Blog  is the abbreviation for  weblog (a blog is a website which provides opportunities for readers to submit their comments)

Verb:  To blog = to write posts (entries) in, add material to, or maintain a weblog.
Noun:  A blog = a shared on-line journal where you can publish your posts (entries about your experiences, observations, expertise, and hobbies); the most recently published post appears first to readers; readers can interact by submitting comments.

Examples:

This post you’re reading is on my blog which is on my website http://lovemadeofheart.com/ (I own this site; I have to pay for domain name renewals and web hosting services)

I have a second blog (free from WordPress.com ) http://writingcoachteresa.wordpress.com/ to show my clients how a free blog works.

I have a third blog http://www.redroom.com/author/teresa-leyung-ryan at Red Room http://redroom.com/ (a wonderful website where authors can sign up to receive a webpage as a Red Room Author).  However, I don’t own this blog either.

To get comfortable submitting comments to blogs,  click on the title of a post on my blog (in order to see the entire post); scroll down to get the comment boxes.  Go to: http://lovemadeofheart.com/ Click on “TERESA’S BLOG”  and scroll down your screen; choose a post that interests you; click on the title of the post to get the comment box.

I’d encourage any writer who do not have a blog website to get one so that  you’ll have an on-line address/URL.  These days, a blog serves as an answering center (give your fans a chance to find you and to communicate with you and still offers you privacy).  If money is an issue, then get a free blog from http://wordpress.com . Because WordPress.com blogs are free, they will not offer you the features you’d get on a blog website that you own. Although you could upgrade your free blog by paying fees to get extra features.  If you go with a free blog now, and, later when you get your own website, ask your webmaster to help you import your posts from the free blog to your site. If you need a guru of a webmaster, check out Linda Lee at http://askmepc.com/

Your blog = a body of work that you publish on cyberspace.

After you get a blog and write some posts, remember to copy the keywords and key phrases (tags) in each post and add them to the tag box for each post. Your blog will compile a list of your tags.  Help search engines help people find you and your work through the tags.

Visit my blog often to learn how I use tags and links in my posts.  http://lovemadeofheart.com/

After you submit a comment to one of my posts, wait a day or so  before going to Google (or another search engine), then key in a string of words (tags) you used in your comment . . . press the “search” key . . . let cyberspace go to work.  Voila!  This is how people will find you.  I’ll tell you more in my  workbook  Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW .

Sincerely,

Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan

http://writingcoachteresa.com

ebook Kindle edition $9.81

print edition $11.66

Coach Teresa’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/teresaleyung

Teresa LeYung Ryan on facebook!

Invite Coach Teresa to conduct “Major League Tryouts with Coach Teresa to Build My Name” at your writers’ club or group.

Form a study-group, split the cost and hire Coach Teresa to:

* coach you in name-building to attract the right agent or publisher or more fans
* guide you in designing and growing your blog (to showcase your expertise and experiences)
* show you computer-navigating shortcuts and how to easily “find stuff” on the World Wide Web

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61 Responses to “What is a Blog? And Why?”

  • I am a registered dietitian with a special interest in the joy of food! I write about nutrition, spirit, old world foods, and the sacredness of food. I believe that the timeless knowledge of food and food rituals are key to overcoming the obesity crisis. I am excited to be writing a book about the food of the middle ages, food rituals, and spirit. The best part of the process? Sharing the story with others…

    Jennifer Roth Hartmann, Registered Dietitian

    Teresa- Love your book Build Your Writers Platform & Fanbase in 22 days. Smartest purchase I could have made!

  • admin says:

    Hi, Jennifer,
    Thank you for telling my fans about your work. Your website is useful. http://rothhartmann.com On your home page, make the 3 points under “Timeless Wisdom & Nutrition Science” headlines for your press releases. As you continue doing the exercises in Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days, you’ll learn how to spin key phrases in those headlines, coin phrases, etc. Thank you so much for purchasing my workbook. Please duplicate your comment on my blog and pop it into Amazon so that folks looking at my workbook will also see you. http://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-Writers-Platform-Fanbase/dp/0983010005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306181835&sr=1-1 Thanks again! Cheers from Coach Teresa

  • Okay, Teresa, I’m on day three and following your cues to a tee. I had fun doing the celebrity exercise — Meryl Streep, Mark Twain, and Colette give me energy and inspiration! Thank you.

