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An Invite from our resident wordsmith – Help me finish “Vashti’s Daughter”

An Invite from our resident wordsmith – Help me finish “Vashti’s Daughter”

      by Raven West To all of you who have enjoyed reading my commentaries, my column “Heard it on the Grapevine” and stories I’ve covered events in Ventura County, I invite you to help me finish my novel “Vashti’s Daughter”. Here is the synopsis: Anna Steine is a 29 year old divorced head […]

Remarkable Changes Happening | The Public School System’s Marxist’s Movement Revealed

Remarkable Changes Happening | The Public School System’s Marxist’s Movement Revealed

    By Don Jans This year of 2020 has been a year that has brought much change. The China Virus alone has caused a realignment of priorities in the life of many. The Marxist movement of Black Lives Matter has also revealed aspects of racism that in the past have been discussed but have […]

How to Recognize an Excellent Essay Writing Service on the Internet

How to Recognize an Excellent Essay Writing Service on the Internet

Struggling with an enormous workload, students often turn to essay writing services for help with their coursework. Preparing for exams and doing different academic tasks take a lot of time. Sometimes, it’s just too much work to handle, and outsourcing your assignments might be a good idea.  Do all essay writers provide equal content quality? […]

Writing critique groups forming in East Ventura County cities | Learn on March 23 at Goebel Center

Writing critique groups forming in East Ventura County cities | Learn on March 23 at Goebel Center

An organizing meeting will be held Monday, March 23, for writers wanting the support and help from a critique group of other writers. Groups will be forming for Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley. The evening will discuss how a group is organized and ran, plus the basic rules and structure of successful groups. […]

Feeling like your muse has left you? Then come listen to Ina Hillbrandt at- the March 2 IWOSC/SPAWN meeting

Feeling like your muse has left you? Then come listen to Ina Hillbrandt at- the March 2 IWOSC/SPAWN meeting

OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS Beat Writer’s Block: Motivational Tools to Finish that Manuscript with Best-Selling Author/Publisher Ina Hillebrandt IWOSC/SPAWN March 2 Meeting Goebels Adult Center Thousand Oaks For the March 2, 2020, meeting of IWOSC/SPAWN Ventura County, the speaker is best-selling author, publisher, and writing coach, Ina Hillebrandt. She will be speaking on the topic […]

We Continue Our Fight to Write Our Own Narrative or We Perish

We Continue Our Fight to Write Our Own Narrative or We Perish

.   Armando Vazquez As a 70 year old college educated Chicano Boomer, I have witnessed both as a media and arts observer and participant, bien encabronado, an infinite amount of times in my life, here in Amerika, the “farming out of Mexican, Latino, Hispanic subject matter” to white folks simply because there were/are/will never […]

Psychological Suspense Novelist Laurie Stevens to Speak at California Writers Club’s January Meeting

Psychological Suspense Novelist Laurie Stevens to Speak at California Writers Club’s January Meeting

Laurie Stevens, author of the lauded “Gabriel McRay” psychological suspense novels, will appear at The San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Writers Club meeting on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Please note that the meeting will be held on the second Saturday instead of the usual first Saturday of the month. At the meeting, she will […]

Team Up with the Right Editor to Make Your Writing Leaner, Faster, Stronger | IWOSC/SPAWN meeting Thousand Oaks.

Team Up with the Right Editor to Make Your Writing Leaner, Faster, Stronger | IWOSC/SPAWN meeting Thousand Oaks.

OCTOBER 7 Meeting 6:30 to 8 pm Goebel Adult Center Thousand Oaks, CA Team Up with the Right Editor to Make Your Writing Leaner, Faster, Stronger Editor Tammy Ditmore will go through the process of finding and working with an editor — often the most important person for your book’s success. NOTE FROM KATHLEEN: I […]

The 805 Writers Conference TOOLS — SKILLS — RESOURCES

The 805 Writers Conference TOOLS — SKILLS — RESOURCES

Pictured above from left to right: Top row: Carolyn Howard-Johnson, bestselling author on book marketing and workshop leader; Michelle Zeitlin, literary agent who takes books to the screen; and, Naomi Kim Eaglson, editor. Second row: Kimberly Davis Basson, author; Patricia Fry, bestselling author of over 80 books; Shelly Lowenkopft, editor extraordinarrie and author of over 40 books and workshop leader; and, Penny […]

Christopher Locke to speak on “The Path to Book Marketing Success & How to Build Buzz” Sep 9 – Thousand Oaks Goebel Center

Christopher Locke to speak on “The Path to Book Marketing Success & How to Build Buzz” Sep 9 – Thousand Oaks Goebel Center

SEPTEMBER 9 Meeting 6:30 to 8 pm Goebel Adult Center Thousand Oaks, CA “The Path to Book Marketing Success & How to Build Buzz” with Christopher Locke, indie publisher/author and IBPA Marketing Guru IWOSC/SPAWN September 9 Meeting Goebels Adult Center Thousand Oaks The September 9 meeting of IWOSC/SPAWN Ventura County will host indie publisher/author Christopher Locke […]

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