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jayNext Meeting, Sat, Nov 26, 2-4 pm

The Hero’s Journey is more than just a recipe or a map, but contains elements of both.  It’s a complex tool designed to help you bring your story and your characters to life.   In a fun-filled talk next November 26th,  Jay Swartz will help you to crack the code of “The Journey,” utilizing examples from literature and films to open it up and examine it.

Jay’s own Hero’s Journey includes over thirty years of writing, storytelling and mentoring other aspiring authors in his Writers’ Rendezvous critique group.  Although he has yet to land a major deal, he “clutches (his) B.A. in English to (his) chest every time a rejection letter comes” and continues toward his goal.

Who better to speak on “The Hero’s Journey”? 


Join Fremont Area Writers at our meeting next Saturday, November 26th and let Jay Swartz show you how to put “the Hero’s Journey”  to work for you.

The meeting is free and open to the public, from 2-4 PM, at DeVry University, 6600 Dumbarton Circle, in Fremont.  

 For more information, call 510 565-0619

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

President’s Message

I have a lot to be grateful for when it comes to Fremont Area Writers: for the many members who volunteer their time and talents to support the club and make it grow numerically as well as in writing craft. From the elected board members and appointed heads of different areas who work harmoniously with each other for the good of the club to the unsung heroes who provide refreshments or call members each month, and to the faithful attenders who show up each month, I want to give a big THANK YOU!


Carol Lee Hall

FAW President



Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers

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Three members of Fremont Area Writers have won recognition in writing contests sponsored by the San Mateo County Fair.

Dave Strom took first place in Digital Media Audiobook with The Malevolent Mystery Meat.

Tish Davidson won second place in the Genre Novel First Chapter for the first chapter of her second book,Dogonne Hot: A Nan Heitman Mystery. The prize includes publication in the anthology Carry the Light and coaching worth $150 with Beth Barany, developmental editor.

Cherilyn Jose, FAW treasurer, took second place in a Best Blog Contest for her entry, “My Manta Ray Encounter.” Her blog will also appear in the anthology.

Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers


An Open Mic for writers to read their work is held from 7-9 p.m. at Suju’s Coffee and Tea, 3620 Thornton Ave., in Fremont, on the fourth Monday of the month.

Fremont Area Writers is a branch of the 1,700-member California Writers Club. To find out more, log on to www.cwc-fremontareawriters.org or contact Shirley Ferrante at (510) 791-8639.