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Are you writing a novel, ready to begin one, or ready to publish? 

If so, join our Monday evening workshops. We meet to hone our writing skills, offer support, and to discuss writing and publishing in today's world.

Want to see your books in a bookstore? That means a contract with one of the major publishers. What happens if you sign with one of the hundreds of online publishers? Would you rather be your own boss by self-publishing? What are the pitfalls? Advantages? 

I'm Brenda Hill, and I spent years studying the craft of writing before my first agent & publisher offered a contract. Some of my courses of study include the Gotham Writers Workshop, NY, and the University of Iowa, but some of the best advice I've ever received was directly from agents - whenever one suggested I learn a certain skill, I took a class, often more than one. The result? My novels have been published by some of the top publishers, and a national women's' magazine published my short stories. As an Editor and Writing Coach, I've edited for an indie publisher, led PowerPoint Presentations on the craft to writers' groups in SoCal, and judged a Midwest fiction writers contest. I've self-published my backlist as the rights reverted back to me. Currently, I'm Gen Mgr of L. Cooper Press, a service for writers. 

I love to share what I've learned along the way.

Join us as we discuss writing, offer some critiques, and talk about our goals and how to accomplish them. All levels of experience welcome. 

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

Keep writing, keep trying, and never give up. Remember:

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

Celebrating the release if my mass-market paperback - With Full Malice - Harlequin WorldWide Mysteries, a thriller about a deadly secret society in SoCal. Harlequin bought the paperback rights from my publisher, Gale/Cengage.

Harlequin WorldWide Mysteries

Amazon

RT Book Reviews Magazine 

General Manager, L. Cooper Press

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Hardback book signing @B&N

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