Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Start clean and simple. Don’t try to write pretty or noble or big. Try to say just what you mean. This is hard because you have to find out what you mean, and that’s work, real work. (Gertrude Stein)

- Rebecca Robins
 
 
 
 

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Michael Larsen

About Me

Michael Larsen cofounded Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in 1972. Over four decades, the agency sold hundreds of books to more than 100 publishers and imprints. Elizabeth and Mike have stopped taking on new writers, but Mike loves helping writers and does author coaching for nonfiction writers.

He wrote How to Write a Book Proposal and How to Get a Literary Agent, and coauthored Guerrilla Marketing for Writers. Mike also wrote a proposal template, available at www.thebookdesigner.com.

Mike and Elizabeth are co-directors of the San Francisco Writers Conference, www.sfwriters.org, and the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference, www.sfwriters.org.