Welcome

From conception to publication, we help writers of all genres. It’s our mission to help writers achieve their goals, both personal and professional, through education and community.

 Members: Dues are due. It’s only $25 for a year.

You can pay your dues two ways.
1. Come to the monthly meeting and talk to Jay, our Treasurer.

2.  Mail your dues to PO Box 7825 Reno, NV 89510.

We accept Cash, Credit Cards, or Checks (Please make checks out to High Sierra Writers.)

***Due to an unforeseen issue with the post office, the High Sierra Writers P.O. Box was unable to receive mail. The issue has been corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.***

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Upcoming Event

 If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please email Programs at programs@highsierrawriters.org.

How To Use Marketing to Sell Your Work

This event is free and open to the public. We will do the Back Cover Synopsis Critique (See information below) at this meeting. 

February 11, 2017 at 10A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Whether you’re contacting agents or editors, how can you use marketing to improve your chances for success? Join us on Saturday, February 11th when bestselling author (and HSW president) Matt Bayan discusses how marketing can be a powerful tool for writers. Matt will explain the ins and outs of marketing and show you some tricks of the trade that any writer can use, regardless of your resources. Matt was marketing and sales director for a division of GE for over 10 years. Even if your manuscript is not finished, you will get ideas on how to incorporate marketing into your finished product.

Pitch Perfect

This workshop is free and open to the public. We will do the First Pages Program at this meeting.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 10A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Please join us for a workshop on how to write and practice your editor/agent pitches. (And just in time for the TMCC Writer’s Conference in April!)

Several HSW members will lend their advice and expertise to help you grab an editor or agent’s interest and not let go. Come prepared with paper, pen and enthusiasm.

Expanded First Pages

This event is free and open to the public. 

April 8th, 2017 at 10A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Join us as HSW’s President Matt Bayan hosts an expanded version of First Pages Program. During First Pages he will read the author’s first page aloud, keeping the author anonymous, for the room to give a quick verbal critique from Matt and the attending members. The goal this month is to have members submit up to 3 pages of their work-in-progress (and not necessarily the first 3 pages) to get more in-depth feedback on characterization, dialogue, plot, etc.

Because we’ll critique more than one page, members wanting to participate will need to send their pages to Matt Bayan at mattbayan@aol.com at least 5 days before the meeting so they can be compiled onto a USB drive. Please DO NOT send your pages to the HSW website as they might not get to Matt in time for the meeting.