• Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction Contest

    Launching Soon:
    Open: Sept. 9, 2018
    Deadline: Oct. 21, 2018
    CHECK BACK SOON
    for more details


REDWOOD
WRITERS
CIRCLE

Saturday, July 21, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

 

2nd Annual
"BOOK IT"
TO THE FAIR

Aug. 2 – 12, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Sonoma County Fair

 

REDWOOD
WRITERS
SALON

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 
Rohnert Park

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Writing — Editing — Marketing
It's All One Process

with
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.

MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 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.

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JUNE NEWSLETTER

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(Or click here to read past editions of the Redwood Writer newsletter.)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2018 Crime Fiction Contest and read the winning stories.

A WRITER'S RESOURCE

Have you visited the Redwood Writers Pinterest page? With 5,000 "pins" posted on more than 20 boards, you're sure to find inspiration to write your next great story. Visit and explore! 

RW ANTHOLOGIES

Have you seen the latest Redwood Writers anthologies? Pick up your copies at the monthly meetings, or click on the book covers below to buy your copies from Amazon. Click on the link, below, to read about and find links to all the anthologies from past years. They make great gifts!

Click on a cover to go to their respective Amazon pages, or shop through the escrip portal to bring additional support to the club.