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Summary of April 22, 2017 Meeting

Wow, what a meeting! We held our first-ever elections (to elect an interim board until regular elections in October). (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…)

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…)

Make Your Critique Group Great

july-4th-1481577_1280I was bummed to miss last month’s meeting on how to make the most of your critique group. Family will always come first, and something came up that kept me from our gathering. I’m glad to be a good daughter (and blessed, at age 62, to have my mom still around!) but I missed you folks. (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…)

25 Tips for Writing for Young Adults

teenagers in loveSo you’re thinking you might write a novel aimed at young adults. Here’s how to avoid the most common pitfalls. (more…)