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Join the Board of Directors

Interested in becoming a PSWG Assistant/Coordinator on the PSWG Board of Directors?

Now’s the time to apply!

Members are the heart of PSWG's work. And our member volunteers help pump the blood. Because of the contributions of volunteers' time, talent, and expertise, PSWG can lead the industry of writers toward a world where our writers have the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the industry of writers.

PSWG is currently recruiting new Assistants/Coordinators for our Board of Directors based upon the PSWG Bylaws for our fiscal year 2018-2019 (being September 8, 2018 through June 30, 2019). Volunteering in this capacity will allow you to:

Give back to the PSWG community by assisting in shaping the future of PSWG and independent writers’.

Share your voice by taking an active role in identifying independent writers’ trends and issues.

Make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside other members in the community of writers. This will help broaden your network and build lasting friendships with other thought leaders.

We're seeking to build an energetic, inclusive, and innovative corps of PSWG volunteers and Assistants/Coordinators on the PSWG Board of Directors. If this is an opportunity that interests you, we hope you'll apply to openings on the following Positions:

Assistant to:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President, Membership
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Vice President Contests
  • Vice President Education and Training
  • Vice President Communications
  • Vice-President Critique Groups

Please submit your name and contact information to Vice President indicating which positions(s) you may be interested in volunteering.

These proposed Assistant/Coordinator positions will be implemented at the September 8, 2018 PSWG General Meeting after such changes to the ByLaws are voted on and approved by 2/3 of our attending membership.


Ariella Moon 2018 Boot Camps
Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory, from 2pm to 4pm

The Art of Writing a Series 10/12/18

Writing a series is a proven way to build an author fan base and boost book sales. In this workshop, writers will learn the importance of mapping a series arc, character arcs vs. series arcs, how to honor reader expectations, and how to compel readers from one book to the next. Register here.

Edit for Success Part 1: Micro Edits 11/9/18

You have one chance to impress an editor, agent, or writing contest judge. Ariella Moon helps writers discover their personal writing patterns, strengths, and challenges. “Micro edits” is not a grammar check. It focuses instead on creating more dynamic sentences and paragraphs. Attendees should bring a printed copy of their first chapter or the first ten pages of their manuscript to receive constructive, personalized help in correcting problems areas. Register here.

Edit for Success Part 2: Macro Edits 12/7/18

Prerequisite: Edit for Success Part 1: Micro Edits

In this workshop, attendees bring a printed copy of their first chapter or the first ten pages of their manuscript for hands-on help with scene writing. Ariella Moon examines the elements of great scenes, including the use of hooks, conflict, and character goals and motivation. Writers will test their opening scene(s) and discover how to embed theme, engage the reader and propel the story forward. Register here.

Book Readings

Upcoming book readings will be listed here as we progress into the season. Check back often!

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