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Summary of May 26, 2018 Meeting

 

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Happy Memorial Day! Although we had a full house on this big holiday weekend, we were mindful of and grateful for the sacrifice made by so many patriotic Americans for the safety and security of our beloved country.

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Summary of August 26, 2017 Meeting

Our August meeting was a huge success! Thanks to all of our poets who read their work, or the work of others, at our second annual Appreciation of Poetry event. (more…)

Summary of July 22, 2017 Meeting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHi everybody. I’m writing this from a hotel room in Bend, Oregon. Looking forward to tubing the Deschutes River around lunchtime, but right now I have a few hours to put this summary blog together.

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How Do Books Become Bestsellers?

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Jane Friedman, publishing industry expert

What is the best path to publishing success? Is it critical to land an agent and traditional publisher, or should you go with an indie publisher or do it yourself? (more…)

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…)

Should You Have an Author Blog?

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Writers are told they MUST have a blog, but I have some surprising news for you: Not every writer benefits from blogging. In fact, it can be downright counterproductive. (more…)

Hot Tips for Your Author Bio

old typewriterWriting is a business, make no mistake. One aspect of the business is your author biography.  (more…)