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featured event:

NOVEL WRITING BOOTCAMP

Register here: www.cbw-la.org

NOVEL WRITING BOOTCAMP

Want to know how to write a novel? Well, here’s your chance. CBW-LA Founder and President Nutschell Anne Windsor will lead you through a 3 Hour Workshop which will teach you the basics of novel writing.

You’ll learn about genre, word count and the various Elements of Fiction (theme, dialogue, etc). Most importantly, you’ll learn how to develop great characters, create exciting settings and plot your novel.

This Novel Writing Bootcamp will be particularly helpful if:

  • 1.       You have an idea for a book but you have no idea how to even begin writing it.
  • 2.       You are in the middle of writing your first draft and you’re not sure how your story should end or if your story arc is working.
  • 3.       You are about to rewrite/revise your manuscript and you’re having trouble figuring out how to fix certain plot lines.

There will be tons of handouts, worksheets, recommended books and helpful links to help you out!


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

NUTSCHELL ANNE WINDSOR(pronounced Noo-SHELL, in case you were wondering) Anne Windsor is a middle grade/young adult fantasy writer. She is the President of CBW-LA, the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (CBW-LA.org), which she founded in 2010 with the hope of sharing knowledge with fellow children’s book writers in the area. Through her work with CBW-LA Publications, Nutschell has co-created, co-produced, and co-written Story Sprouts and Story Sprouts: Voice, Writing Day Resource and Anthologies which features more than 60 works of original poetry and prose, along with writing prompts, tips, techniques and handouts -rich reference tools for writers and teachers alike. Nutschell also co-created and co-producedKayla Wayman, Junior Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream, a Story Sprouts Collaborative novel with one character, one story and one voice written by 24 different authors. To achieve this amazing feat, Nutschell pieced together all 24 stories by writing 8 key scenes. She also contributed the three illustrations found within the novel.

Aside from her work with CBW-LA, Nutschell is also the Co-Regional Adviser of the L.A. Region of SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), where she help organize and produce various writing events and conferences for the Los Angeles Region.

But Nutschell’s love for all things writing doesn’t end there. Currently, she is the Program Manager for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Nutschell’s experiences have turned her into a detail-oriented, organized planner, and she uses these skills to teach and facilitate workshops and critique sessions for CBW-LA. She is also an active member of the blogging community. She shares writing tips, techniques and reports on various writing events atwww.thewritingnut.com and on Twitter @nutschell.

Register here: www.cbw-la.org

Whether you seek a community of like-minded authors, dream of becoming a published author, or simply want to pursue and explore your writing hobby, joining a writing group like the Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles will help you.

CBW–LA offers critique groups and sessions, writing workshops, guest lectures, write-ins at local coffee shops, networking, writing support, and even publishing opportunities for our members and guests. Every month, there's something interesting on our calendar!

Once you've had a look around, be sure to check out OUR NEWSLETTER at medium.com for thoughts on writing.


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HISTORY

Although the group's main focus is on writing for children, we welcome writers of all kinds, as well as those who love to read children's books.

Founded in 2010, we branched out to start publishing our members in 2013 through our annual Story Sprouts Writing Day Workshop. We have two Writing Resources and Anthologies under our belt: Story Sprouts and Story Sprouts: Voice as well as a collaborative Middle Grade novel called Kayla Wayman, Teen Time Traveler: Lost in the Stream. 

Story Sprouts: Setting and Story Sprouts: Conflict are currently in development, as well as a yet-unnamed Middle Grade collaborative novel about a boy who gets sucked into his video game. Look for those soon.

We encourage you to attend the annual workshop and buy a copy of the previous Story Sprouts; they make an excellent writing resource, brimming with high quality poetry, short fiction and nonfiction by our Story Sprouts authors.

MISSION AND PURPOSE

Our workshops provide tips and lessons on the craft and business of writing. You'll learn how to create characters so real, they practically jump off the page, weave storylines to make an interesting plot, revise and edit your manuscript, write and submit query letters to agents and editors, and how the publishing industry works.

You can get helpful feedback on your manuscript through our critique sessions, and our creative writing sessions help in sparking the next great idea, or simply help you improve your writing skills so you can find your voice and style.

MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS

Events are open to members and non-members alike. Members get great discounts on our workshops and free access to our critique sessions. Be sure to RSVP to reserve your space at any event. We offer many takeaways and have limited space, so we want to make sure you get the most out of your experience.

HOW TO JOIN

(Online form currently down)

To send a check, download the membership form below and mail it along with your payment to:

CBW-LA
P.O. Box 4376
Torrance, CA 90510

CBW-LA Membership Form


OUR BOOKS


Kayla Wayman, 
 Teen Time Traveler: 
Lost in the Stream

A Story Sprouts 
Middle Grade
Collaborative Novel

Story Sprouts
CBW-LA Writing Day
Exercises and Anthology

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