Pub Shop and Craft Chat

Pub Shop and Craft Chat provide SCWA members with more opportunities to network and learn about writing and publishing.

Craft Chat is a quarterly event that provides opportunities to discuss writing topics of interest and write in a casual atmosphere. Conversations will be led by SCWA members.

April 2020


A Craft Chat hosted by Steven G. Jackson.

Join fellow members on Monday, April 6th, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for a Craft Chat--via Zoom--on how to improve your editing and rewriting game. This seminar will provide essential information on what publishing professionals expect from professional writers, plus tools and techniques to help every writer improve their craft.

Steven G. Jackson is the author of The Zeus Payload, several published short stories, and ten produced stage plays. He has a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California, and has interviewed over a hundred authors, agents, and editors. He will share the tips he’s learned from his broad experience.

Sign up now and we'll send you the details to login and join us.  (If you haven't used Zoom before, it's easy--only a few steps.)

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Pub Shop is a regular event that provides opportunities to discuss publishing topics, issues, and concerns. 

Pub Shop
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
23710 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA
(in the Orchard Shopping Center, next to Ralphs)

April 2020
Do you have questions about which publishing path is the best fit for your goals and book? Do you know the difference between subsidy publishers, hybrid publishers, and self-publishing assistance companies?

Would you like some feedback on potential titles for your next book or your elevator speech? Do you need help finding a distributor or want an opinion about a potential cover design? 

This Pub Shop workshop is the place to get your questions answered. Bring your books, cover design drafts, marketing ideas, requests for referrals, and anything else related to publishing your book and get answers from SCWA member Sharon Goldinger of PeopleSpeak. She is an experienced nonfiction book editor, book shepherd, and publishing consultant and is ready to share her expertise to help you on your publishing journey.

The workshop is free to SCWA members and $10 for guests and nonmembers. Advance registration is required and limited to the first 20 people who sign up.

Pub Shop R.S.V.P.:

Questions: Sharon Goldinger,, 949-581-6190