June 27th, 2011

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Writing Excuses 6.3: Professional Organizations

Writing Excuses 6.3: Professional Organizations

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2011/06/19/writing-excuses-6-3-professional-organizations/

Key Points: You can say it SeFWA, you can say it SiFWA, anyway you say it, it's SFWA! Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers -- of America, but you don't have to be American. Make a sale, buy a membership. SFWA is a service organization. Or there's the professional guild for self-employed people, which offers access to insurance. Why join? First, for individual benefits, such as helping you with contract disputes, or access to other writers. Second, for group clout. You don't have to join, but it's fairly cheap. It's also "I made it" recognition -- I am a card-carrying professional science fiction and fantasy writer. And... it's community. And you get a decoder ring!
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[Howard] Do you want a writing prompt?
[Brandon] Oh, yeah. A writing prompt. Sorry.
[Howard] Okay. Come up with a way, with rappelling, for me to join SFWA.
[Brandon] Okay. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.