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Well, there’s good news, and bad news. The San Francisco Writers Conference is sold out.
The GOOD news is, they have just launched an SFWC PRECONFERENCE Day. Please check out the press release below and join in on the 11th. This is an amazing line-up of speakers. Please feel free to forward this info.
San Francisco Writers Conference

1029 Jones St. San Francisco, CA 94109
Event Dates: Preconference February 11, Main February 12-14, 2010
Location: InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
CONTACT: Barbara Santos (925) 560-1403
San Francisco Writers Conference Adds a PRECONFERENCE Day With In-depth full & Half-Day Sessions ON Feb. 11th, 2010

Small Classes, In-depth Topics Taught by Top-Rated Presenters Allows Writers to Learn Even More at One of the Country’s Best Writers Conference!
If you want to start attending the SFWC a day early (or for those who can’t attend the full 3-day main conference), the San Francisco Writers Conference has launched a full day of sessions on the day BEFORE the conference officially starts. “Several of our most popular presenters have agreed to launch the San Francisco Writers University with special SFWC PRECONFERENCE sessions on Thursday, February 11th,” said Elizabeth Pomada, SFWC Co-Director. For details and online registration:
What is different about THESE sessions? They are intimate…about 25 people getting to interact with the presenter for more project-specific help. These sessions will be in-depth—full day or half-day in length. As you can see below, the preconference day will feature a wide range of the most popular topics from the San Francisco Writers Conference.
The preconference sessions are open to the public. They are stand-alone sessions and attendees can chose one or more depending on their schedules, budgets and interest. Attendance at the Main Conference is not required.
Donald Maass—Imagine a FULL DAY with this top New York literary agent as he conducts this intensive session on “Writing the BreakOut Novel”. Much more personalized attention than any other session Donald gives. Full day session
Sheldon Siegel & Robert Dugoni will be “Putting the Thrill in Thriller Writing” during their session.Two (yes, TWO!) N.Y.Times bestselling authors show you how it’s done…so you can do it, too! Half Day- Afternoon.
Katharine Sands—One of our most popular sessions…ever…“PITCHCRAFT!” You MUST know how to pitch your book in order to get it sold. Katharine is the one to get you and your book pitch-perfect. Half Day- Afternoon.
Stephanie Chandler—knows all about using all the online tools available to writers, so learn from the master. “Creating Your Online Platform”. Half Day-Afternoon.
Lisa Rector Maass conducts this intensive session–“The 3rd Draft—Giving Your Novel that Last, Final Polish, after You Think It’s Finished”. Lisa will work with you to give your manuscript clarity and make it irresistible. It’s just what you needed! Half Day Morning.
Julie Salisbury, founder of Inspire-A-Book will conduct “DRESSING YOUR BOOK FOR SUCCESS: How to Make Your Nonfiction Book Unique”. Julie will share proven techniques and lots of feedback on your project. Half Day Morning.
Michael Larsen—He wrote the bible for nonfiction writers—“How to Write a Book Proposal”. He knows what it takes to present your book project and this session will help you finally get that proposal written. Half Day-Morning.
A ‘Full Day’ Registration fee is $300.00 and a ‘Half Day’ Session Registration is $149.00. Morning sessions run from 9AM until Noon. Afternoon sessions run from 1PM until 4PM. Lunch is not included. All 2010 San Francisco Writers Conference attendees get to deduct $50 from their Preconference Registration total. For more details on these sessions or the San Francisco Writers Conference, go to
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Short blurb on the San Francisco Writers Conference: (50 words)
2010 SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE & PRECONFERENCE. February 11th-14th at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. Enhance your writing and writing career! Limited to 300 attendees for extraordinary interaction with literary agents, editors, publishers and bestselling authors including Jacquelyn Mitchard, Steve Berry and Tamim Ansary. Event and contest details available at
Writers Digest, John Wiley & Sons/Jossey Bass, Author Solutions, InspireABook, Book Expo America, Bookshop West Portal, The Writer, Joyce Turley, Antrim Group, Bix, Fior d’Italia, supperclub, Beach Blanket Babylon, ExpertClick, Smashwords, Narrative Magazine, San Francisco Book Review, Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year’s Parade, Valero Energy.

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