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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 >
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 NowRead More
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 NowRead More
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.Read More
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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