabeth Pomada & Michael Larsen, Barbara Santos & Richard Santos, Laurie McLean, Linda Lee, every volunteer, every SFWC advisory board member and sponsor, SFWC organizational team, Patrick and his team, all fellow co-presenters, speakers, registrants, Mark Hopkins team, and everyone (online, in-person) who played a role in making the conference the most delightful event of the year!

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Christopher Eng from Hawaii with memoirist Birgit Soyka (To Drink the Wild Air) from San Francisco thrilled to hear from Story Consultant and Writers' Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan that they can turn their massive books into multiple books (create series; and also cross-market)

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Shannon Johnson, nurse! ( Sunnyvale, CA) receives cheers and advice from Story Consultant Teresa LeYung-Ryan at SFWC Independent Editors Central--photo by Tara Farquhar

 

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"Kenneth Ogilvie's mystery shows how protagonist's desire for revenge transforms into desire for truth and becoming whole," says Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

 

More photos in the 2 previous posts and 2 following posts.

Sincerely

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams!”

http://writingcoachteresa.com
author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

As editor/story consultant, Coach Teresa helps her clients polish their manuscripts by identifying themes and archetypes.

Her novel Love Made of Heart is used in college composition classes. Thank you, Teachers & Students!

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