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You can be a winning writer : the 4 C's approach of successful authors

Author: Joan Gelfand
Publisher: Coral Gables, FL : Mango Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
You can learn to be a successful author - the 4 C's approach to successful authorship: 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. From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C's discusses  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Gelfand
ISBN: 9781633537422 1633537420
OCLC Number: 1144583121
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Mastering the Four C's p. 18 --
Understanding the Four C's p. 19 --
Backstory p. 22 --
Chapter 1 Craft p. 26 --
Crafting a Great Piece of Writing p. 27 --
Practice: Daily or Flow? p. 40 --
Writing Workshops, Writing Circles, & Write-a-thons p. 52 --
Change Your Location, Change Your Luck: Residencies & Retreats p. 70 --
You Wrote It. Now, Revise: Editing, Rewriting, & Working with Professional Editors p. 76 --
Managing Feedback & Working with Editors p. 88 --
Feedback Loops: Friends, Family, Early Readers, & Writers' Groups p. 91 --
Dos, Don'ts, & Challenges p. 96 --
Chapter 2 Commitment p. 98 --
Building Your Writer's Resume p. 124 --
Prizes, Awards, & Money p. 139 --
Your Results May Vary: Beating the Odds with Submissions p. 142 --
Dos, Don'ts, & a Challenge p. 149 --
Chapter 3 Community p. 150 --
Art of Building Community p. 158 --
Social Media Dos and Don'ts p. 170 --
Building a Fan Base p. 180 --
Power of YES p. 189 --
Loneliness & the Writing Life p. 192 --
Challenges p. 193 --
Chapter 4 Confidence p. 194 --
Heeding the Call p. 201 --
Second Guessing: Avoiding the Sand Trap p. 212 --
Meet the Team: Your Publicist and Coach p. 214 --
Keeping Your Own Counsel Takes Confidence p. 224 --
Tooting Your Own Horn: What Does It Sound Like? p. 226 --
You Are a Startup p. 233 --
Book Proposals p. 239 --
Working with Hybrid Publishers, Indie Presses, and Academic Presses p. 246 --
Dos, Don'ts, & Challenges p. 247.
Responsibility: Joan Gelfand.


A well-structured, to-the-point, genuinely useful, and fun-to-read guide to writing narrative fiction, poetry. nonfiction, essays, and memoir . . . Crisp, informative, and mind-expanding.  Read more...


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"Gelfand's book examines craft, commitment, community, and confidence. She establishes the first two of her C's as those that need to be focused on first with community and confidence as a sort of Read more...

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