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San Gabriel Writers’ League is proud to announce the winners from our “Tell Me A Story” Writing Contest for GISD Middle Grade Students

Click the link to read excerpts from the winning entries.

1st Place for One World Two Sides Ashley Redmer Benold Middle School

2nd Place for Control Alexandria Browne Benold Middle School

3rd Place for Fire Time Melia Flowers Forbes Middle School

4th Place for Nevermore Emily Byrne James Tippit Middle School

5th Place for The Life of the Strange People Natalia Turner James Tippit Middle School

Check out our exciting 2021 schedule of events!

Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.

June Meeting

Finding the Right Editor for Your Book

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you’re a first-time visitor, or lost the instructions sent to our mailing list,
send an email to Tricia Sanders.
You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Karin Beery

Do you know the difference between four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines? What about the difference between project accounting, management accounting, and forensic accounting?

How about the difference between substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading?

Most authors know they need a book editor for their books, but they often don’t get what they need because they don’t know what type of edit they need or how to find a good editor. This talk identifies and explains the different types of editing, then provides practical tips for finding the right editor for each project.

Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it. In her free time, she enjoys watching University of Michigan football and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies.

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June “Special Members Only” Seminar

Help Your Readers Commit Identity Theft: Learning to Write in Deep Point of View

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you’ve lost the instructions sent to our members send an email to Tricia Sanders.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Zoe McCarthy

In “Help Your Readers Commit Identity Theft: Learning to Write in Deep Point of View,” participants will learn through instruction and examples:

1. Why, how, and where to use Deep Point of View (DPOV).

2. What DPOV is and what it isn’t.

3. Specific ways to incorporate DPOV.

A full-time writer and speaker, Zoe M. McCarthy is the author of seven contemporary Christian romances containing humor and tenderness and proving opposites distract. Her nonfiction book, Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days, is designed to shape a not-yet-submitted, a rejected, or a self-published manuscript with low ratings into a book that shines—or to guide writers starting a manuscript. Her first book of contemporary Christian allegories released last December. Zoe is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoys canoeing at their lake cabin. She blogs on writing topics at https://zoemmccarthy.com