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Welcome to The Write Spot - an online writing community offering inspiration and writing prompts to spark your writing. Contact Marlene if you want to post a book review. Click on Writers Forum, Jumpstart or Resources for writing events in Northern California.

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Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books - Petaluma

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

Monday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Workshops are cancelled until we are no longer sheltering in place.

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:45 am

Workshops are cancelled until we are no longer sheltering in place.

Copperfield's Books - San Rafael

Wednesday afternoons, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Workshops are cancelled until we are no longer sheltering in place.

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Now available: The Write Spot: Writing as a Path to Healing, the sixth book in The Write Spot series, is a collection of short pieces illustrating the healing power of writing. The resources section contains information about freewriting, tips for self-care when writing about difficult topics, how to manage stress, calming techniques, ideas for recharging, and recommended books.

Select The Write Spot ereaders will be on sale through August.

$15 Amazon

$3.49 Kindle reader

Writers Forum 2020

Writers Forum has a new look and a new theme.

In August and September, the Forum chats will be based on the anthology, The Write Spot: Writing as a Path to Healing.


Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova

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Brenda Bellinger’s Taking Root is an engaging story with believable characters that drew me in, welcoming me to join them. Taking up residence in this community is like biting into a warm blueberry muffin and sipping a hot mocha . . . warm, endearing, and nurturing. I look forward to reading more of Brenda’s books. — Marlene Cullen, Editor, The Write Spot Books “From the very first page I was drawn into Delaney’s unfortunate life of coping with panic attacks while trying to become independent at the tender age of seventeen. With no family support and a relentless elderly woman and young music store owner who befriend her, she is determined to change the course of her life but a startling discovery from her past threatens to destroy her success.  I found myself cheering for Delaney on every page!”  — Janet Pierce, Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the…

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