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Are you writing a novel, or are you compelled to begin one? Have you hit a wall with no clue what to do next?

If so, join us for workshops on the craft of writing. Or, if you've completed your novel and you're ready for the next step, join us for discussions on the publishing process.

I'm Brenda Hill, and my novels have been published by some of the top publishers, and my short stories have been published in national magazines. As an Editor and Writing Coach, I've led PowerPoint Presentations on the craft to writers groups in SoCal, judged a Midwest fiction writers contest, and edited for an indie publisher. I love sharing what I've learned along the way.

During our Meetup classes, I teach the craft according to accepted industry standards and share the techniques I've developed - including charts and templates I designed and/or modified - to write and publish my novels. Today, anyone can publish anything, but it takes knowledge of the craft to write a novel readers other than your Aunt Bessie will want to read - or buy.

We'll also discuss the publishing process  - traditional or self-publishing -  or anything else of interest in the writing & publishing field. I love to share my experiences and listen to others' as well.

Please note: the charts and templates I share with you are from my previously published workbook, but are still under copyright laws. Please do not share with others.

I've posted links to FREE Writing & Editing Tips, Grammar Hints, in the Pages section. You're welcome to read & reread them as many times as you wish.

Novel writers only.

Bring your laptop or pen and paper, and join us. Learn the techniques to go from amateur to pro writer. By telling your stories, you are adding something wonderful to the universe - your creation seen from your unique viewpoint.

Above all, never give up. Remember:

"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." Richard Bach

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Be sure to check 'Pages' for free tips about writing & editing.


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