We offer three kinds of writers' groups memberships: PRESS, to maximize your writing productivity and pace, SLAKE, to refine your writing craft, and Writing Labs, where you can drop in for practical help and moral support with whatever writing task you are working on.
All three groups are geared to help you in practical ways right now, while also equipping and empowering you to grow as a writer— to learn new strategies and hone your skills.
Just one visit will help you in the moment.
Consistent participation over time will help you a great deal more.
Here's how they compare:
Meets once a month on the last Sunday evening of the month, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Pacific Time.
Limited to ten critique participants per meeting.
Submission deadline is ten days before the meeting date: late submissions will be held for the following month.
Focuses on learning the writing business (traditional, independent, and hybrid publication, freelance writing, that sort of thing) and honing the writing craft (every aspect of it, for fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, professionals, and creative entrepreneurs).
Includes membership to PRESS!
Meets via Zoom on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Time (UTC -7). Check the weekly email for details!
No limit to the number of participants per session.
No submissions: set your own goals, share your own struggles and victories.
Focuses on doing the work, not critiquing the work!
Includes membership in SLAKE!
(Includes PRESS & SLAKE!)
Meets once or twice per week, usually Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Pacific Time (UTC -7).
Limited to ten drop-in participants at any one time, but people come and go.
Bring us anything: application letters, bio blurbs, blog posts, research papers, scripts, poetry, love notes, slide stacks, we'll help you get it right. We focus on solving problems, learning skills, mastering specific tasks.
Includes membership in SLAKE and PRESS, plus guaranteed critique inclusion if the group is full!
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*PLEASE NOTE: The Wordsmith Writing Coaches office is currently closed in accordance with city and county contagion-control guidelines. Because of this, all writers' groups will meet online only.
You can find our California State-Mandated Risk Assessment and Protocols here. These will govern the Stage Three reopening of the Wordsmith office. Contact us directly with any further questions.