Today I was reminded once again of the many ways I have benefited from becoming a member of a writing club.
I was selected as an alternate reader at the Art Embraces Words event at the Lafayette Library. I’m told there is a good chance I’ll get to read an excerpt from my book, which is a great promotional event. (Details above.)
I’m also thrilled to be part of another promotional event, an author panel at Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek called “So You Want to Write a Book…” (Details below.)
Both of these opportunities came to me because of my membership in the California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Chapter. These promotional events are part of the many benefits of membership in a writing club.
Besides book promotion opportunities, I have collected buckets of information and helpful tips from attending the monthly meetings and workshops. I’ve heard many experienced and talented speakers talk about a kaleidoscope of topics of interest to writers including storytelling, writing compelling characters, marketing, and everything in between.
Not only that, but I found a critique group to help me get my book ready for publishing, found editing and publishing help, and met a lot of fun and interesting people willing to share their experiences.
Membership in this writing club has helped me to grow and polish my writing and marketing skills and gave me the necessary nudge to introduce my book to the world. Writing clubs are all over the country and virtual, and you can find them on Meetup.com or through a Google search for one in your area. Give it a try, you might be very happy you did. I know I am.