Welcome to FAW 2022!!!



It is time to renew your FAW membership, and this year you can do it by PayPal or Credit Cart.

This link will take you to our new Renewal Page. Renew by July 1 and you will be entered in a drawing for a free membership!

Want to join FAW? You can also do it on-line, at our Join Us page. Fill out the form and then pay using PayPal or your credit card.

You can access the CWC Events Calendar using this link.  With Zoom, we can attend more meetings than before. Note that the old NorCal calendar is no more.

Our June meeting, June 25 at 2 PM will feature Evelyn LaTorre on “How and When to Write Your Memoir.” Details are below.  FAW Members will get Zoom information for General Meetings the Tuesday or Wednesday before the presentation. Not a member? Contact Scott Davidson at scottfrombayside@yahoo.com for an invitation.






The June 2022 Ink Spots Newsletter is now available on the Newsletter Page.

Even newer, you can submit your Shout Out to Ink Spots on the Newsletter page also, using a handy form. 

 The June President’s Message from Terry Tosh is now available. See below.

New!!! See all the Shelter in Place (SIP) notes here. Click on the one you want, or scroll down to see them in reverse order.

We are now up to SIP Note 50!!!

Send questions and comments about the FAW Website to Scott Davidson  

New!!!! See all our upcoming events on the FAW Calendar



Come to the Zoom Write-in, second Saturday of Each Month.

Our next is June 11.











President’s Message  –  June 2022

Another CWC year is coming to a close; I can hardly believe how quickly this year has advanced! All too soon, it is once again time for our Board elections and renewal of membership dues…sigh.

As of this writing, no one has stepped up and attempted to spread their wings to new heights of leadership, or even decided to return from the past and reclaim the reigns. We are fortunate that our current Board members are still willing to move forward and continue supporting those of us who are endeavoring to continue to write and mentor upcoming talents as we grow and strengthen in our individual and collective efforts.

I want to thank everyone for your continued partnership in this statewide organization, California Writers Club. CWC is working non-stop to
make available every tool and talent that we have the opportunity to glean from and use in our ever-expanding tool chest of information and resources. So many wonderful people and apps that are at our fingertips because of the amazing technology we have today. Dare I say, “Thanks, pandemic and fear for forcing the mother-of-invention Spirit to kick in and bring us Zoom and telecommuting options that we might not have attained otherwise?

The world gave us lemons…

Never let a good crisis go to waste…

Drop back 10 and punt…

(Your tired and worn out cliché here…)

OK, back to the future.
We have no meeting for July scheduled at this time, but would love your input of any suggestions on gathering (online, or off) for some restful and congenial, relaxing and reflecting time together. Let us know your thoughts and ideas.You should by now have received the renewal notifications and those of you who get your renewals processed by 6/30 will have a chance to win your membership fee back!

I look forward to working with all of you again this coming year, in whatever capacity you need me to undertake…
Thanks for your confidence and continuing support in “Writers Helping Writers.Have a great June and summer, may you all richly grow in prosperity and skill.

Love to all,



Now Held Online



micWriter’s Salon
7-9 p.m.

new location!

Slap Face

Coffee and Tea

37324 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

 fourth Monday of the month.








Get Involved with FAW

Fremont Area Writers has lots of great volunteer opportunities! 

If you’d like to to make a positive contribution to these projects please, contact Sue Curtzwiler smcurtzwiler@comcast.net








Elevator-Speech-Polishing Event frequently

Frequently, visitors and new members get an opportunity to practice their 30-second “elevator speech”, introducing themselves and their projects. 

An elevator speech isn’t social chit chat or  a biography.  It’s a quick teaser to use at professional events, like conferences, where agents and publishers are looking for product to sell.  Each of them is looking for specific types of product that they have a market for.  If they don’t need what you have to sell, you need to move on and keep moving until you find your possible connections. 

Once you’ve each introduced yourself with your name and role (Author, Agent, Publisher) you have 30 seconds to let them know what you have to offer: Your book’s genre, target audience, plus a couple of interesting details  and what support you’re seeking.

IF that’s what they’re looking for, you exchange more information.  If not, you exchange quick pleasantries and move on until you find a more suitable match.

You may need to present to many, many people before you meet one who’s after exactly your project.  with the right needs.  While it’s important to be congenial, it’s not time for normal socializing .

After thirty seconds, if you haven’t already moved on, your contact will either be interested or be scanning the room for their next prospect.

THIRTY SECONDS!  You can polish and refine this vital skill and get feedback afterward, at  break.  Going over that time at a conference  risks losing your new contact’s interest or creating a situation where they feel like they can’t get away from you. 

Going over that time at an FAW meeting will only get you buzzed, because, though we love you,  we have other agenda items and only if everyone sticks to thirty second introductions, afterwards we’ll only have 30 minutes of meeting time left! 

So start planning your next elevator speech now.  Time it out, and we’ll see you at the next meeting!


Anyone have a productive Agent that would be a good speaker for an FAW meeting?  We need someone who’s current and can give productive tips to our members about how to choose the right agent, then how to work with them.  Please email Knuti


Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers


                                                   kudos-nice work


Fremont CWC Bay Area Writers