WORKSHOP 5/7 —”Green-Light It: Publish Your Book Successfully” with Brooke Warner

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So you’re finally ready to do it! Your manuscript is ready to become a book. You know there are multiple paths to publishing, so how do you approach your options?

In this information-packed workshop, expert and publisher Brooke Warner explains the current publishing landscape, and why the majority of authors today are becoming successful independently published authors – whether they initially pursue traditional publishing or not.

This 3 hour session will give you the confidence to green-light your own book, equipping you with a much needed understanding of what you need to know to help your book reach its readers.

Brooke Warner worked as an acquiring editor in the publishing industry for over 13 years. She left Seal Press in 2012 to pursue a coaching practice and to launch the hybrid She Writes Press with Kamy Wicoff, founder of

Brooke brings a wide range of disciplines and interests to coaching, and brings years of expertise to help authors get exactly what they want – an agent, a publisher, a completed book. “My job will be to support you and devise strategies to propel you forward and help you access your untapped, forgotten, or ignored passions and energies that will get you moving.”

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Independence Plaza, 703 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda (94501). Map & Directions


9:45 a.m. – check in
10 a.m. – workshop
11:30 a.m. – break
1 p.m. – conclusion


CWC Members: $20 Reserve Your Spot
Non-Members – $30 Reserve Your Spot

September 2013 Write Angles

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Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer.

The September issue of Write Angles has news from CWC’s Central Board; lots of photos from CWC’s annual picnic; a tribute to one of our members who recently died; an article from our past president, Al Levenson; a call for submissions; and information about our upcoming speaker, Brooke Warner.

And be sure to see the article about the upcoming writing conference at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. The conference director is our very own Charlotte Cook. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Write Angles September 2013.pdf

“Building a Platform for Your New Book” with Brooke Warner, September 15th

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9-13 flyerAre you ready to write the book you’ve been longing to complete and get published? Come to the California Writers Club meeting on Sunday, September 15th at 2pm at the Oakland Public Library.

Our speaker, Brooke Warner, is the author of What’s Your Book? — an aspiring author’s go-to guide (with five stars on Amazon) for completing the dream of becoming a published author. One of the most important chapters is building an author platform, the subject of September’s talk.

Brooke Warner uses her professional expertise in book publishing, writing, and coaching writers through the completion of their book proposals and manuscripts. She offers writing coaching and professional consulting to a broad range of clients looking to build their author platforms, and better understand the world of publishing—to become published.

Her experience has included working as an acquiring editor in the publishing industry for the past thirteen years, most recently as the Executive Editor at Seal Press. Also, recently she has helped launch She Writes Press.

Brooke earned her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco State University.

004AYMTBedsThe location of the talk is the Oakland Public Library (enter on Madison Street); see flyer for meeting schedule.

The CWC Featured Author is the prolific Elizabeth Wagele, the world’s leading cartoonist on the subject of the Enneagram.

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