  • admin says:

    Lynn!
    Meryl Streep, Mark Twain, and Colette give you energy and inspiration! Do you see what you have in common with these giants? I look forward to reading your new book, The Story Woman Method: The Art of Writing the Mother Memoir, which is slated to be published Spring 2012, right? Cheers to you, Lynn! Sincerely, Writing Career Coach Teresa, author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days

  • Hi Teresa,

    I have spent my life working both physically and spiritually with dogs and other animals as a groomer, trainer, vet tech, and Animal Reiki Master, something I love to write about. I try each day to facilitate a closer relationship between my readers and their animals, while opening their mind to the deeper spiritual nature of these wonderful creatures. All while spinning a story that is both fun and unique. Thank you so much for Build Your Writer’s Platform and Fanbase in 22 Days. It is fun and easy to use, and such a necessity for those of us who are by no means up to the minute technologically. :0)

    Cheers!

    Terri L Demmons

  • admin says:

    Terri,
    I look forward to seeing your blog come alive.
    Thank you so much for using my blog to tell my fans and colleagues about your expertise http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/what-is-a-blog-and-why/
    and for using Build Your Writer’s Platform and Fanbase in 22 Days to learn how to help your fans find you.
    Please let us all hear from you again.
    Cheers to Animal Reiki Master Terri L. Demmons!
    Coach Teresa

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  • Grier Cooper says:

    Hi Teresa-

    I am an ex-professional ballet dancer (Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet) and am putting the final edits on a YA novel about a teenage ballerina who desperately wants to escape Suburbia and her dysfunctional home life by getting accepted into the School of American Ballet in New York City (where I also studied for 6 years).

    I am looking to build my platform in the meantime and working with your book!

    Regards,

    Grier Cooper

  • admin says:

    Grier,
    Your website/blog http://www.griercooper.com is lovely and fun to read. Congratulations on final edits on your YA novel. Exciting! The characters in Billy Elliot (the movie) made the story memorable. I wish you the same magnitude of success.

    I love helping authors 2 ways: coach them in platform-building; identify their plotlines, sub-plotlines, character development, pace, and thematic connections in their manuscripts. I enjoy editing children’s & YA novels, contemporary novels, thrillers, memoirs and anthologies. If you’d like for me to look at your first 2 double-spaced pages, I’d be delighted. No charge.

    Here’s my post about what to do before hiring me or another editor: http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/coach-teresa-what-should-i-do-before-hiring-an-editor/

    Happy New Year to you!
    Coach Teresa

  • Hey there, Teresa, I’m attempting to follow your instructions to a tee, but then I slide around a bit. I’m grateful to have your input/insight as much of the information given here I assumed I knew. As it turns out, not so much.
    I am a food/travel writer who stumbled onto a story of a French woman who endured not only the hardship of WWII as a single mother, but one who lived her life never knowing who her own father was due to being born on the last day of WWI. The novel is about love and identity losses, yet is also about the unassailable determination of a woman to rise above the stigma of ‘illegitimacy’ to raise and inspire her own family.

  • admin says:

    Carole,

    What powerful themes!

    After reading your first 5 pages, your query letter, and the comment in this blog post, I am convinced that you are talented, passionate, and you have what it takes to write a compelling story that will show women how to honor themselves.

    Bravissima! :)
    Coach Teresa
    http://writingcoachteresa.com

  • Laura Bean says:

    Hi Teresa,

    Well, I finally got around to your workbook–it’s wonderful. I also found the exercise with the 3 celebrities very inspiring. I chose Suze Orman, Pema Chodron, and David Sedaris. I want to create a wall of vision/inspiration based on their success stories and whatever else comes to me through this process. I also goggled my name. It was weird to realize that there are 26 other Laura Beans out there in the world. And so far I have roughly 1.5 hits. I have a long way to go. Thanks for your enthusiasm and support.

