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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...

Contests
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...

Marketing
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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2020-2021 Season Events

Writing Lab: "How to Travel the World—then Write!" with Kathy Strong
Friday, June 18, 2021 1:00 PM
Zoom Online Meeting
Writing Lab: "Social Media for Writers" with Ariella Moon, Author, YA
Friday, July 16, 2021 1:00 PM
Zoom Online Meeting


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Palm Springs Writers Guild Two Levels of Membership: Regardless of your membership level in the Palm Springs Writers Guild, you will gain access to a myriad of benefits and opportunities.

  • BASIC MEMBERSHIP: $75

  • Professional Networking and Collaboration opportunities to engage with industry leaders, experts, and resources
  • Engagement with your writing, publishing community

Member Benefits

  • 10 Online, General Speaker Events the first Saturday of the month featuring industry leaders, experts, and resources. Free for members – Non-members pay $25.
  • 10 Online, Interactive Speaker Workshops led by the General Meeting Speaker – See two membership categories for member and non-member price structure for workshops. Speaker workshop fees for members are from  $95 - $125, and Non-members pay an additional $75.
  • Monthly and annual writing contests judged by professionals to further your writing skills and build your resume - with cash prizes
  • Select Workshops and Writing Labs are open to members and to non-members at a higher rate. Members pay $45, and Non-members pay $90.
  • Access to Members Only Critique Groups across the Coachella Valley – Opportunity to participate in unique and fun virtual events organized by members to critique writing.
  • Access to Members Only Section on Website – with member roster, bylaws, strategic plan, the board of directors meeting minutes.
  • Access to Mentoring on the PSWG website by request (fiction or nonfiction) at no cost: we will pair you with a member who can mentor you in an area of your interest. 

Regular casual networking events to share and commiserate with fellow local writers when in-person meetings are permitted, as well as other events scheduled for writers to gather and discuss projects in a fun atmosphere. Fees vary.

  • PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP $299

  • All benefits of Basic Membership
  • All 10 Speaker Workshops are included with this one membership fee.
  • Premium membership is a great value!


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44489 Town Center Way, Ste D, 369
Palm Desert, CA 92260