Left Coast Writers

CWC Presents: Chris Durham - "Why Writers Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Social Media"

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

There a number of different ways to grow your brand and it can be overwhelming with all the different tools and resources available. But there is one critical tool, Social Media, which you can’t afford to overlook.

You Will Learn:

·         Social Media Foundation – What you need to know as writers.
·         How many social networks should you be on       
·         Top 5 Social Media Marketing Tips
·         It doesn't take much to become impressive   
·         The importance of social networking in writing industry  
·         Action Steps

Chris Durham is the Director of Digital Development for Uhuru Network, LLC.

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting may feature a guest speaker, a workshop or a panel discussion along with networking, encouragement and writing news. All are welcome. www.cwcmarinwriters.com.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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CWC Presents: Patricia Bracewell & Gillian Bagwell - "Point of View"

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Point of View defines the choices available to the writer: omniscient versus character viewpoints (first person, the rarely used second person, third person, shifting viewpoints). Presenters will provide examples illustrating each type of viewpoint; discussion of the advantages of each viewpoint, the disadvantages, and what a writer must consider before making a choice. Q & A to follow.

Patricia Bracewell is a writer of historical fiction set in 11th century England. Her debut novel, Shadow on the Crown, is the first book in a trilogy about Emma of Normandy, whose marriage in A.D. 1002 to an English king set in motion a series of events that would lead, eventually, to the Norman Conquest of A.D. 1066.

Gillian Bagwell's novels include The Darling Strumpet, based on the life of Nell Gwynn, and The September Queen, the first fictional account of the perilous and romantic odyssey of Jane Lane, an ordinary English girl who risked her life to help the young Charles II escape after the disastrous Battle of Worcester in 1651 by disguising him as her servant.

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting may feature a guest speaker, a workshop or a panel discussion along with networking, encouragement and writing news. All are welcome. www.cwcmarinwriters.com.
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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CWC Presents: Holly Lynne Payne - "The Art of Revision"

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Successful writers honor the adage, “Writing is about rewriting.” Does your manuscript represent your mastery of the craft? Have you submitted your manuscript only to receive too many rejections? Maybe you simply need a little bit more time inside the pages. It’s exciting to finish a manuscript; unfortunately, few writers can discern if their manuscript is eligible for submission to agents or editors. Join award-winning author and writing coach Holly Payne on an informative journey into the art of revision to ensure your manuscript is ready for submission and publication. This is the chance to examine story structure, character development and even the prose itself with a pro. You have one chance to make a first impression—make it great! Feel free to bring the first chapter of your manuscript.

Holly Lynn Payne is an internationally published novelist in ten countries whose work has been translated into eight languages. She lives in Northern California with her husband and young daughter, and serves the literary community as a volunteer producer for Litquake.

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage, except July, August and December, on the 4th Sunday of the month, unless a holiday. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meeting may feature a guest speaker, a workshop or a panel discussion along with networking, encouragement and writing news. All are welcome. www.cwcmarinwriters.com.


 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers® Salon : Patricia Bracewell - Shadow on the Crown

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Left Coast Writer® Patricia Bracewell discusses Shadow on the Crown ($27.95). In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.

Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacher Linda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers® Salon : Self-Publish Like a Professional

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Self-Publish like a Professional: How to Avoid the New Slush Pile, is a rare Left Coast Writers® Salon which will be open to the public—no membership required to attend!

The panel of speakers, led by LCW president Linda Watanabe McFerrin, will include a planning and print specialist, a book designer, a small publisher, and a bookseller—all experts in their fields, with unique perspectives on today’s popular practice of self-publishing. The discussion will be frank, and full of vital information that writers need to know, with plenty of time left for the many questions it will raise. Every writer should attend! Please join us.

Book Passage hosts monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/.
 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Connie Bennett - Beyond Sugar Shock

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers Book Launch

Sugar and carb addicts, get help to free yourself from your potentially deadly habits with The Sugar Liberator, Connie Bennett, author of the international bestseller Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter ($15.95).

