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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

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

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

January 6, 13, 20, 27

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

January 7, 14, 21, 28

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

Now available: The Write Spot: Possibilities is a mixture of playful, experimental, and insightful stories with prompts, resources, and words of encouragement for writers.


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Amazon, Copperfield's Books, and JavAmore' Cafe', a charming café in Penngrove, CA

Writers Forum 2020

February 20 David Templeton will talk about playwriting.


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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The definition of marketing is connecting with people in a human way and doing it as authentically as possible. Writing can heal and transform lives. Guest blogger Bella Mahaya Carter shares her epiphany about newsletters and marketing. Sometimes I want to lay down my ambition, hit cruise control, and glide through life.  But as an author (and human being) there’s so much I don’t know and want to learn. Case in point: I had a wonderful experience publishing my memoir with She Writes Press. I’ve come close to selling out my 1000-book print run—except for a few boxes left in my garage, which remind me of this important fact: books don’t sell themselves.  The realization that I (along with most authors today) need to take responsibility for the business part of my writing life has been sobering—but also, surprisingly fun. I’ve been reading marketing books the way I used to read craft books as a young writer—inhaling…

The Write Spot Blog is a writing goldmine of information, help and encouragement. — Kelly

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