We are excited to have restarted our monthly meetings, even while we are unable to join together in our usual location. Both the April and May meetings, conducted using Zoom, an online meeting platform that allows us to come together in spite of remaining apart, were successful. To view recordings of either of those meetings, check out the Guild's Facebook page here.

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.

Visit this page in the future to see what's planned for 2020. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters you would like to see at one of our meetings, contact any of the members of the Board of Directors to let them know.

  • July 27, 2020 - Open Mic Night
  • August 24, 2020 - TBD
  • September 28, 2020 - Antoinette Kuritz
  • October 26, 2020 - Richard Lederer
  • November 16, 2020 - Anthology Launch
  • December 14, 2020 - Holiday Party

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