Join us before the general meetings to participate in a Writers Table. These are short (40 minutes or so) informational or practice session on the craft of writing. Hosted by Mt. Diablo members, these sessions cover many topics of interest to writers.
Sign-in begins at 11:00. Writers Table begins at 11:15. Drop in any time.
Benefits of Beta Readers and Other Critique Inputs: Experiences of seeking and utilizing feedback from beta readers, critique groups, and writing professionals.
Led by Bill Yarborough
Seeking input while writing your project may influence the direction of your work and enhance the quality of your writing. The possible benefits of seeking input from the following groups will be covered: beta readers, critique groups, professional editors, writing work-shops, writing conferences, pitch sessions with literary agents and/or editors, book clubs, and BookHive (an organization that provides anonymous beta readers who provide ratings and critiques).
About Bill Yarborough
Bill has retired from the banking industry and is completing his first novel, Stolen Soul. He has attended writing workshops, writing conferences, critique groups, and utilized input from 66 beta readers and a professional editor. His novel was recently reviewed by BookHive an organization which had 11 anonymous beta readers read, critique, and rate the novel. BookHive indicated Stolen Soul placed among its top five highest scoring novels. Bill also has a short story published in The Ripple Effect
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