    The themes I am writing about revolve around meditation, spirituality, my relationship with myself and the world.

    A reluctant marketeer,
    Laura Bean

  • admin says:

    Laura,
    I am so glad you are enjoying the exercises in Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days.
    Building your platform is a unique and exciting journey. Can’t wait to see what wonderful surprises are waiting for you as you stick to the program.
    Cheers!
    Coach Teresa
    http://writingcoachteresa.com

  • Hi Teresa,
    I downloaded your book to my iPad and am working through the exercises, my favorite people are far more popular on Google than I! But I’m working to change that with your help!
    See you at the SF Writer’s Conference.

    Catharine
    bramkamp@yahoo.com

    oh, and my blog is yourbookstartshere.wordpress.com

  • admin says:

    Vibrant Catharine!

    Happy “platform-fortifying” to you!
    You have a great blog too http://www.yourbookstartshere.wordpress.com
    I look forward to seeing you at San Francisco Writers Conference 2012

    I’ll be co-presenting with Elisa and Mary; and I’ll be giving one-on-one 10-minute consultations as editor/story consultant.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:00pm at SFWC
    Mary E. Knippel & Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    BEING YOUR OWN EDITOR: Ensuring Your Work is 100% Before Taking the Next Step
    Attend this session if you want to Polish Your Manuscripts before:
    • hiring book doctor/developmental editor OR
    • pitching to agents or acquisition editors OR
    • self-publishing

    On Fri. Feb. 17, 9:00am at SFWC
    ?lisa “Sasa” Southard & Teresa L?Yung-Ryan
    BLOWING UP YOUR BALLOON: Writing a Tag-Line That Will Sell You and Your Book
    Attend this session if you want to:
    • hook agents, acquisition editors, readers, media attention
    • make your name synonymous with the themes you write about
    • have fun building your writer’s platform & fanbase

    May all your dearest dreams come true!
    Sincerely,
    Fellow Coach
    Teresa LeYung-Ryan

  • Hi Teresa, I’ve been blogging for a while now. Linda Lee did a terrific job of designing my site, and she migrated some content over from a fee WordPress blog I had, too. Most of what I’ve been posting lately is flash fiction, which I love doing. I’m going to publish a collection of the best ones I’ve done later this year. I also wrote a memoir, Reversible Skirt, about my childhood years; it won a silver medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite book awards. And on March 12 I posted an essay, “Some Thoughts on Sisterhood,” which I hope to expand. I’ve just begun using your workbook and look forward to doing a bang-up job of building my platform and fan base. Laura McHale Holland

  • admin says:

    Laura,
    Hearty congratulations on your memoir Reversible Skirt winning a silver medal in Readers Favorite Book Awards! I cheer for your publishing your collection of flash fiction and expanding “Some Thoughts on Sisterhood” (love the theme!). Laura McHale Holland, I’m going to keep my eye on you and your platform. Please add Platform-Building & Writing Coach Teresa’s Blog to your BlogRoll :) Cheers from Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

  • Thank you for your encouragement, Teresa! I will be delighted to add Platform-Building & Writing Coach Teresa’s Blog to my blogroll. All the best, Laura McHale Holland

  • I am reading your platform-building book and doing the exercise 2 of 2 for day 3. I write about relationships, dating, love, family, home, celebrations, weddings, contribution, peace, self discovery/love/knowing. My webstie is http://www.livelovepeace.com. Thank you!

    Catherine Mattingly Richardson

  • admin says:

    Catherine,
    Wonderful tags! I see from your webpage http://livelovepeace.com/1-thing-you-can-do-to-improve-the-quality-of-your-life/ that you practice The Work (Byron Katie). Brava! Continue having fun identifying your combination of tags. Cheering for you! Sincerely, Coach Teresa

  • I’m new to the world of authoring with the goal of publication, though I’ve been writing and telling stories since before I could form letters. My current project is a memoir I’m writing for an inspiring father of five and quadruple amputee, Scott Martin. Scott and I have teamed up to try to bring his story to life in a full-length book. It’s been the most amazing experience thus far and I can’t wait for it to continue. Unfortunately, we’re at that crucial point of relative inactivity, waiting to hear back from agents and publishers we queried. We’re hoping to have a short story published in the upcoming work, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive (expected publication Oct 2012).

