May 15, 2021

Speaker: Lisa Kessler


You’ve finished your first draft. Now comes the editing and polishing phase.

Self-editing is more than correcting typos and grammar. Have your characters come to life on the page? Is the conflict strong? Is the emotional growth clear?

We’ll look at tips and tricks for digging into your manuscript and making sure your final draft shines.


We’ll be holding this meeting over Zoom. Invitations to attendees will be emailed on Friday, May 14th to those who have registered and paid.

Everyone planning to attend must submit their own registration. This way we can be sure to send you the information you will need to connect to the Zoom meeting scheduled for Saturday, May 15th.


$15for RWASD Members (paying by Friday, May 14th)
$20for Non-RWASD Members (must be over age 18) (paying by Friday, May 14th)

The RWASD Perseverance Fund was established to help fellow members in need of short-term financial support. Members in need of assistance may apply for funds to use toward RWASD monthly meetings, but please note, requests must be made at least 25 days before funds are needed, but not more than 120 days in advance. We value each and every member of the RWASD community.

Reserve a spot at the May 15th Meeting:

Please contact the RWA San Diego Chapter Meeting Coordinator (hospitality<at>rwasd <dot> com) if you have questions. Otherwise, simply pay by PayPal by filling out and submitting the registration form below once it opens on the First of the month.

Member Discount Deadline:

Online reservations and payments must be received by the Friday before the meeting, that is:

Friday, May 14th

Refund policy:

Refunds for meeting registration will given until the Tuesday, May 11th deadline. After that time, they are non-refundable. Meeting fees are non-transferable.

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is a bestselling author of paranormal romance fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence and Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal, and the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, and she was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

Lisa has taught writing workshops for RWA University, RWA National Conference, San Diego Writers Ink, RWA chapters, the RT Booklovers Convention, and writer’s retreats.

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 Zoom Meeting Opens / Welcome Chat
10:00 Chapter Business Meeting
10:30 Program
12:30 Meeting Wrap-Up
12:45 Meeting Adjourned