Jane Cleland: Four Things I Wish I’d Known at the Start of My Writing Career

Date: December 16, 2020

Time: 6:30PM to 8pm

Location: Zoom

In lieu of our annual December holiday party, our chapter will host Jane Cleland.

Cleland will discuss the importance of building meaningful relationships, understanding the complexities of the publishing business, selecting appropriate promotional strategies, and using more sophisticated craft techniques (all crucial to long-term writing success).

Jane K. Cleland writes both fiction and nonfiction, including the long-running and multiple award-winning  Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries [St. Martin’s & Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine] and the Agatha Award-winning bestsellers Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot and Mastering Plot Twists [Writer’s Digest Books], recommended by Dan Brown, Louise Penny, David Baldacci, and Neil Gaiman. Jane is a member of the fulltime faculty at Lehman College,  a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest Magazine, and the chair of the Wolfe Pack’s Black Orchid Novella Award (BONA), in partnership with AHMM. She is a frequent workshop leader and guest author at writing conferences and MFA Residencies. She is offering free monthly workshops on the craft of writing in the “We’re All in It Together,” series.

Chapter members will receive the Zoom link in their emails.  Cathi Stoler will be providing a drink recipe so that we can all share a celebratory toast prior to Jane’s talk.