September 9, 2023


AI for Authors

PRESENTER: Katie Rogow

Join SoCalRW as we delve into the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in writing/creative and business/publishing endeavors.

Points we need to consider:
AI is here to stay and we, as writers and independent publishers, need to decide how we will get along with it.
AI writing tools can help outline, brainstorm, get words on the page, edit, and revise fast.
AI can do the heavy lifting to generate marketing and sales copy; give writers the ability to create usable cover art; design and layout covers; produce audios of books, and even produce videos; all from the comfort of our computers, at a fraction of the cost and time.

Questions we’ll consider:
Have you ever wondered if we are ceding our creativity to AI software?
Can writers who choose not to use AI compete with those that do?
What about plagiarism and copyright infringement?
Who owns work product generated with AI?

Come with questions, open minds, and a readiness for what we anticipate will be a lively discussion.

Note: We will not be comparing AI platforms at this meeting.

Come spend a beautiful Saturday morning with us. We are looking forward to seeing YOU!


San Diego County Mask Guidance

Meetings will be held in the morning in Room E5 at the Marina Village Conference Center. Click to view enlarged map in a new tab. Unchanged: Meetings will be held in the morning in Room E5 at the Marina Village Conference Center. Click to view enlarged map in a new tab.

Map of Marina Village Conference Center Rooms. E5 is marked with a red star, in building 1960, near the center front near the parking lot.

Marina Village Conference Center

1936 Quivira Way

San Diego, CA

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If paying by September 8th:

$25Member Registration
$30Guest Registration

If paying after September 8th:

$30Member or Guest Registration

If paying at the door:

$30Member or Guest Registration* No checks, please.
* All attendees must be over age 18.

The SoCalRW 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 SoCalRW 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 our SoCalRW community.

Reserve a spot at the September 9th Meeting:

Please contact the SoCalRW Meeting Coordinator (hospitality <at> SoCalRW <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.

Discount Deadline:

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

September 8th for the full discount and September 9th for the partial discount

*Failure to register by the due date will result in being charged the “at the door” rate.

Registration will open for the next meeting soon.

Katie Rogow

graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in journalism with a news/editorial emphasis and four semesters at the Daily Aztec. She then earned her law degree from California Western State University College of Law and is an inactive member of the California Bar. She retired from the Navy Reserves after 23 years and a deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2010. While in Kabul, she began to write fiction and released a weekly essay, "Letter Home," about the ironies of being in a war zone. Since 1999, she has worked in corporate America generating a lot of emails, PowerPoint presentations, memos, policies, and various types of reports. She firmly believes everyone who uses email to perform their job has a writing career even if their "pieces" are one word. When she is not performing her day job, she writes romance novels. In a life filled with words, starting with the first book she read all by herself as a first grader, she finds writing romance to be the most fun and challenging.

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 Doors Open/Check-in/Welcome Chat
10:00 Business Meeting
10:30 Program
1:45 Meeting Wrap-Up
2:00 Meeting Adjourned