We are a group of writers and editors dedicated to improving our skills and helping others do the same since 1979.  Please join us at our regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month.  Guests are welcome to attend. Guests are charged $5. So long as we are unable to hold our meetings in person, guests are welcome to participate at no cost.

Antoinette Kuritz Presents in September

Conventional wisdom says it takes around seven touches to make a sale. And most of those touches take place on your website.

How do you drive people to your website?

With your topics and your hooks. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you can develop topics that are compelling, entertaining, imperative, and engaging - topics that will feed both your social and traditional media needs.

Join book developer, publicist, and founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference, Antoinette Kuritz, for an instructional and interactive session on how to develop your media hooks and topics. In advance of this session, please submit a 50-word synopsis of your book and a 35-word pitch to media. We will address as many individual pitches as possible. Please submit directly to Antoinette Kuritz at akuritz@strategiespr.com putting "SDWE Submission" as the subject.

Then join us Monday, September 28, for Antoinette Kuritz's presentation on media hooks and topics.

The invitation with the Zoom address will be sent to all members the week before the meeting. Guests who wish to attend should send a message to webmaster@sdwritersguild.org by Friday, September 25, to request an invitation.

We begin each monthly meeting with an optional Marketing Support Group meeting at 5:30 p.m. The same Zoom session will continue for the regular meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. for signing in and informal networking. A short business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the program follows at 7 p.m.

Both the Marketing Support Group meeting and the regular meeting will be livestreamed to Facebook for another viewing option. The sessions will be available to view later on Facebook.

Guild’s Mission

. . . to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. The anthology is a fund-raising project with all proceeds helping the Guild continue in that effort. A collaborative partner in the larger San Diego writing community since 1979.

Some of our outreach projects include:

* Manuscript Review – members may submit up to 30 pages of a novel, short fiction or memoir for evaluation/critique by the Guild's Recommendation Committee. An SDWEG rating is assigned which can be used when contacting agents, editors, and publishers.
* Marketing Support Group – members are invited to come an hour early on each meeting day in order to join the discussion on marketing tips that work, don't work, or to get advice from other writers.
* Online references and resources for writers on our website.
* Monthly meetings with guest speakers addressing timely topics on writing/publishing.
* Members Only Discussion Board.
* Monthly newsletter, The Writer's Life.

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