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The CWC Sacramento Branch is a fantastic opportunity for writers to meet and network with other writers and industry professionals in the local community. Our historic organization hosts twice-monthly meetings open to the public which include presentations by renowned speakers. The benefits of membership include participation in critique groups, 40% discount for luncheon meetings and information about local writing workshops, conferences and events. All genres of fiction and non-fiction are welcome. Our members range from students who are just starting out to writers who have been published many times over. We support writers of all levels, ages, genres and writing styles.

Monthly Meetings:
First Friday Networking
9am Perkos Restaurant
6215 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights
Free to attend. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.

Third Saturday Luncheon Meeting
11am - 1pm Cattlemen's Restaurant
12409 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova
$28 fee covers speaker and club expenses (includes lunch)
Members pay $20 (40% discount!)

Membership fees (Membership fee + one time $20 enrollment fee):
Annual membership fee: $45
Student membership fee: $25 (Over 40% discount!)

Member Benefits:
-Discounts for luncheon meetings, seminars, and other CWC events
-Participation in critique groups
-Monthly "Sacramento Writer" newsletter
-Quarterly "Bulletin" distributed to all members of all branches
-The CWC Literary Review, annual magazine of members' stories

Some of our former speakers include:
ML Hamilton (Author of 37 Fantasy and Adult Novels)
Grant Faulkner (Executive director of NaNoWriMo)
Erika Mailman (Distinguished author of 4 historical novels)
Lee Foster (Travel writer/photographer)
Christina Deptula (Publicist)
Mark Coker (Smashwords)
James N. Frey (Acclaimed author and creative writing instructor)
Jordan Rosenfeld (Writers Digest author and coach)

Upcoming events (2)

Writers Network: Powerful Beginnings and Satisfying Endings

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Hey writers! Hope everyone is having a lovely summer!

Mark your calendars for Friday, July 1st's WRITERS NETWORK meeting from 10-11 am (via Zoom, with chat open 30 mins before). We will be hearing from Susy Flory, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR and co-author.

Susy will discuss why beginnings and endings are crucial for any book, and especially for newer writers, as most of us don’t have an established audience with a first book. Learn 7 ways to write an unforgettable beginning or a satisfying ending for your fiction or nonfiction book.

  • Understand the vital importance of beginnings and endings
  • Discover the secret to crafting an engaging vs a ho-hum beginning
  • Learn 7 creative ways to write an unforgettable beginning
  • Learn 7 creative ways to write a satisfying ending
  • Dozens of examples for both beginnings and endings in the handout

About Susy: Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of sixteen books. She directs West Coast Christian Writers, is founder of Everything Memoir, and is graduating with an MA in New Testament from Northern Seminary this June. Her book, The Unbreakable Boy, has been adapted for the screen and will release in 2022, starring Patricia Heaton and Zachary Levi. Her most recent book. Sanctuary (Tyndale), co-authored with Patrick Barrett, is the true story of an Irish village, a man who lost his way, and the rescue donkeys that led him home, and launched March 15, 2022. More info here (plus a free excerpt of both the book and the audiobook): https://www.tyndale.com/p/sanctuary/9781496445018

We can't wait to hear from Susy! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

To join the meeting, go to the link on our website: https://www.cwcsacramentowriters.org/2022/writers-network-july-1-powerful-beginnings-satisfying-endings/

Monthly Meeting: Create a Relevant Marketing Plan

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WRITERS! Join us Saturday, July 16th, from 1-2 P.M. (via Zoom) for our next MONTHLY MEETING. We will be hearing from author and blogging pioneer, Kymberlie Ingalls about marketing.

Marketing can be overwhelming, but it takes a creative mind to bend and shape; work to stay relevant, and be inspired to think big!

In this presentation, you will learn to:

  • Build a platform
  • Discuss how to eliminate the noise
  • Narrow your focus
  • Tackle fear and self-doubt
  • Develop a fluid strategy

Kymberlie Ingalls is an award-winning essayist, editor and author of memoir, opinion and short fiction. Her books, Bridges: A Lifetime in Essay and 43, compile personal essay, social media and memoir to address themes of grief, humanity and the heart. Ms. Ingalls is a long-time member and serves on many board levels of the California Writers Club.

Past events (73)

Monthly Meeting: The Art of the Interview

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