Helping Readers Find You

Rev. Dr. Betsy Schwarzentraub spoke to a large group of GCW members and guests at the meeting of July 19, 2017, about "Taking Action to Build Your Writer's Platform." She defined platform as "what your name stands for - what you care about- the themes you write about." Her tips include secure your domain name, begin an email distribution list, set up a website, and get involved with social media. Any GCW member can email Betsy to receive by return email a copy of her handout. … [read more]

Members visit national association

Four GCW members, Cathy MacHold ,  Norma Lehr ,  Hester Jones ,  and Chery Anderson attended a Critique Carousel meeting in Fair Oaks, California, on July 27, 2017. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators attendees received feedback on their manuscripts . The women are part of the Kid's Lit small group of GCW meeting every month. … [read more]

Writers Equipped & Inspired at Mount Hermon

Writers Equipped and Inspired at Mount Hermon By Betsy Schwarzentraub   I attended the Christian Writers Conference this  April at Mount Hermon, in the beautiful redwoods of Felton, CA. Best-selling authors, agents, and editors from publishing houses came from across the U.S. to teach, and offered priceless fifteen-minute sessions with individuals to critique and hear pitches. The conference overflowed with resources to equip and inspire writers for an amazing range of genres! I … [read more]