In this Book Passage program, Connie will give her insights and simple starter secrets to:

•    Activate the positive power of one of your worst habits—procrastinating.
•    Dodge the #1 mistake nearly everyone makes when quitting or reducing sweets.
•    Decode and even welcome your nagging sugar cravings.
•    Pick yourself up after you’ve “slipped” and fallen off your sugar-free or no-sugar plan. 
•    Dissolve your desire for dangerous sweets, while still enjoying your cherished chocolate. (You’ll even get healthy recipes for tasty treats.)
•    Stop being duped by innocent-looking foods that are actually sugar traps.

Connie’s sour-to-sweet journey began in 1998, when she was pummeled by 44 ailments, including crushing fatigue, brain fog, horrible headaches, rollercoaster mood swings, and severe PMS. When Connie’s new doctor blamed every single symptom on her excessive sugar habit and ordered her to quit consuming her cherished sweets, Connie reluctantly complied. She succeeded, because while shedding her dangerous habit, Connie created cool tools to ease her dreaded and difficult transition and turn it into a positive, fun-filled, life-changing adventure. Much to her surprise, all her ailments vanished, and Connie became energetic, focused, and free. Since 2001, Connie has been coaching, guiding, and inspiring thousands of people worldwide on how to easily triumph over beat their carb addiction.

 

Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781401931896
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hay House - June 1st, 2012

From Connie Bennett, author of the bestseller Sugar Shock --the book that Mehmet Oz said "spills the beans" on the shocking impact of sugar and simple carbohydrates--comes Beyond Sugar Shock, the first book to provide a simple, practical, mind-body-spirit plan to help readers break free of their sugar or carb addiction.For the millions of people who suffer with problems such as low


Cynthia Greenberg - Burmese Jade

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 7:00pm
Left Coast Writers Book Launch
 
Cynthia Greenberg talks about her new novel Burmese Jade ($17.50). She tells the story of a French photojournalist who traverses the globe from Paris to Malaysia in pursuit of a link between her grandfather’s disappearance and a famous silk baron who vanished a quarter of a century earlier.

Burmese Jade Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9781105339363
Availability: Special Order
Published: lulu.com - January 5th, 2012

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers®: Love Stories

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin and the Left Coast Writers® for an evening of love stories to help set the mood for Valentine’s Day. You can count on the talented writers from LCW to provide an entertaining evening full of love, lust and other appropriate emotions.

There’ll be wine an chocolate, of course, AND all who attend are invited to bring a love or lust story of 1000 words or less. Their stories will be considered for publication on the hotflashessexystsories.com website and a $100 award. You must be present to enter. 

Sign up here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/403956459687115/

 

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94111 San Francisco
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Left Coast Writers® Launch: Love Stories

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin and the Left Coast Writers® for an evening of love stories to help set the mood for Valentine’s Day. You can count on the talented writers from LCW to provide an entertaining evening full of love, lust and other appropriate emotions.

There’ll be wine an chocolate, of course, AND all who attend are invited to bring a love or lust story of 1000 words or less. Their stories will be considered for publication on the hotflashessexystsories.com website and a $100 award. You must be present to enter. 

Sign up here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/403956459687115/

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Left Coast Writers® Book Launches: Todd Crawshaw - heretofore

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:00pm
Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in the Ferry Building

“Wyatt T. Frog had observed many fascinating things in his life but never had he seen a girl falling from the sky—until now.”  

So begins this fantastic tale, a modern-day Alice in Wonderland melded with the satirical humor of Catch 22. Both of these great novels were the inspiration for heretofore ($16.00), Todd Crawshaw's latest novel.
 
Todd Crawshaw is the author of the novel Exploits of the Satyr and Light-Years In The Dark: StoryPoems
 
1 Ferry Building
94111 San Francisco
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