Typically conducted on the 1st Saturday of each month, the South Bay Local Writers Group meets at the Redondo Beach Main Library from 10:30am to Noon. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.
RSPV requested: meetup.com/South-Bay-Creative-Writers-Group/
This is an opportunity to get together with like-minded others in a casual setting to maintain motivation and productivity. Explore writing topics that would help further your efforts as an author. Have thoughts on what you’d like addressed during 2016? Feel free to contact the organizer directly: Bo@SouthBayHQ.com.
Past meetings have included both self-published guest authors (Christopher Lynch, Ildy Lee, Stanton Swafford) and traditionally-published authors (Shannon Hammer, Robert Downs, Katharine Blossom Lowrie); editor extraordinaire Stacy Aaronson (thebookdoctorisin.com); round-table discussions on “Social Media Marketing for Independent Writers” and “Local Authors Share the Real-World Stories of Their Path to Publication”; and presentations on developing an online author platform.
Sat02Apr201610:30 am - NoonRedondo Beach Main Library
South Bay Local Writers Group: Guest Speaker Jennie Nash, "How to Get the Right Agent: Identifying, Pitching, and Landing the Best Agent for Your Book"
Our April main group meeting features guest speaker Jennie Nash, author and book coach, sharing "How to Get the Right Agent: Identifying, Pitching, and Landing the Best Agent for Your Book."
Among the topics Jennie will cover:
• How to write an excellent query letter;
• How to know when you're ready to pitch;
• What makes a good pitch;
• What to include;
• What to leave out;
• Which agents to select for your pitch list;
• How to develop a pitch strategy; and
• How to interpret agent feedback.
She'll also discuss her role as a "Book Coach."
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Jennie Nash's latest book is The Writer's Guide to Agony and Defeat. She is the author of four novels, including Perfect Red, The Threadbare Heart, The Only True Genius in the Family and The Last Beach Bungalow. She is the author of three memoirs, including The Victoria’s Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming and Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer. She has been an instructor at the UCLA Extension Writing Program for eight years and is the founder and chief creative officer of Author Accelerator, an online program to help writers get from inspiration to publication.
Jennie (jennienash.com) runs a private book-coaching business. Her clients have landed top New York agents, and had books published by Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Norton, Ten Speed and SelectBooks. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
Our monthly large-group meeting typically convenes on the 1st Saturday morning of each month at the Redondo Beach Main Library. It is free and open to the public, constrained only by room size.
In addition to the monthly South Bay Local Writers Group meeting, smaller groups focused on supportive critique of members’ work are conducted on all remaining Saturdays, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. These are conducted at a private residence and require their own RSVP from the South Bay Creative Writers Group meet-up site.
For screenwriters, a companion workshop has been added on Sunday afternoons (currently 1:30-3:30 pm) for members developing screenplays intended for film or television. The Screenwriters Workshop shares similar core values of its Saturday namesake (supportive feedback and small group setting). These are conducted at a private residence and require their own RSVP from the South Bay Creative Writers Group meet-up site.
Also available, “South Bay Screenwriters” is a separate meet-up (distinct from the South Bay Creative Writers Group) whose members share and provide feedback on each other’s screenplays. The format is similar to the Creative Screenwriters Workshop. Conducted weekly on Wednesdays (7:00-9:30pm) near South Bay Galleria at commercial establishments (such as Carrow’s or Total Wine). Requires a separate RSVP from the South Bay Screenwriters meet-up site.