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The PSWG Board of Directors has made the choice of cancelling these events:
Annual Short Story Contest
April Monthly Fiction Contest
April 4, 2020 PSWG General Meeting: Poetry Month
April 10, 2020 Writing Lab: Writing Poetry with Allen Plone
April 17, 2020 Writing Lab: "Architecting A Writing Career to Love" with Steven Randel
April 24, 2020 Writing Lab: Poetry Appreciation with Allen Plone
out of an abundance of caution. We believe it is the correct decision given the evolving public health concerns in the immediate area. The potential risk to the well-being of PSWG members is something the PSWG Board takes seriously. Our speaker, Alan Russell’s presentations are postponed until next season. We will notify you when the Writing Lab "What Novelists Can Learn from Screenwriters" will be offered again. 

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If you're a writer or reader, want to learn the craft of writing or support literary development in the Coachella Valley, the Guild is for you!

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We meet monthly at the beautiful Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory

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This is a list of topics we have covered in our meetings, workshops and events:

How do I become a better writer?

How do I market my book?

How do I make money selling books?

How do I develop characters for my story?

How do I develop a plot for my story?

Where can I meet other others?

Are there critique groups in Palm Springs?

What is the best way to find an Agent?

How do I get published?

How do I self-publish?

How do I get my book printed?

How do I convert my book to an ebook?

Where do I find a writers group?

How do I prepare my manuscript?

Where can I learn about the craft of writing?

How do I write a query letter?

What is voice?

How do I get my short story published?

Where do I get help publishing my memoir?

How do I become a New York Times Bestseller?

Where can I sell my book in the Coachella Valley?

Where can I find local writing contests?

How do I get my book into a library?

How do I begin writing?

How do I overcome writer’s block?

How do I market my book?

Where can I learn about writing poetry?

How do authors use social media?

How do I write dialogue?

How do I get book reviews?

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Fellowship in a Community of Writers of All Ages!

Critique Groups
Critique Groups are touted by many members to be the best benefit of membership.

The guiding principle of the group is to critique, not criticize. We are here to help, not tear down. We are here not to change your unique writing style, but to help you strengthen it. Read more...

The Palm Springs Writers Guild offers several types of contests throughout the program season. Most contest winners will receive a prize of some denomination. For experienced writers, this may also be an opportunity for creative challenge by writing outside of his/her genre. Read more...

As a member, you have the opportunity to advertise your book in the Member Books section and to list your achievements in the Member Highlights section of the website. Read more...

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2019-2020 Season Events

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Additional Benefits

Private Member Website Directory with Profile Page

Email Blast Reminders for Contests, Meetings & Events

Volunteer Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Website Advertisement for Professional Writing Services (additional fee)

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