    To learn about Scott, how he contracted a rare case of the flesh-eating disease at 35, lost both his hands and portions of each foot, and spent nearly a month in a medically-induced coma, only to come out of it and fight his way through the rebuilding process, eventually becoming the father of five amazing, adopted children, check out our webpage at http://www.movingforwardinreverse.us. Feel free to leave a comment – we’d love to hear from you!

    Take care!
    Coryanne Hicks

  • admin says:

    Dear Coryanne,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment to this post, which tells me you’re on Day 3 of the workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days.

    Thank you for giving me your website link; I am listening to Scott Martin’s interview on KNPR from January 5, 2012. What a courageous gent!

    Heroes – he and his wife adopted 5 kids!

    Coryanne, I hear from Scott’s interview that he thinks the world of you as his co-author, helping him transform his manuscript. Since he is the protagonist in the memoir, please ask him to do the exercises from Day 1 and Day 2 of my workbook so that you can focus on his role models and themes.

    I look forward to hearing from you again.

    Cheering for you both!

    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    http://writingcoachteresa.com

  • I decided to purchase your book in e-kindle format and I decided to try and help build my writer’s platform. My works are skimmed in the Adult genres of science fiction, fantasy and parnormal. I’m currently reading your book and I am enjoying it. I’m currently working on my two blogs and pulling together an anthology of my short stories. I’ve created two blogs which I should try and post more to:

    http://sabrinakmercury.blogspot.com/ which is my personal one
    https://composers.onimpression.com/ which I share my research in how I build my characters, worlds, scenes and such.

    I really looking forward to building my fan base and I thank you for publishing this book.

  • admin says:

    Sabrina,

    I look forward to seeing your “tags”

    You’re working on an anthology? Here are links to colleagues who have published anthologies:
    http://wisdomhasavoice.com
    http://www.cwc-peninsula.org/fault.html
    http://redwoodwriters.org/publications/anthologies
    http://www.wordandviolin.com/wav/

    Happy platform-building to you!

    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

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

    Writing Coach Teresa says: “Platform-Building Is Fun For Writers, Friends, Fans.”
    http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/writing-coach-teresa-says-platform-building-is-fun-for-writers-friends-fans/

  • Kathleen Leonard says:

    I have written a novel about how we live out ancient myths in our everyday, modern life. My novel, How Far to Heaven, includes many issues and points of interest of which I am passionate about including environmentalism and our relationship to this planet Earth, women’s spirituality, tarot, Eugene, Oregon in particular and the Pacific Northwest in general, coming out as a lesbian, and Jungian psychology.
    I hope to express life in my writing as it is–messy, beautiful, painful, joyful–in a way that helps people to think more deeply about what it means to be here as a human.
    Thanks for reading,
    Kathleen Leonard

  • admin says:

    Dear Kathleen Leonard,
    Wow! You “tags” certainly hook attention.
    How Far to Heaven;
    environmentalism;
    our relationship to this planet Earth;
    women’s spirituality;
    tarot;
    Eugene; Oregon; Pacific Northwest;
    coming out as a lesbian;
    Jungian psychology;
    what it means to be here as a human;
    mythology

    For “ancient myths” let us know which myths from which parts of the planet. What were the beliefs of the native people in the Pacific Northwest region before people from other continents arrived? What is the origin and symbolism of names of places (Eugene; Oregon)?

    I recommend your reviewing Lydia Kwa’s novels. Here’s her page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lydia-Kwa/e/B001JRXT7O/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1354388472&sr=1-3 Please ask your library to acquire one or all three of her novels.

    Kathleen, please check-in again as you travel on your platform-building road.

    I’m cheering for you and your novel!

    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days
    author of Love Made of Heart (mother-daughter love story)

  • Hi Coach Teresa,
    So nice to have met you during SFWC13, and so nice to have the good advice and warm encouragement.

