Write Angles Now Available on Website
In an effort to increase the readership of our Berkeley Branch newsletter, we at Write Angles wondered if it might not be advantageous to publish it on our website. Previously, receiving the monthly newsletter was a members-only benefit; but by accident, I posted the September issue on our website for all to see. When I mentioned this mistake to my husband, he asked why we didn’t always put the newsletter up on the website.
Hmm…That’s when I polled the presidents and newsletter editors of the other CWC branches to find out if they publish their newsletters on their websites, and if so, why. The response was almost unanimous: most other branches have been doing this for months or even years. Reasons to do so include the promotional benefits for members who have publishing news to share, more exposure for members who write articles for the newsletter, and a bigger audience for those who advertise their services in Member Marketplace.
So at our board meeting last Saturday, we officially decided to make Write Angles available to everyone via our website. Of course, for newsletter content, only members may share their news, advertise their services, enter the monthly writers’ contest, and submit articles. But in the future, everyone will have access to the newsletter as soon as it is published.
I think that would be called a win-win.
Editor, Write Angles
THE CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB was started by a group of writing professionals in the early 1900s. The Berkeley Branch is the founding branch of the statewide Club, which now has 19 branches and around 2000 members throughout California. We are the third oldest writers’ club in the country, currently celebrating our 100th year serving Bay Area writers.
The CWC is a nonprofit professional organization open to writers in every genre and at every level of experience, from novice to published. Our purpose is to promote fellowship and to provide practical information that supports all members in achieving their publishing goals.
We offer or have offered meetings, speakers support/critique groups, a newsletter, writing contests, a chapbook, readings, and workshops.