Joan Gelfand - You Can Be a Winning Writer (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer, has been teaching the 4 C's to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer's conferences for the past ten years, and helping writers around the country realize their dreams of becoming successfully published. Joan has taught her 4 C's method for becoming a successful author to college professors, CEO's, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights.

From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C's discusses craft, commitment and gives solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. Unfortunately, becoming a successfully published author does not stop with mastering craft, commitment and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, Ph.D., Joan defines clear steps writers can take to overcome the demon of lack of confidence.

With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and a volume of support, mastering the 4 C's includes real life anecdotes from famous and not so famous ─ but successful authors. You Can Be A Winning Writer is the go-to book for writers just starting out, to writers stalled after their first or second book, and for students. The 4 C's wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage.

Joan Gelfand’s reviews, stories and poetry have appeared in national and international literary journals and magazines including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Kalliope, The Toronto Review,, The Sycamore Review and RiverSedge. Joan’s work has also appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. She is Chair of the Women’s National Book Association National Writing Contest, a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a juror for the Northern California Book Awards, Joan blogs for the Huffington Post and coaches writers. She is the recipient of over twenty writing awards, nominations and prizes.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C's Approach of Successful Authors - Craft, Commitment, Community, and Confidence Cover Image
By Joan Gelfand, Rosemary Daniell (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781633537422
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mango - July 15th, 2018

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Learn the keys to successful authorship from a pro: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be a Winning Writer, has been teaching her 4 C's approach to creative writing and successful authorship to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer's conferences