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“You Can Be a Winning Writer”


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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. Joan has taught her 4 C’s method for becoming a successful author to college professors, CEO’s, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights.

On writing well:

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 Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer.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.

Writing strategies book filled with authorship and publishing tips:

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.

You Can Be A Winning Writer includes:

Post-publication strategies

The mistakes that even the most talented prize-winning authors have made

How, with the help of the 4 C’s, those same authors could have enjoyed greater success

What it means to ‘fire on all burners” and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously


"Besides Joan Gelfand's 4 C's (Craft, Commitment, Community & Confidence), which are brilliantly holistic and helpful to any writer, published, or yet to be published--her contagious, enthusiasm seeps through every word on every page. Joan Gelfand not only is a brilliant poet and writer but is a one-woman cheerleading squad. I forewarn you NOT to buy this book unless you are prepared for a tsunami of inspiration to take you over and make a winning writer out of you."

Kelly Sullivan Walden, Bestselling Author of It’s All In Your Dreams Read More

"Wow, what a perfect voice -- a galloping joy to read! Your energy and realness as a person and wonderful teacher come through loud and clear, and I admire your research with all the beautiful quotes you found... what a work!!! Everything written about Community seems to be written for me, especially for ME."

Renate Stendhal, Author of the Lambda Literary award nominee, Kiss Me Again, Paris, and Gertrude Stein in Words and Pictures

"I found myself nodding yes, yes, yes at every paragraph, and often stopping to jot down especially meaningful lines to share with the women and sometimes men in the Zona Rosa Writing and Living Workshops I've led for 37 years."

Rosemary Daniell, founder of Zona Rosa Writing Workshops

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