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.

Back by Popular Demand for June: Susie Schaefer

We look forward to our third Zoom meeting in June when Susie Schaefer presents another topic: Costs, Royalties, and How To Make Back Your Investment.

Susie describes this session as addressing how to create your budget, where to save money, and what NOT to scrimp on, plus setting up your marketing goals to sell your book.

In June we return to our usual meeting night, the fourth Monday of the month. That's June 22, 2020.

An 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, June 19, to request an invitation.

Susie hails from three decades in corporate America - teaching and training, becoming a marketing expert, and working with non-profits and in radio broadcasting and commercial acting. Susie has been called the “go-to gal” by her clients for teaching workshops for writers and guiding authors through the independent publishing process to finish that dream book, launch their speaking career, or build a business.

Susie has presented for the Laguna Woods Village Publishing Club, Publishers & Writers of Orange County, and the California Writer’s Club of Orange County. She was honored to be selected as a judge for the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. When not reading, reviewing, or publishing books, Susie can be found practicing her downward dog (yoga), meditating on the beach, or planning her next travel adventure.

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 with the most recently regular meeting also being posted on this page.

May Meeting: First Page Slam

Below is the recording of the Zoom session from May 18.

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.