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Follow CJ on the Pacific Crest Trail – Corrected Link!

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A Book in the Making! Greetings to my friends at the Diamond Valley Writers Guild. I’ve had  requests for tracking information for my upcoming hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, which will hopefully become another book in my “CJ’s Outdoor Adventure Series,” on Amazon. 

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Summary of March 25, 2017 Meeting

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Two aspects of Saturday’s meeting stick with me today as I reflect. One, it was smaller and somehow more intimate and personal. And perhaps because of that, several people mentioned challenges they’re facing in life. I was moved by their candor, and by the warmth they received from the group. This is the richness of the Guild, to my mind. (more…)

Summary of February 2017 Meeting

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Hi everybody, Lynne Spreen here with your monthly Guild meeting wrap-up. Forty-six people attended our February 25, 2017 “conversation” at the Hemet Public Library. (more…)

Summary of January 2017 Meeting

winter-2024112_1920What an amazing kickoff to our new year. Forty-eight people attended the Hemet Public Library for our first meeting, and half of them joined as members. We rely on your generous support to keep the lights on, so thank you!

Here’s a quick rundown of the main topics covered, with links to handouts. (more…)

What Is a Hybrid Publisher?

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In this new world of publishing, it’s easy to make a mistake when you go to choose a publisher. In this post by publishing expert Jane Friedman (who I know and trust), you’ll learn many valuable tips to avoid being sold a bill of goods. To read the complete post, click here: What is a Hybrid Publisher?

Networking Tip for Shy People: Start Close to Home

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If you’re anything like me, a small part of you (or let’s be real, a large part) hates networking situations with a passion, especially forced networking situations.  (more…)

Let’s Do NaNoWriMo!

writer, amwriting, blogging, self-publishDo you ever get frustrated, thinking that you will never find time to write? Wrong. Once upon a time, I wrote 50,000 words in one month, even in spite of holiday travel. Here’s how.  (more…)