4 posts from month 04/2023

“Building Your Author Platform” with Jay Hartlove on May 21st, 2023

You’ve written and published your book. Congratulations! What tools should you use to not only reach your audience, but build a loyal fan base that can translate your efforts into SALES? Come discuss the important business practices of advertising, web sites, email newsletters, social media, and making appearances with genre writer Jay Hartlove. About Jay Hartlove Jay Hartlove is the ...

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How to Pitch to a Literary Agent and Have Fun Doing It

Tuesday, April 25 · 12 - 1p.m. In this brown-bag one hour presentation, there will be demos from the organizers of Pitch-o-Rama, the annual literary pitch event in San Francisco. Have you ever wanted to pitch your novel to a literary agent, but were afraid you would not know what to say? This special event hosted by CWC-Berkeley members gives an up-close look at how to pitch your book in ...

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Meet Kazue Watanabe

Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Kazue Watanabe will take the Member Spotlight before our April speaker, John Curl. Get tickets here. I was ...

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Earth Day Write-in, Reading at Hayward Lit Hop and MORE

Whether you're just getting started with your writing or whether you're about to promote your billionth book, there is always more you can do to grow your writing career. The California Writers Club of Berkeley is here to help writers at all stages of their career. Check out some of the events we have coming up for Spring, most of which are free! Write in the Hights 19 ...

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