T.E. Watson gives GCW insight in developing strong characters

T.E. Watson, author of Light and Stone, Essays on Writing and the Realities of Publishing, spoke to GCW members on November 15, 2017, presenting several handouts of his techniques to produce strong characters. He wrote of the meeting: "I had the great pleasure of speaking before a meeting and gathering of the Gold Country Writers in Auburn Ca. last Wednesday. A wonderful and energetic group of people, both published and working on it. One of the best I have ever spoken to. Very attentive, … [read more]

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]

Mentor Program Kicks Off 8/30/17

GCW Mentor program where members work one-to one with other members to teach and learn writing, publishing and marketing skills starts at the meeting of August 30, 2017. … [read more]