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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

Jumpstart meets Oct. 2, 16, 23 • Nov. 6, 13, 20 • No meetings in December

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Jumpstart meets Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 • Nov. 7, 14, 21• No meetings in December

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

Now available:  The Write Spot Anthology: Discoveries reveals techniques Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono use in their Jumpstart Writing Workshops. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, non-fiction, or poetry, or if you are experiencing writers block, Discoveries will inspire your writing and open doors for self-discovery and transformational writing. Available at Amazon.com $12

Writers Forum 2017

October 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St. Petaluma

Writers Forum presenter Cameron Kids will answer questions about children’s book publishing and the process of making a book. 

Cameron Kids—the children’s book imprint of Cameron + Company, an independent publisher based in Petaluma, California—publishes a growing list of compelling, thoughtfully and beautifully written, illustrated, edited, designed and produced titles children’s books for all ages. 

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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