OPINION: Haunted and inspired by dreams of Ferlinghetti by Joan (Feb 28, 2021)
NPR interview about Extreme book
With Moira Gunn of Tech Nation
Tom Sumner Program
Old-fashioned radio for a new generation. Tom and Joan discuss Extreme.
Workshop with Joan Gelfand: “You Can Be a Winning Writer” Sat. Feb. 8 at Brickspace.
Vol. 124 No. 11.
Petaluma 360: Writer’s Forum
with an appearance by the Argus-Courier’s Community Editor David Templeton, taking the microphone to talk about the art and adventure of playwriting, followed on March 19 by Joan Gelfland, author of “You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C’s of Successful Authors.”
BBProduct Reviews: “You can be a winning writer”
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 for the past decade. She has taught her 4 C’s method to college professors, CEOs, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights throughout the United States; helping them realize their publishing dreams.
You Can Be a Winning Writer shares Joan Gelfand’s 4 C’s approach to creative writing and successful authorship. She has shared this information in a variety of presentations at book festivals and author conventions as well as to college professors, CEOs, and even more people. She examines how to build a community and a fan base for you and your work. Gelfand, with the help of Renate Stendhal, PhD, examines how to defeat the lack of confidence that can keep authors from ever getting published.
Dad of Divas’ Reviews You Can Be a Winning Writer
A publishing guide to writing success: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s provides solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. But, successful authorship 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 Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer.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, PhD, Joan defines clear steps to overcoming the lack-of-confidence demon.
Adroit Journal Reviews
The road to success in today’s writing life—replete with the snarky social media, finicky readerships, cautious publishers, magazines falling as quickly as they rise, among other pratfalls—is uncharted and murky, so who would not want some direction along the way? Writing education has long been a contentious subject. It is something taught or is it an innate gift? Can a writer be externally motivated or does it require an intrinsically motivated student to make the magic happen?
WNBA Featured Member Interview
What inspires me most about WNBA featured writer Joan Gelfand is her tenacity, her willingness to do whatever it takes to be a successful author. Her honesty is refreshing when she says, “I became determined to get a book out-and it takes determination! My publishing experience has been that every book has taken tremendous effort.”
The New Rationalist
Fast Track: Getting Published
As an author, your goal is to sell editors on your talent, your reliability, and your willingness to accept feedback. As an expert, your mission is to get that book published – fast. Why? Because your book is your calling card to new clients, speaking agencies and organizations who want to hear your message.
Literacy Work and Play
As I noted in a recent review, I am always glad to encounter books about writing. I enjoy these texts because I do some writing myself, but also because I sometimes get to teach courses on composition and craft.
What struck me first about Joan Gelfand’s You Can Be A Winning Writer is …
I am a writer with five published books and a contract for a novel due out in the Spring.
I started my writing life as a poet. I then wrote two novels, a book of short fiction and reviews and travel articles.
I have a BA and an MFA in Creative Writing. Before committing to writing full time, I worked in the business world in various capacities; I worked for an ad agency, a technical school and a designer. I’ve started three businesses…
eleseminar: Joan Gelfand – Learn the Four C’s for Successful Authors
Join us as Joan Gelfand speaks on this topic: Learn the Four C’s for Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community, and Confidence.
Authors Share Their Best Writing Advice:
Whether we write or practice any kind of skill or craft, we are always learning. There’s always something to sharpen, to cultivate, to discover, to understand on a deeper, almost cellular level. There’s always more to study and more to master.
Medium interview with Marlena Fiol
BookMarketingBuzzBlog Interview with Joan Gelfand by Brian Feinblum.
Advice for Writers
In today’s episode of the Weekday Wisdom, we pick up where we left off last week, with me interviewing Joan Gelfand. Today we talk about all the things that go into writing a book beyond craft and marketing.
In today’s episode of the Weekday Wisdom, I share the first part of my interview with author and poet Joan Gelfand. In her latest book, You Can Be a Winning Writer, she shares her unique take on how to be a better writer.
Secrets from a creative master: Joan Gelfand’s You Can Be a Winning Writer
Lois Lane Investigates Authors
Article Writer for Hire Richard Rowell reviews You Can Be a Winning Writer
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The Bookends Review interviews Joan on the writing life
The Bookends Review is an independent creative arts journal dedicated to bringing you the best original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, essays, book reviews, and visual/musical works from around the world.
