Many people feel passionate about creating change in the world. They can do so in a variety of ways. However, many of them write books.
I know something about this since I am a writer and a professional editor and author advisor. I have dreams and aspirations of writing books that change people’s live. I help other people write books that they hope will change people’s lives as well or that will solve social issues or planetary problems.
My clients and I, as well as all such writers, are change agents using words as our tool to inspire others–our readers–to take action. In that way, our words have an enormous creative energy.
Do you have a desire to be a change agent? Do you have a desire to write a book that creates change on some level? If so, I’d like to share with you an interview I recently did with Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada, co-directors of the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference (Nov. 13-14, 2010). Michael and Elizabeth, both authors and literary agents, talked with me at length about what it takes to write and publish books about change. Our conversation was packed with helpful information. I hope it will inspire you to keep writing your book–or to start your book–and to get it published. I hope it will push you to become be the change agent you were meant to be.
Maybe you’ll come join Michael, Elizabeth and me at the Change Conference. If you do, please look for me. I’ll be one of the volunteers.
To listen to the interview, please click here.
Here’s some info on the conference:
The Third San Francisco Writing for Change Conference: Writing to Make a Difference / November 13-14, Hilton Financial/Chinatown / www.sfwritingforchange.org / Keynoters: Million-copy selling authors Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) and John Robbins (Diet for a New America)
Michael Larsen is a literary agent and consultant to nonfiction writers. Elizabeth Pomada represents narrative non-fiction (memoir), adult commercial and literary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, thrillers, and mysteries. They are co-directors of the San Francisco Writers Conference and the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference.
Michael is the author of the third editions of How to Write a Book Proposal and How to Get a Literary Agent, and coauthor of the second edition of Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 Weapons for Selling Your Work. Elizabeth is the author of the ninth, 30th-anniversary edition of Fun Places to Go with Children in Northern California. Mike and Elizabeth coauthored the six books in the Painted Ladies series. Publishers Weekly chose the second book in the series, Daughters of Painted Ladies, as one of the best books of the year.
If you need help writing or editing your book or book proposal, feel free to contact me.
If you need literary representation for your book about change, contact Michael or Elizabeth at www.larsenpomada.com.