A Note To Writers
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, GLVWG to its friends and supporters, is a non-profit organization of writers from the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania. Since the first meeting of five writers in the home of its founder in 1993, the organization has grown to a membership of over 140 writers from every genre, and hosts one of the best writing conferences in the East (The Write Stuff). Although it has grown significantly over the years, GLVWG has remained true to its purpose to provide a support network and resources for its members. It offers a wide variety of programs, lectures, and technical instruction covering every aspect of writing and publishing to writers at every level, from beginner to professional. For me, being a member of an organization like this has made all the difference.
If you are a writer, I urge you to find a local writers group. If none exists—create one.The best way to hone your craft and to keep abreast of the constantly changing world of publishing is to be part of a network that includes writers, publishers, and agents. Sharing in the collective knowledge and experience of a group is not a guarantee of success, but it is one way to avoid the pitfalls inherent in going it alone. To see what is available in your area, visit the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP).