To sum it up, membership equals community + discounts + professional credibility. You'll learn a lot, plus you'll get to meet and connect with other writers, and show agents and editors that you're serious about your writing career when it comes time to write that all-important query letter. If you choose to go with the small press or indie publishing route, you'll receive support from guest speakers and fellow members who've elected the author-preneur path, and learn all the ins and outs of being your own writing boss.
Our members are able to network with fellow writers, and have access to information and support provided by fellow writers on the road to publication, as well as professionals in the publishing industry who are invited to conduct writing workshops.
In our mini-class sessions and workshops, we share tips, lessons, and techniques on the craft and business of writing, with particular emphasis on publishing children’s books. It's not uncommon for us to hear from a workshop attendee that the three hours invested in a workshop is the equivalent to the material obtained in a full college course, or hundreds of hours of research.
We also provide critique sessions so our members may get constructive feedback on their works in progress, as well as creative writing sessions to spark their next great idea, or simply so they can practice their writing and find their voice and style.
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