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Want to learn the art and craft of writing: from getting the word on the page through publishing and marketing? This is the group for you. Whether you’re a just starting out or a published author, you are welcome at the Mt. Diablo branch of the California Writers Club (CWC). Our membership includes writers of all styles and genres, editors and those involved in related fields. We are committed to educating ourselves and each other in the craft of writing. Every month (except July and August) we come together to hear writers, editors, teachers, publishers and agents speak on various aspects of the publishing industry. This is an inviting and welcoming group.

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CWC-Mt. Diablo Virtual General Meeting and Writers Table

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This is a Zoom Meeting. You will receive your link after you register online at https://cwcmtdiablo.org/current-cwc-mt-diablo-meeting/ GETTING PUBLISHED: You Can Be a Winning Writer featuring Joan Gelfand The 4 C’s of Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community and Confidence. You will learn why it is critical to employ these tenets into your writing practice before submitting your manuscript. We’ll discuss your publishing challenges, cover letters and book proposals. I will outline the fundamentals of a great book proposal and getting your work into the right hands. We will cover: -Building a Writer’s Resume. -Tips for creating a writing community to advance your publishing goals. -Plan for working with confidence challenges. -Toolkit for fiction, non-fiction and poetry book proposals. Joan Gelfand is the author of three full length poetry collections, an award-winning chapbook of short fiction and an Amazon #1 best seller, You Can Be a Winning Writer, Joan’s debut novel, Extreme will be published by Blue Light Press in July 2020. Joan has taught the “Winning Writer” approach at the San Francisco Writing Salon, OLLIE Lifelong Learning, the SF Writers Conference and at conferences and bookstores around the country. You will learn how to succeed with your publishing goals. For those with a finished manuscript looking for a home and those working toward a finished book, “Getting Published” will help set the stage for success. ALSO: Writers Table begins at 10:00 AM. This is a bonus event to learn more about the craft of writing! Writing for a Cause: Finding purpose in your writing. Presented by: Lucinda Jackson and Jill Hedgecock (Moderated by John Schembra) SCHEDULE 9:30 am Sign in and Breakout Rooms 9:45 am Board Info and Announcements 10:00 – 10:45 am Writer’s Table 10:45 – 11:00 am Break 11:00 – noon Featured Speaker REGISTRATION DETAILS: Meeting Cost: $10 Members and Guests PayPal or Credit Card Only REGISTER ONLINE at https://cwcmtdiablo.org/current-cwc-mt-diablo-meeting/ *CONSENT TO BE RECORDED By registering for this meeting, you acknowledge that the meeting may be recorded. Your consent is implied when you register. NOTE: Zoom limits our meetings to the first 100 registrations.

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CWC-Mt. Diablo Virtual General Meeting on Zoom

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