Posts Tagged ‘Linda Lee’

A Year of Blog Prodding Pays Off. Thanks, AskMePC Coach!

January 11, 2010

I was visiting my Cyberspace Coach Linda Lee’s website and came across photos of her at WordCamp 2009 San Francisco with buddy Rebecca Martin of Dear Jane and Matthew Mullenweg who is the founding developer of WordPress. On the “About Matthew Mullenweg” page Matt says: “WordPress, the blogging software that runs much of this site and millions of other sites around the world. The website says WordPress is ‘a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform’ but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can’t not work on WordPress. The project touches a lot of people, something I’ve recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.”
Today is his birthday. Happy Birthday, Matt! Thanks for developing such a useful program–especially for my clients, my colleagues, and me–writers who need a place to build our platforms (our names/fan base) while we write our books.

Back to Linda Lee Special cheers to Linda Lee who “prodded” me to blog over 2 years ago. It wasn’t until November 2008 when her advice finally sunk in; I guess yours truly needed to hear something 7 times over a year. That same month Martha Alderson asked me to comment and share my expertise about building a platform/promoting novels; then Nina Amir asked me to be a guest-blogger on “How to Make Your Manuscript Compelling” and so I wrote “How to Look at Your Manuscript with an Editor’s Lens”

AskMePC Linda Lee

Nowadays, I look forward to blogging–sharing my observations

with writers who want to build their names and have fun doing it.  Thanks, Coach Linda!


Teresa LeYung Ryan


Smart Woman Linda Lee & Writing-Career Coach Teresa & 5 Colleagues = Savvy Seven

January 6, 2010

I’ve been hearing about Smart Cookies on the radio, so, I Googled “Smart Cookies” webpage says: [Last year, 24-year-old Katie Dunsworth decided it was time for her and her friends to stop spending, start saving and get richer. Katie saw Oprah’s Debt Diet show and decided to take action. The show motivated Katie and four friends to start a money group and get smart about their spending, saving and investing. They call themselves the Smart Cookies. As a team, the women set up weekly meetings, confess their debt, make a plan to “pay it down” and start investing. “Really the one thing that came across is we need to be held accountable,” Katie says.]

In my professional life, I belong to a smart group too. Smart woman Linda Lee and I, Writing-Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan, invited 5 colleagues and formed a master-mind group.  Each woman had specific goals, different interests, but we had one thing in common–we were all writers. At our first meeting on March 29, 2008, we set up rules, goals and commitments, and pledged to support each member of the group as well as the group as a whole. 7 women.  7 colleagues.  We called ourselves the Savvy Seven and met once a month.

Savvy Seven standing Teresa, Mary, Lori, sitting Luisa, Martha, Linda, Rebecca

Linda Lee, founder of Smart Women Stupid Computers and AskMePc

Teresa LeYung Ryan, Writing-Career Coach Teresa

Mary E. Knippel, Creativity Mentor

Martha Alderson, International Plot Consultant

Luisa Adams, award-winning writer, author of Woven of Water

Lori Noack, founder of Lori Noack Arts Management. She’d be a super executive director for any organization.

Rebecca Martin, founder of Dear Jane, a Career Advisement Company

Each member of Savvy Seven has accomplished her goals & commitments; each one is pursuing new dreams.  March 2010 will be our second anniversary.