April 24, 2014

San Francisco Writers Conference | WordPress Training Class

Most of you who know me, know I have been part of the San Francisco Writers Conference for 10 years. A friend of mine asked me if I would like to volunteer , and I was so excited. The conference was then held at the St Francis Hotel, and I loved every minute of it. 

Here is a photo of the volunteers for that year! 2005.
The only two from this photo who are still volunteering, are Kate Farrell, and myself. I am sure we are missing a few people in this photo. We have 75 volunteers, so it is a big crew. As the Volunteer Director, I must say our volunteers do an amazing job.
We could not put on this wonderful event without all of their help.
Kate is the current President of the Women’s National Book Association, SF Chapter, and I am the former President. The SFWC is how I discovered the WNBA-SF Chapter, which is an organization I love dearly. You can visit our table at the conference to learn more.

2005 San Francisco Writers Conference Volunteers

I look forward to this event every year. It feel like a class reunion. If you have never been to the conference, you are missing a great event. 
If you cannot make it for the entire conference, we now offer classes that are open to anyone to sign up for on Thursday and Monday. Click here to view the schedule.

I will be teaching “WordPress for Newbies” on Monday. Enrollment is limited so sign up now.


Bring Your Laptop, Leave with a Blog | This course includes 10 instructional videos with unlimited access and no experation date. These videos cover all the basics and are there to help you learn and remember what we will work on in class.

Linda Lee, WordPress TotalTraining

You will receive the login to your WordPress test site before class. We will build your website together on the test site, and you will have access to the site for 90 days. The course requires a computer, preferably with a mouse. iPads and notepads are not the best choice. The course includes a video that covers the basics we work on together during the class. You will receive directions and a prep sheet when you sign up 

You will learn:

  • How to set up a free WordPress website
  • The difference between self-hosted WordPress website?and a free one on WordPress.com
  • How to set up pages and posts, add images, and use widgets
  • Search-engine optimization basics and writing an effective, search-engine-optimized post or page
  • What plugins are and how to use them??

I love teaching people how to use WordPress, and no matter what your skill level, you will learn the basics by the time you leave.
Please join me on Feb 17th, at the Mark Hopkins Hotel for this half day class.

See you there!

San Francisco Writers Conference Linda Lee- WordPress Master Class and Author Marketing with Social Media.

Wordpress Bootcamp 101 Linda Lee Master ClassWordPress Master Class and Author Marketing with Social Media. SFWC
I am very pleased to be presenting two classes on Monday Feb 20th as part of the San Francisco Writers Conference  post conference “Master Classes”.
In my first class, “Author Marketing with Social Media”,  9-12 we will go over the basics in helpful detail. This class is a smaller group so I will be able to work personally with each attendee. Bring your questions, your laptop or ipad and lets work! We will target the best ideas and choices for you as an author, and I have a few unexpected places and sources to share with you, where you can optimize your social media time and efforts. I like to simplfy and show you how to get the most out of the time you do have to promote yourself.

Sign up and pay here: www.SFWriters.org

Build Your Blog and They Will Come:
Step-by-Step Creation of a WordPress Author Blog!

Bring your laptops and if you need a WordPress blog/website, you will have one by the time you leave. If you already have a
WordPress site we will look at it and work on it and improve it. Once again this will be very hands on. I will be helping each attendee with their own site or getting a new site up. We will discuss plugins, basic seach engine optimization, and also I will be going over the 8 elements every author must have on their website to succeed. Bring your questions and what you need help with and leave with a new website or a better one!

Sign up and pay here:www.SFWriters.org

Pay for the classes here:

Author Marketing with Social Media:
An introduction to online promotion
Monday Morning, February 20, 2012
9 a.m. to noon Cost: $129
Social Media Guru Linda Lee will introduce
you to all types of social media from Twitter to
Facebook to Google+ and show writers how to
use one or more of these tools most effectively
to market their writing.
Build Your Blog and They Will Come:
Step-by-Step Creation of a WordPress Author Blog!
Monday Afternoon, February 20th – 2 -5 p.m. – Cost: $129
Linda Lee not only teaches you the ins and outs of the most
popular free blogging platform on the planet, she will lead you
in a hands-on application of your newfound skills to create your
very own author blog. She’ll even give you tips on content!
You must bring your wifi-enabled laptop because you’ll be
creating your blog LIVE!
These classes will be held at the Mark Hopkins Hotel
999 California St., San Francisco
For registration and more information:
Writing Your First Bestseller (Introduction)
NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Dugoni
Monday, February 20, 2012
9 a.m. to noon – Cost: $129
New York Times bestseller author
Robert Dugoni is also a master
teacher in the art of writing a bestselling
novel. This class teaches an
introduction to writing techniques
and shows writers how to create
compelling, deep characters, a plot
that works, the basics of grammar,
pacing, conflict, and much more.
Writing Your First Bestseller (Advanced)
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 – 2p.m. to 5p.m. – Cost: $129
Bob will share more advanced writing techniques in this
afternoon class so it is perfect for self-published and traditionally-
published midlist authors who want to take
their writing to another, bestseller level.
How to Write an Irresistible Book Proposal, Sell It Fast for Top
Dollar, and Create a Career Out of It;
with Literary Agents Michael Larsen and Jody Rein
Monday Morning, Feb. 20th – 9 a.m. to noon – Cost: $129
This class gives you a blueprint for writing the proposal you need
to get the best editor, publisher and deal for your book. Bring a
sample of your writing and get feedback on it. Larsen is author of
the fourth edition of How to Write a Book Proposal.

with NY literary agent Katharine Sands
Thursday, February 16, 2012.
6-8 p.m. at the Mark Hopkins Hotel
Cost: only $99!
This tutorial is a must for everyone looking
for a literary agent! Katharine Sands,
agent extraordinaire and editor of the book
Making the Perfect Pitch, will teach you
how to effectively pitch your book to agents and editors. In two
hours you will learn the components of a pitch, how to deliver
your pitch, and how to make pitch opportunities happen.
You’ll also create and hone the very pitch you’ll use for your
specific book. Guaranteed fun as well as educational.
2/20/12 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch: noon to 2p.m.)
With Carla King, Laurie McLean, Brian Felsen,
Joel Friedlander & Carol LeVow
Cost: $249
Self-publishing is one of the most talked about areas of
book publishing today. Its transformative ebook technology
and disintermediation between author and
reader are turning traditional publishing on its ear and
opening up the market big
time for self-published
books. Where to begin?
Let the experts show you
every step of the process to
prepare, publish and promote
your work. You can decide
which path is best suited to you. Last year’s boot camp
was sold out, so reserve your space early! For more
details go to www.selfpubbootcamp.com.
with author Catherine Friend
Monday, February 20th – 2p.m. to 5p.m. – Cost: $129
Catherine (Hit By A Farm, Sheepish) has written and taught
about memoir for many years. Discover the joy of
touching people’s lives with your own. Examine the
seemingly chaotic elements of your story. Learn what to
include…and leave out! Come with an idea; leave with
a plan for a compelling memoir of any kind.
These in-depth writing and publishing
classes are open to everyone!