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Removing the Risk from Writing and Publishing: How to Deal Yourself a Royal Flush
with Michael Larsen

Now’s the best time ever to be a writer. But you have to choose literary and publishing goals that excite you and that you know how to achieve. Imagine your writing career using these familiar poker terms. Content is king. Communication is queen. Commerce is jack. The literary ecosystem is the ten. Five hearts guarantee a winning hand: You are the ace. This humor-filled class will show you how to make your work and your career a labor of love.


•     The amazing opportunities awaiting you

•     How to profit more from your ideas than ever

•     The fastest, easiest ways to get published and succeed as a writer

•     What you need to know about writing, agents, publishing, and promotion

•     Why self-publishing may be your best option now

Attendees receive 60 pages of handouts. You will have the chance to start a writing group to help each other. Free follow-up phone calls. Free drawing for a copy of the new 5th edition of How to Write a Book Proposal.


Mike Larsen is an author coach who loves helping writers. He was a literary agent for four decades and wrote How to Write a Book Proposal and How to Get a Literary Agent, and coauthored Guerrilla Marketing for Writers. How to Write a Book Proposal, Fifth Edition, by Jody Rein with Mike (September). Mike is co-director of the 9th San Francisco Writing for Change Conference on Saturday, September 9th; and the 15th San Francisco Writers Conference and A La Carte Classes, February 15-19th.



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4th Floor Meeting Room
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
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