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.

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Upcoming Event

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

Branding

This lecture is free and open to the public. We will be do the First Pages program at this event.

December 10th, 2016 at 10 A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

Please come and join us as Mikalee Byerman speaks about Branding. Mikalee is the director of audience engagement at Estipona group.  https://www.facebook.com/estiponagroup/

Critique Group Extravaganza

This event is free and open to the public. We will be do the First Pages program at this event.

January 14, 2017 at 10A.M. South Valleys Library (15650 Wedge Pkwy Reno, NV 89511)

One of the greatest needs for any writer is getting an honest opinion about their stories. So if you want peer editing from fellow authors, this is the meeting for you! Leaders from the HSW critique groups will be there to answer questions and give helpful tips on how to give, as well as take, constructive criticism. The goal will be to match authors with appropriate groups. But if a group doesn’t exist – no problem, we’ll simply start a new one under the guidance of a seasoned HSW member.

Marketing vs. Sales

This event is free and open to the public. We will be do the First Pages program at this event.

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

Do you know the difference between marketing and sales? If not, join us on Saturday, February 11th when bestselling author (and HSW president) Matt Bayan discusses the particulars of marketing versus sales. Matt is the bestselling author of Eat Fat, Be Healthy: When A Low-Fat Diet Can Kill You. He has thirty years of writing experience in both fiction and non-fiction. As a professional editor, he’s helped authors as varied as Caroline Leavitt and A.C. Crispin. Matt often generously shares his experience with HSW members, spanning topics like creating effective characters, cutting manuscript flab and getting an agent.