CBW-LA Updates

From: Alana
Sent on: Monday, January 28, 2013 3:31 PM

Hello Scribblers!


Right on the heels of Tiffani's twitter announcement, we'd like to notify you that the "About Us" page has been updated. Expect frequent updates over the next several weeks as we fully transition from meetup group to non-profit member organization.


The new information applies to current and new visitors to our meetup page, so please take a moment to peruse the description and visit the public website: cbw-la.org.



Whether you dream of becoming a published author, or you simply want to jump start your writing career, the Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles will help you get going with inspiration, education and support.

Established in 2010, we achieved nonprofit status in 2012. We welcome you to join our meetup page for access to our CBW-LA calendar of events and to attend workshops. However, if you are serious about your children's writing, or love a way to save money, we encourage you to join the CBW-LA organization as a member at www.cbw-la.org. Members receive additional support through online members-only forums, our quarterly newsletter, discounts on workshops, free critiques and some adorable swag to write with pride.

Although our main focus is on writing for children, we welcome writers of all kinds, as well as those who love to read children's books (Middle Grade, Young Adult, Picture Books, etc).

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 story lines to make an interesting plot, outline, 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 in our critique sessions. We host creative writing sessions to help spark the next great idea, or simply to practice writing so you can find your voice and style.

And there's always room for questions, from asking about the best writing software to understanding how to maximize social media.

What are you waiting for? Take that next step in your writing career now!"


We thank you for your continued support of CBW-LA and for your participation and attendance at critique sessions and workshops. We look forward to getting to know all of you better at the wonderful events coming up this year! Keep an eye open for more information about membership levels and benefits and volunteer opportunities.


In the meantime, keep those fingers typing and that ink flowing!

Nutschell, Lucy, Tiffani, Lena & Alana

Your CBW-LA Board

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