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Writer's Circle with Thais Derich

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A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, Thais explores the question, "How long should a book be?"
She'll talk about recommended word count for novels, memoir, picture books, young adult, business books, and more. Then, she'll lead an exercise in looking at how many writing days we really have in 2018. And attendees will calculate backwards. At the end of the hour, everyone will have their 2018 daily word goal to complete their writing project by the end of the year!

Keep your writing projects in focus by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

The Writer’s Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Thursday of each month from 12:30-1:45pm to join this program. Please note the special date of this month's session. 


Thais Nye Derich’s new memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—tells a powerful story about her traumatic hospital delivery, and her decision post-cesarean to give birth naturally. Derich’s past work has been published in Salon, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, and The San Francisco Examiner among others. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. She's been interviewed on NPR, KPFA, and KRCB radio stations and various podcasts including Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Podcast. Thais speaks to groups big and small about her story and the intersection between birth and social justice. 

Thais lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two sons. She’s currently writing her second book – a postapocalyptic novel about the last baby girl on earth.


"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 


Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016