Joan has been interviewed by The Literatis Scene
The Long Blue Room review by Carol Smallwood
Ms. Gelfand searches her own motives with a touch of whimsey while probing for hard answers which makes her wide knowledge of humanity evident. She is a poet that has visited abroad and traveled her own country to give her a sense of contemporary life that is grounded in realism but also is presented with a delightful wit that’s penetrating and wise. She observes the rhythms, the good and the bad of what is about her but maintains the appreciation of small things – takes time to thoroughly taste fruits like peaches and pears and wonder about them.
Carol Smallwood reviews The Long Blue Room
Ms. Gelfand searches her own motives with a touch of whimsey while probing for hard answers which makes her wide knowledge of humanity evident. She is a poet that has visited abroad and traveled her own country to give her a sense of contemporary life that is grounded in realism but also is presented with a delightful wit that’s penetrating and wise. She observes the rhythms, the good and bad of what is about her but maintains the appreciation of small things-takes time to thoroughly taste fruits like peaches and pears and wonder about them.
Book Review of The Long Blue Room
Ms. Gelfand searches her own motives with a touch of whimsey while probing for hard answers which makes her wide knowledge of humanity evident. She is a poet that has visited abroad and traveled her own country to give her a sense of contemporary life that is grounded in realism but also is presented with a delightful wit that’s penetrating and wise. She observes the rhythms, the good and bad of what is about her but maintains the appreciation of small things—takes time to thoroughly taste fruits like peaches and pears and wonder about them.
WNBA-NYC President Jane Kinney-Denning sat down with Joan Gelfland for an interview. Read the whole piece in the upcoming newsletter!
Watch Joan’s interview with Author Learning Center:
Speaking with Rabbi Eric Weiss of the Jewish Healing Center about writing and literature with Jason K. Friedman, author of “Fire Season,” and Howard Freedman of the Jewish Community Library.
Mark Fogarty of Polarity Magazine reviews the anthology, -gape-seed-, in which Joan’s poem, “I Know Why Sylvia Plath Put Her Head in the Oven,” is featured.
Mystic Babylon Poetry Show
Best-selling author Amy Tan was the featured speaker at the Women’s National Book Association’s 2008 WNBA Award ceremony honoring Kathi Kamen Goldmark, held on November 8 at San Francisco’s Century Club. The biennial WnBA Award recognizes an American woman who has made extraordinary contributions to pro-moting literacy, freedom of expression, a love of reading, or women’s careers in the world of books. Goldmark was honored for founding the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of literary superstars who belt out “Wild Thing” and other rock staples to raise money for book-related causes. The Remain- ders have raised more than $2 million, and Tan and Goldmark have shared a microphone as “Remainderettes” since the band’s founding. Tan is better known as the author of such much-loved novels as The Joy luck Club and The Bone-setter’s daughter. Other band members include Stephen King, Dave Barry, and Matt Groening.
The New Book Review wrote a review of A Dreamer’s Guide To Cities and Streams.
Joan Gelfand and Kim McMillion talk with Janice Edwards on Bay Area Vista.
A conversation with Andy Jones, Poetry Professor at UC Davis, on his KDVS show. Features Joan reading from A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams.
“Sometimes tradition is where the best stuff lies. “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is the second collection of poetry from Joan Gelfand. Her work focuses on the natural word, its innate glory, and its impact on humanity, “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” is original and fresh, while staying true to the classics. “Painting Haiku”: Blue horizon defined/Horizon alone – nothing/Horizon sky – the world.”
Author pens poetry that speaks to social concerns
Nearly 50 alumnae and friends sat at rapt attention in the Bender Room on Saturday afternoon of Reunion weekend, as six Mills authors read excerpts from their books. From the tale of a young Egyptian queen who declared herself pharaoh of her land (His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut, by Dorothy Carter, DFA ’42) to the contemporary poetry of Associate Professor of English Julianna Spahr, this year’s Literary Salon showcased a variety of fiction and non-fiction works.
Now in its third year, the salon is organized by Daphne Muse, director of the Women’s Leadership Institute.
Joan Gelfand: From 15 to 50, a journey in poetry