Posts Tagged ‘writers’ clubs’

Teresa LeYung Ryan at San Francisco Writers Conference 2007

Joining a writers’ organization can help further your career. If you’re in

California, there is abundance of groups to check out. Look at their past newsletters; see how their members further their own careers.

Even if you can’t attend meetings on a regular basis, membership benefits could include on-line promoting for members, networking opportunities, newsletters, mentoring programs, access to critique groups and other resources.

And, if you really want to build your name in the writing community, get involved on a committee, perhaps run for office. Learning how to run an organization will serve you well if you want to stay connected in the industry. Enjoy the writing life.

Here are just a few organizations:

California Writers Club

Women’s National Book Association

The American Society of Journalists and Authors

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Romance Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

Writers Guild of America, West (for script writers)

Women Writing the West

Society of American Travel Writers

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Poetry Society of America

For conferences and workshops:

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