    I am in the process of launching my new website treasurechestofmemories.com, where I encourage people to share their stories — they are treasures!

    I write about preserving memories and my book is titled Treasure Chest of Memories.

    I’m enjoying your book and I look forward to our paths crossing again soon.

    Laura Hedgecock

  • admin says:

    Author Laura Hedgecock,
    You have one exciting project and I’m cheering for you.
    I’ll be emailing you notes from our presentation “Getting to First Base by Building Your Fanbase” soon.
    Go, Laura, Go!
    Coach Teresa

  • Lea Page says:

    Dear Teresa,

    I am enjoying working through your “22 Days” workbook. I resisted the 3 celebrities exercise but finally chose Meryl Streep, Ben Franklin and George Martin, and to my surprise, I realized that I did have something in common with them: integrity, wisdom and an understanding of the importance of action.

    I have completed a parenting book, “Walk With Me: A Companion and Guide for Parents.” In it, I uncover, with compassion, the fears and assumptions that so many parents find blocking their way, and I provide a simple road map that all parents can use to find their own way (the map relies heavily on a parent’s integrity and action!!)

    Agents and others say that my book is beautifully written, but because I have no platform, they will not consider publishing it. My blog, Beacon, is a collection of stories from my family life and essays about parenting, education, home schooling, bullying and more. I hope to show readers who I am and give them a window into how my road map has guided my parenting journey.

    I am currently working on a memoir about about raising and home schooling my children in rural Montana.

    I appreciate your help and encouragement with developing a fan base.

    Sincerely,
    Lea Page

  • admin says:

    Dear Lea,
    I am so happy to know that you have written a beautiful book entitled Walk With Me: A Companion and Guide for Parents. And, I see your powerful tags! Add: home schooling; bullying. I recommend your bookmarking Yolande Barial’s blog http://just-a-mom.us/ She is a columnist for Tracy Press http://www.tracypress.com/pages/results_content/search_content
    Please subscribe to my blog http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/ to receive more resources for platform and fanbase-building the fun way.

    Your blog’s tagline “It is my goal to remain a steady beacon for my children, no matter where their journeys take them” is all-inspiring.

    Do keep me posted. I’m cheering for you!
    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

  • Sylvia Swan says:

    I am in the final touch-up stages of publishing my book called Building Up. Its a non-fiction, self-help type of workbook designed to help people dealing with loss and grief, to overcome negative thinking. It draws on my own experiences as a mother, teacher, single-parent and depression survivor. My primary message is one of hope; that dealing with anxiety and depression isn’t something to be ashamed of or bowled-over by; that they needn’t rule your life! I then go on to outline 15 daily behaviours I use to combat negative thoughts. I embody what I’ve written about and hope that others will be inspired by it!

  • My name is Elizabeth Brown. I am a writer, screenwriter, producer, and creative writing teacher. I am writing about motherhood, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, raising a daughter, gifted girls/gifted and talented children, gifted education. My blog is http://motherdreaming.com, and I will be starting two others, one on gifted girls and one for my children’s book writing. Thank you, Teresa!

    Elizabeth Brown
    http://motherdreaming.com
    http://www.elizabethmbrown.com

  • admin says:

    Dear Elizabeth,
    I just visited your http://www.elizabethmbrown.com/About.html and http://motherdreaming.com/
    Oh my goodness. You are a FEMME healing the world. I suggest your connecting with these folks involved with the documentary FEMME: Women Healing the World https://www.facebook.com/FemmeTheMovie
    Director: https://www.facebook.com/emmanuel.itier
    One of the Producers: https://www.facebook.com/MargieYeeWebb

    And https://www.facebook.com/WomensNationalBookAssociation
    Me: https://www.facebook.com/Teresa.LeYung.Ryan

    Happy Platform & Fanbase Fortifying!
    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

  • Hi Teresa,
    I recently bought your book, Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days and am working the exercises. I had a blog for a couple of years but I hated doing it. I never found enough time to write posts. I’m a full time elementary school teacher, novelist working on her 5th book, and peace consultant helping teachers stop bullying. I used to try to do social media more but found it was taking up my precious novel writing time. I am very busy and don’t know that I have time for blogging. Still I want to build fans for my Artania, Forest Secrets, and Dean and JoJo novels.

