MWA President Jeff Deaver came to NorCal on March 10, to talk about “Writing Commercial Fiction.” As an act of generosity to Mystery Writers of America, Jeff has been traveling the country to speak to all eleven MWA chapters on the topic–at no charge to the chapters. From outlining to editing, self-pub to social media, Jeff’s take on the craft of writing consistently compelling novels had NorCal’s members scribbling notes,
talking excitedly during breaks, and headed home with looks of inspired determination in their eyes. We’ll try to set up podcasts of a few of his sections, more on that in next month’s Lineup if we succeed.
Thank you, Jeff Deaver!
(If you joined us, was there a particular quote that’s going to go up on your writing wall? If so, share it with your fellows in the Comments.)
is now up on our NorCal video/podcast page, here. This is not one of our members-only pages, so feel free to share it with anyone interested in how a self-published writer attains a cleanly edited manuscript.
In an experiment to crawl towards the 21st century, MWA NorCal is putting up some podcasts of events–including all five panels of our recent Self-Published Writer workshop. Two are up now (who knew these things took so much editing and fiddling with?) including the initial Options discussion and the second one on how to edit your self-pubbed books.
For the NorCal podcast page (with videos!) click here.
Saturday’s MWA NorCal Indie/self pub workshop went really, really well! One packed room, five packed panels, a selection of packed lunches–more about the event in the newsletter, but if you missed it, you missed out, this time.