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, September 8, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Writing Outside the Box

Linda Loveland Reid

Do you ever skip a paragraph because you already know what it says? The results of writing can be crazy weird, amen-astonishing, way captivating, or dull. There are many means to keep authors away from cliché writing habits:

• How do you produce tread-on-coals stimulating character introductions?
• Write interesting descriptive environments?
• Create amazing dialogue?
• How do you identify and crush “crutch” words?

We want to compel readers to hang on every kick-starter-spirited sentence. It's easy once you know where the sink-holes await.

Linda Loveland Reid is the author of two novels. Her stories, memoirs, essays, and poems are published in over a dozen anthologies and magazines. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University, and she currently lectures on art history for SSU and Dominican Universities in the Osher Lifelong Learning program.

In the 1970s, Linda was Associate Executive Director of United Way for the North Bay. She later founded an insurance firm in Santa Rosa specializing in employee benefits. Now retired, Linda’s children and grandchildren run the shop. Other activities include figurative oil painting and directing community theater in Sonoma and Marin Counties. This September she will direct Dylan Thomas’s "Under Milk Wood."

Linda is past president of Redwood Writers and recipient of the prestigious Jack London Award.



  • October 13, 2019

    A Writer's Life
    Facilitator: Roger Lubeck

  • 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.

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