I had the pleasure to be in attendance for the 8th Annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference, which was held at the Mark Hopkins Hotel at the top of Nob Hill from February 18-20. I met some remarkable and wonderfully creative and passionate people, who are quite skilled, as crafters practicing within their chosen genres of literary expression. There were icons that were represented in their respective fields, #1 New York Times bestselling authors and other award winning “Smashword” wizards in attendance — along with publishers, literary agents and many well respected editors who also honored us with their esteemed presence at this popular event.
If you’re a freelance writer who wishes to gain greater exposure for your own passion for print, or an aspiring or even a published author — attending this annual event is a definite must. Continued education to enhance ones talent you’ll need to maintain and hopefully improve your competitive edge in the ever changing landscape, should be of paramount concern and practice. A necessary function to attend, if you wish to attain visible and noticeable recognition within the tall towers of the “Six Sisters” — to mid-level publishing, Indie self-publishing and the ever growing E-Book craze that captivates those “E-reader geeks.” Those smitten and bitten by the proetic phrase who can’t seem to get enough of every new gadget that pops up. For me, nothing settles my imagination more quietly than the stimulating feel when you pull your finger down the tattered papyrus edge and turn the page. Your horizon of experiences will greatly expand with the knowledge you’ll glean from Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada’s annual stable of enlightening presenters.
To keep informed about the 2012 SF Writer’s Conference, you’ll need to periodically check Michael and Elizabeth’s link at http://www.sfwriters.org/. Take a little time to look at the pictures below of my new friends and me and move your cursor over their names as a link to their respective websites. Thanks again for taking a run through my continually evolving website! Ned always refers to it as our shared garden of literary and visual expressive delights that constantly needs trimming!
Funny lad!! That stand-up comedian in him just doesn’t want to go away!!!
Richard Walter, UCLA Screenwriting Chairman and author of “Essentials of Screenwriting — The Art, Craft and Business of Film and Television Writing”
David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author whose initial literary offering — FIRST BLOOD — was adapted for the Sylvester Stallone series of Rambo major motion pictures. David is currently working on his next thriller novel. He has authored 26 fiction pieces and 4 non-fiction works.
Michael Larsen is a multiple author and literary agent who founded the Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency with his wife Elizabeth Pomada in San Francisco in 1972
Alan Rinzler: Writers who are at the beginning of their careers have been a specialty and passion of Alan Rinzler. He enjoys discovering new authors, helping them figure out what they’re trying to say, developing their books in a literary and practical collaboration and getting their work launched in the world of art and commerce.
Susan Wiggs – “When you’re with the person you love, you’re home. Here’s the thing about broken hearts. You can always survive them. Always. No matter how deep the hurt, the capacity to heal and move on is even stronger.”
Margaret Babish and Troy LoCoco are the mother/son team of Creative Producer and co-screenwriter for the upcoming pilot television series “Scarlett From The Ashes.” FOX is currently eyeing this project as an upcoming offering for their cable series of television shows. Open the PDF attachment to read about this true story which is being adapted for television.
Mark Coker “I’m just a geek who likes books!”
Kathleen Antrim “Is the first lady trying to overthrow the president?” Award-winning writer Kathleen Antrim’s fictional response to this shocking premise is at the heart of her chillingly convincing political thriller, CAPITAL OFFENSE
Elizabeth Pomada is the co-founder of the Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency and co-author of Painted Ladies Book series of books which features Victorian era archictecture. Elizabeth welcomes the chance to answer your questions and give you feedback on your ideas and your work.