  • Dear Teresa,
    Thank you for the ideas in your book. I am enjoying the exercises and although I may not blog anymore but I do have a website with peace-building activities for parents, teachers, children and others who want to help stop bullying or learn about my book. I also periodically add events I am a part of to my artania.net website. I have Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Linked-in accounts that I post on regularly.
    I have focused on bettering my craft these past 10 years much more than marketing partially because I not only want to share my best work but also because I’m a bit shy about tooting my own horn. That’s why blogging was hard for me: I couldn’t find an authentic voice.
    I’m going to keep up with the exercises and will give it try again.
    Thanks for the tips!
    Laurie Woodward
    Artania: The Pharaohs’ Cry
    Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy

  • admin says:

    Hi, Laurie,

    Congratulations to you and The Artania Chronicles!

    Thank you for getting my workbook!

    The “tags” in blog posts function as index cards on cyberspace – helping new fans find you – enjoy the exercises in my workbook – you’ll see the power of consistent blogging for yourself.

    Cheers!
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    “Reach out, not stress out!”
    http://writingcoachTeresa.com
    22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW

  • Coach Teresa,
    It’s our last day at the San Francisco Writers Conference (SFWriters.org) and we don’t want it to be over! It was a pleasure to meet you here. I’m ridiculously excited to be going through your workbook “Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase in 22 Days”! We’re on day 3, and holding strong.

    My new work, Three Tiers, is a Young Adult Space Opera. I’ve been calling it “Romeo and Juliet in space” but with a happier ending!

    Hopefully Diana Lynn and I will be able to come out to Half Moon Bay for your editing class with Mary Knippel. We would love to keep in touch, to learn, to share and to support one another!

    - Missy Kirtley
    Read The Royals, Volume 1: Eddie on Kindle!
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KUWV8OU

    Read The Royals, Volume 2: Lance on Kindle!
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M9NXRUG

  • Diana Lynn says:

    Coach Teresa,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful book and encouragement. Loved meeting you at the San Francisco Writers Conference 2015.

    I believe everyone deserves a rainbow. You have given me one. Thank you. I’m more confident than ever about my book, Scent of a Husband, thanks to your guidance.

    Diana Lynn

  • admin says:

    Dear author Missy Kirtley,

    I am SO HAPPY to hear that you and Diana are on day 3 of my workbook and holding strong!

    I love the premise of your new book project entitled Three Tiers — a Young Adult (Y/A) Space Opera – Romeo and Juliet in space but with a happier ending!

    Could it be that you have a trilogy? The words (tags) in your book title have many significant associations – 3 steps; 3 tears; the number 3 in Nature; the Trinity (from Latin trinitas “triad”); number of sides in a triangle; 3′s a crowd; the book title The Three Musketeers . . . Wow! Powerful allusions / symbolism!

    Happy blogging/tagging, vibrant author Missy Kirtley! http://blog.missykirtley.com

    May millions of new fans find you through tags synonymous with your name!

    I cheer for you!
    May the force be with you!

    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa
    Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s blog http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/
    “22-Day Coach Teresa’s BLOG helps writers build platforms & fanbases, before and after publication with ease.”
    Writing Coach Teresa’s classes and events http://www.lovemadeofheart.com/Coach-Teresa-LeYung-Ryan%27s-Classes-&-Events.html
    http://writingcoachTeresa.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TeresaLeYung

  • admin says:

    Dear author Diana Lynn,

    Your protagonist Jenna Hardwick in Scent of a Husband turns pain from her secret tragedy into joy of self-recognition. Your Readers/Fans identifying such transformation will learn how to embrace themselves too. http://blog.dianalynnwrites.com

    Merriam-Webster’s definitions of self-recognition – #2 is interesting!
    1 : recognition of one’s own self
    2 : (medical definition) the process by which the immune system of an organism distinguishes between the body’s own chemicals, cells, and tissues and those of foreign organisms and agents

    I cheer for you (Diana), and Jenna, and all women who love!

