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BENEFITS OF FWC MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership in Fiction Writer's Connection offers new and seasoned writers a variety of free and discounted services and benefits. Membership is $94 a year, $90 for seniors and full time students. FWC also offers discounts when you join for two or three years.


With your membership you receive the following:


Tidbits


Tidbits is FWC's free newsletter sent out via email to current FWC members. Each issue announces markets, contests, conferences, and/or storm warnings. Members can also use Tidbits as a message board to make announcements, find, or start critique groups, and share successes.


EMAIL COURSES AT A DISCOUNT


Open to members and nonmembers alike, courses are offered at a discount to current FWC members. Courses are ongoing and cover writing query letters and synopses, and the elements of novel writing. FWC director Blythe Camenson provides students with one-on-one attention in a week-to-week format. Click on Email Courses on the left.

 

FREE CRITIQUING


Each membership year includes feedback on the following at no extra charge: The first 10 pages of a novel or one short stories (total 10 pages), or for nonfiction writers, one article (total of 10 pages). Members receive margin notes and a comprehensive summary. Details on how to submit your work for critiquing will be sent to you with your confirmation email after you join.


ADDITIONAL CRITIQUING


FWC offers critiquing of query letters (for both nonfiction and fiction) synopses, and book proposals at below market rates.Click on Email Courses for more information.


FREE CONSULTATION


Have a question? Need advice? Members can call the FWC office or email FWC's director for assistance. With FWC you won't get lost in the crowd. One of the major benefits is the one-on-one mentoring available to you. Blythe Camenson, FWC's director, is a published writer with more than 4 dozen books to her credit, including Give 'Em What They Want: the right way to pitch your novel to editors and agents (with co-author Marshall Cook) (Writer's Digest Books) and How to Sell Then Write Your Nonfiction Book (McGraw-Hill). She can offer you expert guidance on almost every facet of writing and getting published.


FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION


If your question has to do with publishing law, FWC will forward your question to our consulting publishing law attorney, who will provide you with brief feedback.


(Our consulting attorney's disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. None of the information is intended to constitute and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or current. This attorney is not soliciting clients and does not propose any type of transaction. You should not act or rely on any information without seeking the advice of an attorney.)


MEMBERS ONLY AREA


When you join FWC you will be given a password that allows you access to the Members Only area. Inside you'll find the following:


* Articles on how to approach editors and agents.


* Dozens of how-to articles and interviews with agents and editors open to working with new writers. This valuable information is culled from back issues of Fiction Writer's Guideline, FWC's former newsletter.

* Information on how to take advantage of member benefits


WRITER'S DIGEST BOOKS VIA AMAZON.COM


FWC offers suggestions for useful Writer's Digest how-to books through our "click-thru" hook-up with Amazon.com.




ADDITIONAL FREE SERVICES AND BENEFITS


Also available through FWC are the following:


* Free Tip Sheets, covering topics such as finding an agent, writing a query or novel synopsis, manuscript formatting, submission do's and don'ts, and more.


* Storm Warnings, keeping you posted on who and/or what to avoid.


For many writers regular membership in FWC will be sufficient. The free consultation, the first ten pages critiqued for free, the newsletters, the connection possibilities to other writers, and information about agents and editors provide just what is needed.

Other writers, though, prefer even more individual attention, with help and guidance through a total step-by-step plan to reach specific writing and publishing goals. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, FWC has a mentoring program to help you. Click here to learn more about the FWC Mentoring Program


CLICK HERE TO JOIN FWC





 

 

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