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Register today for the FIFTH ANNUAL Story Sprouts Writing Day Marathon, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. This is the BIGGEST event of the year here at CBW–LA, and you do not want to miss it. 

Admission includes: a FULL DAY of writing; lectures and workshop on the ultimate in children's stories: FABLES, FAIRY TALES and FOLKTALES; breakfast, lunch and snacks; publication in three books; networking; a custom Story Sprouts t-shirt... and so much more. 

 Take the next step in your writing career, and treat yourself to this day of fun and inspiration.

RSVP deadline: September 30.

Click HERE for full details of the event or to confirm your spot now. Space is limited.

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

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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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NEXT WORKSHOP

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Success Strategies

Discover everything that worked to make Author Sheri Fink's crowdfunding campaign a success and determine if Kickstarter and crowdfunding are right for your project. Sheri will share behind-the-scenes strategies that could help in your marketing. She will reveal the most effective strategies she used to spread the word about her book's pre-order campaign and to exceed her ambitious Kickstarter goal.

This Kickstarter course will be helpful to you if you’re thinking about crowdfunding a project or just want to discover new marketing mindsets and strategies for your business, your book, your charity, or your products. 

Questions Sheri will answer in detail include:

  1. What did I do to spread the word about the campaign?
  2. What marketing channels and strategies were the most effective at inspiring people to contribute and get involved?
  3. What strategies didn't work and could be avoided in the future to save time, energy, and money?
  4. What was the actual experience of running an ambitious 30-day Kickstarter campaign like?
  5. What advice do I have for someone who wants to bring their dream to life via crowdfunding?

Speaker's Bio:


SHERI FINK is an inspirational speaker, #1 best-selling author, and the creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” award-winning brand. She creates books, products, and experiences that inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem. All 5 of her books have become #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for 60 weeks. Sheri has expanded her inspirational brand with books, live events, beauty items, and music all designed to create magical experiences for her Fans. CBS Los Angeles selected her as one of the top 3 authors in her local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Her brand is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award for the best in family friendly entertainment.


*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members 

*Non-members pay the full amount 

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the one of the authors’ books. Participants can choose either BLISS BOOK or  CAKE IN BED.


My Bliss Book is designed to help you create more magic, passion, and aliveness in your life while achieving your wildest dreams! For the next 12 weeks, commit yourself to complete your daily My Bliss Book journal pages and see how your life magically transforms as you apply intention, focus, and action in your days.


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