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Please share this news with friends who might be interested in my “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” or any of the writing contests offered through The Literary Stage at the San Mateo County Fair. All entries are due Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:59pm. Please read all rules https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/pdf/2017/literary_17.pdf
Literary Director Bardi Rosman Koodrin says: “The San Francisco Peninsula Writers is the only California Writers Club branch in the state utilizing a weeklong, 18,000 sq. ft. Fine Arts Galleria with a stage and seating for 125. Now entering our 9th year, we’ve conducted over 150 free “events within the event” on our Literary Stage: workshops, panels, author presentations, one-act plays, and interviews, annual author day book sales, poetry readings, musical groups, and individual song and dance performances.”
Top half of page 68 of the 2017 Literary Arts Contest Book Information
is description of DIVISION 336
Entry for Literary Arts https://sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “I can help you identity your themes – to make rewriting your first draft and building your writer’s platform joyful tasks. Make your name stand for something—to attract target consumers who are likely to buy what you have to sell. Reach out, not stress out. I cheer for you!“
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan who says “Reach out, not stress out!” will present “Where Are YOU & Your THEMES on Your Writer’s Platform- Building Journey?” for:
- California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch (March 18, 2017 Redwood City, CA)
- The Writer’s Life Conference sponsored by California Writers Club–Marin Branch (April 2, 2017 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA)
- SacramentoSuburban Writers Club (July 10, 2017 Fair Oaks, CA)
June 16, 2012
Part II Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan Has Fun on Authors Day with Colleagues at Literary Arts stage, San Mateo County Fair 2012
Please click on the title bar of this post, scroll down, and submit a comment – what are the themes and issues in your book?
Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
Coach Teresa says: “I love helping writers build their platforms and published authors fortify theirs with individualized coaching.”
As coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW, she advices: “Make your name synonymous with the issues you write about.”
Teresa has built her own platform happily; her novel Love Made of Heart and her short play Answer Me Now carry the theme closest to her heart: mother-daughter relationship.
Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps clients identify themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story in their manuscripts.
Teresa created the annual “Immigrant Experience Writing Contest” and cheers for all contestants.
http://writingcoachteresa.com for her Blog, events, and other resources.
In the summer of 1999, I took 2 three-week leaves-of-absence from my full time day job to plunge into what I knew would be the final rewrite of my novel Love Made of Heart (the story inspired by my mother–a beautiful woman who suffered mental illness all her life). Three writers (Luisa Adams, Martha Alderson, Susan Canale) read that draft and gave me the most helpful criticism. I made the improvements. That summer I queried about 60 agents. By autumn, four agents asked for an exclusive read… I followed protocol.
In December that year, Stacey Glick of Dystel Literary Management (now Dystel & Goderich Literary Management) gifted me with these words: “Teresa, you’re a talented writer. I would like to represent you.”
An agent’s advocacy doesn’t guarantee landing a publisher. After receiving 22 rejections from all the acquisition editors she pitched to, and another seven months had passed, Stacey had incredible news. It’s now April 2001, editorial director John Scognamiglio of Kensington Publishing NY had called Stacey Glick; Kensington wanted to make me an offer–to buy the publishing rights of my novel. Laurie Perkin was the publisher; Debbie Tobias was Sales Director; Lou Malcangi for lovely book cover; Libba Bray (who is now an author of young adult books) for book jacket copy; Jacquie Edwards for copy editing; everyone who helped in the publishing process. I’ll show my “Acknowledgments” in Love Made of Heart as another blog post.
Fast forward (I had to deliver more rewrites) . . . eighteen months later on October 1, 2002 the hardcover edition of Love Made of Heart made its debut. I had so many people to thank. And so many presentations to deliver.
In October 2003 the trade paperback edition of Love Made of Heart was released.
The trade paperback edition has the same striking book cover as the hardcover. The trade paperback has my Author’s Note to Reader that the hardcover edition doesn’t have.
Author’s Note to Reader
Thank you for letting me share Ruby Lin’s story with you. Many readers have asked me what the characters in the novel have done for me. My answer is this: I’ve learned that behind every face is a compelling story.
Please remember me as a writer who says YES! to compassion for mental illness and NO! to domestic violence and child abuse.
Who is Mrs. Nussbaum? She lives in all our hearts. Just as we have the “child within,” we also have the “wise elder within.” May you always embrace your compelling story and allow your Mrs. Nussbaum to embrace you.
Teresa LeYung Ryan
Since 2007 I’ve been a writing career coach. Since January 2010 I’ve been known as “22-Day Coach Teresa” The new edition of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW is available through Amazon. I created the fun workbook to help fiction and nonfiction authors gain a competitive edge. Whether you want to be your own publisher or sell rights to another publisher, attract readers and more readers now! http://writingcoachteresa.com