BAIPA monthly meetings are now on Zoom. The Zoom links will be provided to you via email on the Friday evening before, around 9 PM.
Therefore, all non-members MUST register in advance in order to participate. However, all current BAIPA members will get the Zoom info for the morning session automatically.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page if you need a non-member ticket.
The general meeting begins at 9 am, the speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements.
Writing Success Guaranteed:
Using Your 10 Unique Superpowers to Build a Career Doing What You Love
Michael Larsen, Michael Larsen Author Coaching
Learn how to clarify and reach your writing career goals as quickly as you can.
Now is the best time ever for you to be a writer. One reason is that you can develop your unique superpowers—your gifts, passions, and abilities that will guarantee your success. This presentation will describe the writing, promotional, entrepreneurial, and people skills you need in a digital-centric culture:
1. Love: Make writing a labor of love.
2. Professionalism: Follow your plans for achieving goals that inspire you.
3. Craft: Write books that your readers love.
4. Platform: Build and maintain your visibility, your credibility, and your brand.
5. Collaboration: Build the Relationships That You Need to Succeed.
Guaranteeing Your Success
6. Fanbase: Publish books that sell each other.
7. Promotion: Share your passion for the value of your books.
8. Entrepreneuring: Be the CEO of a One-person Multimedia, Multinational Business.
9. Harmony: Embody the strengths that you need for your work and your life.
10. Celebration: Find joy in the journey.
The talk is adapted from a book in progress, based on fifty years of experience helping thousands of writers as an agent, writer, and speaker: Writing Success Guaranteed: Using Your 10 Unique Superpowers to Create a Career Doing What You Love.
You will be able to write to Mike at [email protected] after the talk with questions.
About Our Speaker: Michael Larsen
Mike Larsen is an author coach who believes that now is the best time ever to be a writer. He loves helping writers succeed by adding value to their readers’ lives.
Mike and his late wife Elizabeth Pomada worked in publishing in New York before moving to San Francisco and starting a literary agency in 1972. They sold hundreds of books to more than 100 publishers and imprints.
The agency’s bestsellers include A World Full of Strangers by Cynthia Freeman; The Complete Guide to Disco Dancing by Karen Lustgarten; and Get Anyone to Do Anything and Never Be Lied to Again by David Lieberman. After Cherie Carter-Scott appeared on Oprah, If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules became a #1 New York Times bestseller. The book sold 5 million copies and was published in more than forty countries. First published in 1980, Dan Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives was an international bestseller.
Mike’s books include How to Write a Book Proposal, 5th Edition, by Jody Rein with Michael Larsen (previous editions by Mike sold more than 100,000 copies); How to Get a Literary Agent, now in its third edition; and Guerrilla Marketing for Writers: 100 Weapons for Selling Your Work, coauthored with Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, and David Hancock, now in its second edition. Writing Success Guaranteed: Using Your 10 Unique Superpowers to Create a Career Doing What You Love is a work in progress.
Elizabeth and Mike coauthored the six books in the Painted Ladies series about Victorian houses, which sold more than 400,000 copies. Publishers Weekly chose Daughters of Painted Ladies: America’s Resplendent Victorians, as one of the best books of 1987.
Mike and Elizabeth cofounded the San Francisco Writers Conference and the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference.
Connect with Mike by email: [email protected]
Michael Larsen: Writing Success Guaranteed
March 2, 2024
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: Zoom Event
This is exclusively an online event via Zoom.
Zoom links will be provided in an email sent out the Friday evening before the event day, between 8:45 and 9 PM. If you have pre-registered and do not receive that email, please reach out to [email protected].