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March 10, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event via Zoom
Lisa Meltzer Penn
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Writers Helping Writers: Learn to Push & Pull

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Get tips from editor and writer Lisa Meltzer Penn on bringing your strongest story elements forward and pushing back the ones you don’t need front and center. We’ll practice techniques you can use on your own early and middle drafts and find out when an outside eye can be of help. Hone your next draft through the simple lens of “Push & Pull.”

Lisa Meltzer Penn's writing has appeared in multiple Fault Zone anthologies, Travelers Tales: Spain, Fabula Argentea, San Mateo County Library’s Story Café, and other literary publications, won awards, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is currently seeking a publisher for her novel The Siren Dialogues. Lisa is founding editor of the Fault Zone anthology series for the California Writers Club San Francisco Peninsula branch and 2013 recipient of the prestigious Louise Boggess Award. A former New York editor of bestselling middle grade and young adult fiction, Lisa is known for digging into the bones of a story to bring out the best in it. Find out more at

Writers Helping Writers, organized in partnership with California Writers Club-SF Peninsula Branch and the San Mateo Public Library, is held the second Wednesday of the month fall through spring. Contact Cynthia McCarthy at for the Zoom meeting link.
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