A Message from the President

Summer with CCW is always an exciting time - walking in the Monterey 4th of July Parade, hosting our member's only Summer BBQ, and setting the pace for another year of finding the best way to fulfill the motto of our "Mother Ship," The California Writers Club: "Educating writers of all abilities in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work."

While I do believe that this is a lofty goal - education and marketing are, of course, very important, I'd like to add camaraderie and friendship to that sentiment. I've mentioned it before, and you'll likely hear it again, writing can be a solitary pursuit. No matter your genre we all share one common goal - getting words down on paper. I hope, as my year as president progresses, that I'll be able to foster each of you toward your personal goal.

Laurie Sheehan

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2016 CCW Hight School Senior
Short Story Contest.

Meet the winning authors
and read their stories

In the News

A New CCW Workshop

with Shelly King
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Complete event information
and registration form

2016 - 2017 Membership Renewal
Online dues payment is available NOW!.
Go to Membership for details.

Central Coast Writers
Branch Secretary
Joyce Kreig
President of the board,
California Writers Club

Congratulations Joyce!




August 7, 2016

There is no general meeting in August.

CCW Member BBQ

Sunday, August 7th, 1pm to 3pm.
This is a member event; members may bring one guest. All food and bottled water will be provided.
Alcohol and soft drinks are BYOB.
Seating is BYOChair.

CLICK HERE for location and other specifics.




September 20, 2016

Lindsay Hatton McClelland

Lindsay Hatton is a graduate of Williams College. She holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but was born and raised in Monterey, California, where she spent many fascinating and formative summers working behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Her debut novel, Monterey Bay, takes the reader back to the Monterey and Cannery Row of 1940 with her teenage protagonist, Margot Fiske, drawing from the lore of that heady time and her own teenage experiences.

Lindsay has been touring the country this summer talking about her life in Monterey and her experience of completing and publishing her first novel.

Read the "Story Behind the Book" in Kate Tuttle's Boston Globe article, dated July 15, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Watch for details.

November 15, 2016

Stuart Horwitz

Editor Stuart Horwitzwill discuss a method to complete your book in three drafts: how to write it, revise it, and complete it while you still love it! His presentation will consider the best outlook and direction for each draft in order to increase efficiency, satisfaction, and engagement with both the writing process and the final product.

Mr. Horwitz is the founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence, (www.BookArchitecture.com). Book Architecture's clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields. His first book Blueprint Your Bestseller (Penguin/Perigee), was named one of 2013's best books about writing by The Writer magazine. His second book, Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, appeared in 2015, and his third and final book in the Book Architecture trilogy, Finish Your Book in Three Drafts: How to Write a Book, Revise a Book, and Complete a Book While You Still Love It, was released in June of 2016.





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Point Pinos Grill
77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove
At the golf course
(831) 648-5774

Dinner Hour: 5:30pm
Order from a full menu of reasonably priced selections.

Meeting Begins: 6:30pm

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