Feb. 11: Meghan Ward, Writing as a Team Sport
Mar. 11: Stuart Horowitz, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts
April 8: Helen Sedwick, How to Protect Your Writing Rights and Your Wallet
May 13: Tim J. Meyers, Young Writers Contest Banquet
June 10: Molly Williams, Interior Book Design
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT OUR UPCOMING MARCH WORKSHOP:
Finish Your Book in Three Drafts - Writing Workshop with Stuart Horwitz
Have you ever asked yourself while writing: How many drafts is this going to take? It doesn’t seem like such a question would have an answer but Stuart Horwitz proposes it does: – and that the answer is three, provided you approach each draft in the right spirit, and know what action steps to take between drafts. This presentation will discuss the best outlook and direction for each of the three drafts so that you can increase your efficiency, satisfaction, and engagement with both your writing process and your final product.
Stuart Horwitz is flying out from Rhode Island - this is one meeting you won't want to miss, but you must sign up: contact Workshop 9:45 – 12:45. $35 members, $45 non-members. Reservation deadline: noon, Wednesday March 8. Contact Robin at email@example.com or leave a message at: 925-933-9670 for reservations.
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Join the CWC Mount Diablo Branch for our breakfast workshop in October with Marilyn Atlas as she discusses “Dating Your Character”: What makes a character 3-dimensional Deepening your character’s arc Working out of a character’s private, inner conflict – Want vs. … Continue reading
Anita Amirrezvani will help us create meaningful and unique writing: Mine the existential truth of your everyday life Draw on the richness of your cultural heritage Use simple research techniques to deepen your work Participate in a 10-minute writing exercise and … Continue reading
Join author and national speaker LeeAnn Krausemark on June 11 as she speaks about writing irresistible cover letters. Learn what to include and what to leave out, how to establish credibility in your query and how to make sure your query doesn’t … Continue reading
Join us in May for our annual Young Writer’s Contest award ceremony! In addition, author Heather Mackey will talk about how to turn stories into ideas. Topics will include story hunting, building a story, and why storytelling matters. Please see the “Next Program and … Continue reading
Join author Tamim Ansary as he talks about why we write on April 9. He will discuss why writing is so hard, why we do it anyway, what to do when the piece refuses to be written and much more. Please see the “Next Program and … Continue reading
Join author C.S. Lakin as she leads a workshop on the fatal flaws of fiction writing on March 12. She will discuss the use of correct words, sentence construction, description deficiencies and much more. Please see the “Next Program and Events Calendar” … Continue reading
Join us on Saturday February 13 as we welcome Roy Mash who will be speaking about: Word Selection: Building a Strong Story Foundation Roy Mash’s poems have appeared in journals such as AGNI, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, Nimrod, and River … Continue reading
Join us for our first event of 2016: Tamara Monosoff on Five Simple Strategies to Boost Your Income Now! Tamara is a leading entrepreneur, major author, and significant businesswoman. Participants will leave the event with clear action steps to generate more income as an … Continue reading
Chasing a Creative Dream is the subject of November’s branch program. For details, please see our Next Program and Current Events page. Reservations are due by Nov. 11 at noon and we look forward to seeing you on Sat. Nov. 14.