Archive | August, 2011

September 2011 “Meet the Author” Event

September 10, 2011 Saturday, 9am-Noon San Francisco Main Library San Francisco, CA Aspiring young writers and avid readers, from grades 6 thru 12, will mingle with peers, published authors and book industry professionals featuring several guest speakers, followed by a writing workshop. This event will highlight THE ART OF MEMOIR.  Guest authors include Patricia V. […]

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CCYW’s Summer Workshop Series – Day 3

Wednesday- Poetry and The Relationship of Words and Artwork The day started off with Rachel Dillon speaking about words and their relationship with artwork. Rachel is the author and the illustrator of her own children’s books, and she was able to give us a unique and knowledgeable view of the effort it takes to create a children’s […]

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Getting An Agent: Some General Advice

First a disclaimer. Any advice that I give (such as it is) is purely from my experiences and I don’t claim to be an expert. There, none of you can sue me (although nowadays I don’t suppose disclaimers work. Hey, you can’t blame me for trying). The first thing you should know is that no […]

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CCYW’s Summer Workshop Series – Day 2

Tuesday Workshop – The Business of Writing and How to Show Not Tell   Stephanie Chandler and Verna Dreisbach (President of CCYW) – Photograph by Elizabeth Donham Stephanie Chandler gave our young writers a crash course on the business of writing. She showed how we can use social media networks as a way of marketing […]

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Behind the Book – The Writer

The Writer Unnecessary Preamble May I just say, first of all, that it feels really weird to write about myself. I make stuff up; to me, that’s what writing is. I couldn’t write memoir if you gave me a six-figure advance. (Well, let me think about that for a bit.) But I offer this scintillating […]

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