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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…)

September 24 Social Media downloads

news-1511503_1280Our September meeting (“Selling Your Books via Social Media”) was fantastic! So many great questions, and a good feeling of camaraderie as always. In case you missed the meeting, or didn’t get a copy of the handouts, the links are below. (more…)

Selling Your Books via Social Media

On Saturday, September 24, our meeting topic will be “Selling Your Books via Social Media.” This is a broad, wide-ranging topic. So when an authority like Jane Friedman weighs in, it’s a good idea to pay attention. (more…)

Guild Featured in Local News!

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Howard Feigenbaum led the discussion of poetry at the August 2016 Guild meeting

What an honor to be written up in The Valley News. Journalist Tony Ault visited both as a reporter and as a writer. Here is his report:

Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild hears noted poet, author H. Feignbaum