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If so, join our Monday evening critique groups in either Calimesa or Redlands - or feel free to join both. 

We're serious writers who meet in a positive atmosphere to improve our manuscripts, hone our writing skills, and offer suggestions, support, and encouragement.

We're a generic mix of commercially-published, self-published, and aspiring authors, and our Read & Critique meetings are free to members. Occasionally, we hold paid workshops on the craft of writing. Points of study are POV, Character Building, Scene, Sequel, and How to Structure the Modern Novel. 

I'm Brenda Hill, an editor and writing coach, and I've signed with two agents in my career. I'm currently contracted to two commercial publishers and self-published my other novels as I acquired the rights when my contracts expired. I also serve as gen mgr to L. Cooper Press, a service for writers.  If your goal is to acquire an agent and publish with a big commercial house, be sure to check the link below: What an Agent Looks For.

Because of my schedule, I can't always attend, so I've selected two of the best critiquers in our area to lead: Angie Martin, an accomplished writer, for our Redlands critique group, and Judith Ring, an experienced proofreader and copy editor, for our new Calimesa group. Join one or both.  Our goal in both is to bring our manuscripts up to industry standards and to publish - commercially or to self-publish.   

Join us as we work on our manuscripts. To paraphrase a famous commercial: "You're in good hands with us." Check the individual meetings for time and place.  

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

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

Brenda Hill  (Bio & Books) 

Brenda Hill, Editor & Writing Coach (Writing & Editing Tips) 

What an Agent Looks For 

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