What we're about

Established in 2003, Los Angeles Writers Group (https://www.lawritersgroup.com) runs writers groups, creative writing workshops, and coaching for writers in Los Angeles, San Diego, CA, and online. Visit our official website (https://www.lawritersgroup.com). Get words on the page and learn how to write better scenes along the way! Join our mailing list here (https://us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=32246e77850d5cb5f04c355f0&id=de08cdafd2).

We announce our workshops, group coaching meetings, writing events, and the occasional free get-together here.

We welcome writers of all levels, genres, and ages (adults, please) to our meetings.

Your suggestions are most welcome! Let us know what you want!

Questions? Email lawritersgroup@gmail.com

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About Nicole Criona, owner of LA Writers Group and Book Coach:

Coaching Stats:

• 35+ clients have completed drafts of their book.

• Thanked in 4 books.

• Five clients are currently seeking representation.

• Three currently being considered by agents.

Specialties:

• Developmental Editing and First-Draft Coaching for Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, & Screenplays

• Creativity Coaching

• Productivity Coaching

• Scene Improvement

• Structure

• Writer’s blocks

Nicole Criona founded LAwritersgroup.com in 2003. She specializes in Developmental Editing and coaching fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and screenwriters who want to complete their first draft.

Nicole authored the successful Get Writing Again in 15 Days (https://www.lawritersgroup.com/workshops/get-writing-again-email-course/) and 100 Day Writing Challenge (https://www.lawritersgroup.com/100-day-writing-challenge/) email courses.

While Nicole focuses mostly on helping writers, Nicole’s writing credits include poetry and fiction on Hissquarterly.com (Sanity is a One-Trick Pony issue), Strongverse.org, Six Sentences, and Narrative Magazine (http://goo.gl/8WeuVG), among others. She is currently working on a novel and a non-fiction book. Read Nicole’s poem, Advice to an Angel About to Fall (http://goo.gl/SjpDZr). She has also worked as a freelance and content writer.

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I believe if we are meant to work together, we will, and because of that, I don’t believe in high-pressure sales tactics. My consultations are all about getting to know if we are right for each other.

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Upcoming events (5)

[Online] Sunday Morning Creative Writing Workshop

Online event

************************ IMPORTANT ******************************* You must register on our website to participate: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/writing-workshops-schedule/ ********************************************************************* Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home. This long-standing in-person generative, creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format so you can now join us from anywhere. Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, meet writers from around the world, and learn a few things along the way. - Generate new writings from original and educational writing prompts every meeting - Learn to write better narratives - Get excited again about writing - Come away with new material - Try your hand at different kinds of writing These workshops are not lecture-based. We get right down to writing. We choose your writing prompts based on either a theme of the week, education, craft, or creative value. There is no critique (as each piece you write is so new)--only much-needed positive reinforcement around the potential of each piece you write. Through original and surprising prompts and craft discussions, you'll write pages you never would have otherwise. If you are interested in receiving critique, please check out our Private or Monthly Coaching Programs here: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/creative-writing-coach/ Skill Level: Anyone over the age of 18 Class Size: Limited to 8 participants Requirements: None Location: Online via Zoom How to attend our online workshops – it's so easy! Cost: Varies. Please see our website: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/writing-workshops-schedule/ For more information on all our coaching programs and creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, San Diego, and online, visit https://www.lawritersgroup.com.

[Online] 100 Days of Writing

Email-based Writing Workshop

ON SPECIAL UNTIL 4/15/2020: PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD! Visit our website here: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/100-day-writing-challenge/ - Nicole Can you write 200 words a day for 100 days? For those of you who want to write more consistently, try out my 100 Days of Writing email course. Develop a consistent writing habit on day one with a whole bunch of other people who are doing the same thing. Your mission: Write at least 200 words every day. You can start this program any time you'd like. Cost, additional details, and sign up here: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/100-day-writing-challenge/

[Online] Sunday Morning Creative Writing Workshop

Online event

************************ IMPORTANT ******************************* You must register on our website to participate: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/writing-workshops-schedule/ ********************************************************************* Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home. This long-standing in-person generative, creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format so you can now join us from anywhere. Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, meet writers from around the world, and learn a few things along the way. - Generate new writings from original and educational writing prompts every meeting - Learn to write better narratives - Get excited again about writing - Come away with new material - Try your hand at different kinds of writing These workshops are not lecture-based. We get right down to writing. We choose your writing prompts based on either a theme of the week, education, craft, or creative value. There is no critique (as each piece you write is so new)--only much-needed positive reinforcement around the potential of each piece you write. Through original and surprising prompts and craft discussions, you'll write pages you never would have otherwise. If you are interested in receiving critique, please check out our Private or Monthly Coaching Programs here: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/creative-writing-coach/ Skill Level: Anyone over the age of 18 Class Size: Limited to 8 participants Requirements: None Location: Online via Zoom How to attend our online workshops – it's so easy! Cost: Varies. Please see our website: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/writing-workshops-schedule/ For more information on all our coaching programs and creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, San Diego, and online, visit https://www.lawritersgroup.com.

One-Day Creative Writing Retreat

LA Writers Group San Diego HQ

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/89151489505 You are not officially registered until you sign up on our Eventbrite page. Spend a day in Carlsbad, CA, a beautiful beach town only 1.5 hrs south of Los Angeles. This one-day creative writing workshop focuses on creating new material using writing prompts. This workshop is a fun and effective creative jump-start. This workshop is open to writers of all genres and levels - it works for everyone! - Leave with new vignettes, stories, or poems. - Generate new material via creative and educational writing prompts. - Reignite your passion for writing. - Connect with other writers. - Get personal attention - limited to 8 attendees. - Get answers to writing-related questions from a professional writing coach who specializes in helping writers finish their first drafts. What to bring: - A pen and notebook - A sack lunch - We will break for an hour for lunch, so bring a lunch or you can explore one of the many local restaurants. - Your passion for writing - No laptops, please Who Can Join? This one-day creative writing workshop welcomes anyone interested in creative writing. This workshop is perfect for aspiring fiction writers, memoir or essay writers, and poets. Add-Ons: Optional Coaching Session Add-On Get a 60-minute coaching session and feedback on up to 15 pages. Use whenever you'd like in 2020, does not have to be used during the retreat ($225 value). Local Information To find out what's happening nearby or to find hotels, visit: https://visitcarlsbad.com/events/. Carlsbad offers a variety of hotels and rates. Carlsbad also has easy train access to many locations in San Diego, including Downtown San Diego. For more information on all our coaching programs and creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, San Diego, and online, visit https://www.lawritersgroup.com. Location: This retreat takes place at a private residence in Carlsbad, CA. Cost: $97 For more information on all coaching programs and creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, San Diego, and online, visit https://www.lawritersgroup.com Workshop Leader: Nicole Criona is the current owner and co-founder of Los Angeles Writers Group and LA Writers Group in San Diego and is a native Angeleño. For more than twelve years, she’s facilitated creative writing workshops and supported aspiring writers working on novels, screenplays, short stories, poetry, and memoirs. She also runs the day-to-day operations of LAwritersgroup.com, leads several creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, San Diego, and online, coaching groups, and specializes in coaching writers who want to complete their first draft. Nicole has helped more than 35 writers finish their first book draft, has been thanked in four books (so far!) and has three clients who are currently being considered by agents. Nicole also authored the successful Get Writing Again in 15 Days and 100 Days of Writing email courses, which are both available at https://www.lawritersgroup.com Creative Writing Coach, Nicole Criona

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[Online] Sunday Morning Creative Writing Workshop

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