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. A $5 donation is requested.

A message from our President

The San Diego Rep at the Lyceum Theatre downtown and the Guild are participating in a fundraising event on Tuesday evening February 28, 2017.

For every ticket purchased using the promo code SDWEG, the Guild will receive 20 percent of the ticket price. The purchaser will also receive a parking voucher to park at 225 Broadway right next to the theatre. To buy tickets, select the button below and enter promo code SDWEG in the upper right-hand corner.

This is an opportunity to introduce the Guild to those who attend the play, “Sex With Strangers.” But it is only for the one showing. No other night during the run of the play will we receive the 20 percent.

You will receive via email a promo form to forward to those on your address list who may want to participate in this event.

Between five and ten Guild members will be at the theatre one hour before the play begins, i.e. 6 PM to promote the Guild and their own books. Any profit from sales will be 100 percent theirs.

Thank you for helping to make this a successful event.

Mardie Schroeder

Diane Hinds Presents in February

Entertainment PR expert Diane Hinds will speak at our February 27 meeting on How To Promote Your Book, a talk aimed at the independent writer.

Diane recognized that so many writers who followed the less traditional routes lacked media coverage, reviews, and improved sales. How To Promote Your Book guides writers through the process of devising their personalized campaigns, with comprehensive information regarding research, targeting the audience, creating the key message, as well as “writing a press release” and learning about its distribution.

Writers will learn how to achieve these elements in an affordable way, delivering to the public sound public relations through a well-thought-out campaign.

Diane has delivered this talk to 60 literary festivals and libraries throughout England, Wales, and Scotland, and is carrying her popular message to writers groups and more in California in February 2017.

We meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110.

A Marketing Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m., before the regular meeting. Anyone interested in sharing or learning about marketing tips is welcome to attend.

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:

* Speakers Bureau – professionals are available for presentations to groups in San Diego County. Topics include creative and non-fiction writing and marketing published work.
* 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.
* Online references and resources for writers on our website.
* Current calendar of local literary community activities and events.
* Monthly meetings with guest speakers addressing timely topics on writing/publishing.