    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa
    Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s blog http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/
    “22-Day Coach Teresa’s BLOG helps writers build platforms & fanbases, before and after publication with ease.”
    Writing Coach Teresa’s classes and events http://www.lovemadeofheart.com/Coach-Teresa-LeYung-Ryan%27s-Classes-&-Events.html
    http://writingcoachTeresa.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/TeresaLeYung

  • Dwaine Ennis says:

    I write science fiction and fantasy. There are no (intentional) deep messages or meanings. They’re stories that I have to write, tales that I feel I have to tell. I thought when I began there was only going to be one book. My wife knew better and told me so.

    And she was right.

    Dwaine Ennis

  • admin says:

    Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Dwaine Ennis,
    So happy to see your declaration: “…stories that I have to write, tales that I feel I have to tell…” And how lucky you are to have a wife who cheers for you!
    Happy Writing & Rewriting!
    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

  • I am a garden coach. I discovered when a gardener for Sunset Magazine that I liked giving garden tours. Now I have the best job. I walk people through their gardens and teach them how to garden better. Being self employed is a challenge but quite rewarding as well.
    I write a column for the Palo Alto Weekly and had one in the Coast Views Magazine until they closed the business. Writing a monthly column is fun and challenging. It also gets me some business but still after 15 years, not enough. Now I would like to collect my columns and put them together in a book. I look forward to continuing through the book “Build your Writers Platform”. It’s day three and I’ve already hit one task I didn’t understand. But am not discouraged.
    Thanks Teresa

    Best
    Jack McKinnon Garden Coach
    http://Www.Jackthegardencoach.com
    Pescadero California

  • admin says:

    Hello, Garden Coach & Garden Columnist Jack McKinnon,

    Thank you so much for using my workbook to help your new fans find you and also to help you identify the major themes in your book. Which task are you having trouble with? Tell me more. I can help.
    Cheering for you!
    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

    The workbook in print and Kindle editions: Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TeresaLeYung
    http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com/BLOG/

  • susan keller says:

    Thanks Teresa for the insights and exercises in “Build.”
    I have just launched my author’s website for my medical memoir, The Prose and Cons of Cancer. You guidebook is very timely. I look forward to using it to help me build and expand my platform.
    Sincerely,
    Susan Keller

  • susan keller says:

    I resolve to build and expand my platform.
    Susan Keller

  • admin says:

    Dear author Susan Zuzu Keller,
    Your website http://www.susankeller.com/ for your medical memoir, THE PROSE AND CONS OF CANCER: A Story of Suffering, Grit, Miracles, a Lost Brother, and a Lotta Love, is most inviting. Your title and subtitle carry powerful “tags” to attract your new fans.
    I hope you are finding more and more connections through the exercises in my workbook BUILD YOUR WRITER’S PLATFORM & FANBASE IN 22 DAYS: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW
    Cheering for you!
    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

  • Hi, Teresa,

    Your talk at the California Writers Club – Marin conference, The Writer’s Life, was inspirational and I’m excited about your BUILD book. Besides being the author of Reap As You Sew: Spirit at Work in Quiltmaking, I’m a catalyst for Bold Breakthroughs in Creativity, Joy, and Freedom through my Spiritivity Coaching (Spirit + Creativity), presentations, and Unbound ministry. So, it makes sense that I’m thrilled to be working my way through your book that promises a Bold Breakthrough for my writer’s platform and fanbase! Thank you!

    Here’s to Bold Breakthroughs for all of us!
    Chris Boersma Smith

  • admin says:

    Dear author Chris Boersma Smith,

    I remember you and your coining a word at my interactive presentation at the Writer’s Life Workshop.

    So exciting that you have your new platform statement.

    Cheers to you (Chris Boersma Smith, catalyst for Bold Breakthroughs in Creativity, Joy, and Freedom)!

    Everyone, check out Chris’s website http://reapasyousew.com !

    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    Build Your Writer’s Platform &Fanbase In 22 Days
    http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

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