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The Southern California Writers Association offers both events, information, and networking for writers at all levels. We provide programs and services that support the development of writing craft, as well as publishing, marketing and networking opportunities. Read more at about us

Membership is open to all writers and publishing professionals, working in a wide range of genres. Our annual membership fee offers many benefits, including meetings, seminars, contests, discounts and promotional opportunities. Please view our membership page for details >

Nancy Cole Silverman

Getting Rid of Your Saggy Middle Does your book have a dynamite beginning and a killer ending but a saggy middle? Does it start off like gangbusters but get stuck in mire of details and scenes that don’t serve the plot and dilute your story lines? Talented, multi-published author Nancy Cole Silverman will help you tighten up those saggy middles, maintain your momentum, and keep your stories revving until the end! Who: Nancy Cole Silverman When: May 25, 2021 Time: 4:00 pm PDT Members: $10.00 Nonmembers: $15.00 RSVP Now

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May SCWA Meeting

Hate stories where you see the ending coming a mile away? Looking for a way to set your books apart? Join us on May 15, 2021, at 10:00 am, when award-winning Scottish-born author, Catriona McPherson, will delight and confound with her how-to guide on sowing the seeds of a killer mystery! National-bestselling author, Catriona (kuh-TREE-nuh) McPherson, was born in Scotland and lived there until immigrating in 2010. She writes historical detective stories set in the old country in the 1930s. The Turning Tide (No.14) won a 2021 Lefty award and is nominated for an Agatha. What: Sowing the Seeds of a Killer Mystery with Catriona McPherson When: May 15, 2021 Time: 10:00 am PDT Where: Zoom, register below Cost: Members $10.00 Nonmembers $15.00   RSVP Now

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SCWA Presents Writers Online

Check out our new YouTube channel for some of our best and brightest authors and guest speakers.

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Craft Shop: Nancy Cole Silverman and Getting Rid of Your Saggy Middle

Pub Shop and Craft Shop SCWA Pub Shops and Craft Shops provide a workshop environment presented by publishing and book coaches and professionals to help participants develop their writing and publishing skills within our network of supportive authors.

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Call for Submissions

Send Us the Best of Your Best! Enter your prettiest pros, your finest quips, and your tallest tales because SCWA is putting together another anthology. This time we’re mixing literature with gastronomy and want your most excellent literary short stories and poems, etc., alongside your favorite recipes.   We know the frozen daiquiri was a great source of inspiration for Hemingway’s novel Islands in the Stream. What’s yours?  And what about Flannery O’Connor. With her love for ham and mayonnaise, what might she have come up with?  

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Hump Day Book Tour

Wednesday? You know what that means—time for the Southern California Writers Association’s brand spanking new HUMP DAY BOOK TOUR! What is the SCWA Hump Day Book Tour? I’m glad you asked. Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM PDT, SCWA turns our Facebook page over to a different author. Guests have 5-7 minutes to introduce themselves, their work, and share a quick writing tip or two. So take a break, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy—as SCWA’s Hump Day Book Tour proudly presents author Glen Erik Hamilton.

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Join Us for Our Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for our weekly SCWA Virtual Happy Hour Fridays at 4:30 pm PDT–Members and Nonmembers welcome!

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Join us the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM, for our SCWA monthly Zoom Meeting, where we enjoy networking, hear dynamic and accomplished speakers that inspire and support our development, and embolden us to face the times we live in, and write! Writers since history began, have been the chroniclers of the times, you are the chroniclers of these times - whether here in the present, or in a historical period, or in a galaxy far, far away, we as writers are the people who have carried the record of our triumphs and our failures, and we continue going forward. Join us and be a part of the noblest of professions, a writer.

We look forward to meeting you and hope you’ll join us! We have an active Facebook group that is open to anyone. Like Us on Facebook >

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