Redwood Writers Meetings are held at the
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: (707) 545-8530

Arrive at 2 p.m. to register and mingle before the general meeting runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

We ask for a small fee of $5 from members and $10 from non-members to cover costs.
Arrive at 2 p.m. to register and network.

Author Support Group Meeting, 1-2 pm, Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room

Deborah Taylor French, Jeanne Jusaitis, Facilitators

Do you have a burning question about publishing? Want to know how to handle that plot twist? Wonder about other authors' writing processes? Or perhaps you'd just like some time to get to know a few other writers. Bring your questions and expertise both to the Author Support Group meeting from 1-2 p.m., prior to the main meeting in its same room at the Flamingo Hotel.

Author Support embodies the heart of Redwood Writers Club, "writers helping writers"—in an intimate setting.  Click here for flier.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Writing — Editing — Marketing
It's All One Process

M.M. Allen

As writers we experience euphoric moments when our words are flowing; it seems there is no stopping a great creative writing day. Then the drudgery sets in. It’s the dreaded editing and marketing. What I discovered is that writing, editing and marketing fit into a single process. It is getting into the same rhythm mentally. When we give editing and marketing the same respect we do our writing time, we experience the joy of our work. The changes we make and the discoveries we experience give our writing more depth.

M.M. Allen's career started as an English teacher which led to communications at the university level. In 1999, she published a children’s book, Let’s Play Ball, and soon began working in consulting and marketing with Dream Flight Productions on musical CDs for children, and then with Walt Disney Buena Vista Records, where they produced The Floppy Sleep Game, The Inside Out Blessing Game, and The Christmas Dream. A middle grade fantasy, Wishapick Tickety Boo, and The Black Trunk, were published in 2015 in collaboration with composer Deborah Wynne, who created a companion musical CD to accompany the book. Together, they received awards from The Readers Favorite Award and the Moonbeam Gold Award for Book and Music. She has an extensive background in marketing, working with a variety of businesses for both profit and non-profit. She enjoys all things that spread goodwill which presently includes collaborating on a musical production of Wishapick.



  • August 12, 2018

    Writing — Editing — Marketing
    M.M. Allen (Mary Martha)

  • September 9, 2018

    Hot Topic Round Table

  • October 14, 2018

    Self-Publication Panel

  • November 11, 2018

    Elements of Suspense
    Simon Wood

  • December 9, 2018

    How to Create a Page Turner
    Elizabeth Stark

  • Location & Price

    The monthly Redwood Writers meeting is held the second Sunday of each month in the Empire Room at the Flamingo Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Prices are $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

    For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Meetings page.