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April Meeting - Five Secrets to Being on the Keeper Shelf

  • Willow Glen Community Center 2175 Lincoln Avenue San Jose, CA, 95125 United States (map)

Some books stay with readers forever, earning a spot in their hearts and their homes. Why can't yours? Our own Jen Graybeal will discuss how memory works, story elements that stand out, the powerful magic of ambiguity, and much more.  

Bring your work in progress
We will be doing some writing practice so identify a scene in your current work where a secret is revealed, a character has a realization (big or small), or represents a turning point in the story. 


Jen Graybeal is a freelance editor, professional plotter, and author cheerleader. She has been an active member of SVRWA for three years and is frequently found volunteering for too much. Clients appreciate her creative approach to solving pesky story problems and her commitment to making their book the best it can be. She has a degree in English Literature from UW, an ever expanding TBR, and a furball assistant. Visit her website for client testimonials at or follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @JenTheEditor.


Members Pre-Register: $10
Members Pay at the Door: $15
Guests: $15

8:30 Coffee, Tea, and Registration
9:00 Business Meeting and Chocolate News
10:30 Presentation