We’re a writers’ club, so how’s this for a radical New Year’s resolution — let’s pool our writing chops to spread the word about the CWC-Marin Branch, our upcoming monthly meetings and April Writer’s Life workshop, and our own books and poems and stories?
We have a website and a Facebook page that are crying out for new content and new contributors? That means you. Yes, you.
You don’t have to write a novel. On the web, short is best.
Here are some examples of the kind of contributions we would love to post:
On our website — cwcmarin.com:
- interviews with other authors (ideally, but not necessarily CWC-Marin authors)
Here’s an interview with Joan Steidinger, our branch president.
- reviews of books (novels, books on writing)
- personal experiences writing, publishing, touring
Here’s an example, though best not to be this long.
- summary of workshop
Here’s an example by new member Ingrid Peterson.
- notice about upcoming workshop or writing contest
- a craft or how-to article, like this piece by Susanna Solomon
On Facebook — facebook.com/marincwc:
- inspiring or amusing quotes about writing
Like this one from Oscar Wilde: “The play was a great success, but the audience was a total failure.”
- blurbs with short links to cwcmarin and other websites
- links to contests, workshops, book reviews, etc.
The Facebook posts are usually brief and link to some other source. They can be recycled from all sorts of places.
Here’s how it works:
If you’re interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there’s a particular kind of contribution you’re interested, please let me know, but I’d be happy to make assignments.
We have a simple review process for the web, where you can post a draft and I approve it, and can be pretty quick. For Facebook, it’s a little trickier.
Ideally, we can gather a group of contributors and now and then meet in person, on the phone, or online to brainstorm and collaborate on ways to make our website, newsletters, and Facebook page more exciting.