Independent Writers of Southern California
IWOSC Welcomes you

If you’re a writer in the Los Angeles area or Southern California, at any level of your writing career, writing for yourself, for magazines or ezines, working a screenplay or editing copy, or working on a book — writing in any genre, we welcome you.

IWOSC, now celebrating our 35th anniversary year as one of LA’s longest-running professional writers’ organizations, provides writers of the greater LA or Southern California area with many opportunities to get together: seminars, panel and more! Our About page has more about the educational and informational events we offer for writers

Our Upcoming Writers’ Events

June Panel
How to Make Money as a Writer
   Yes, it can be done!

Monday, June 25, 2018
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.

(networking follows the program)

Free for IWOSC members
$15 non-members

Writing: it’s a rewarding experience, but it doesn’t always create spendable rewards.

Writers can be inspired and creative, but we do not always have the best business minds.

Our June panel for writers presents a panel of generous people who have actually made money within the profession of writing!

Our panelists of writers, editors, and professionals will present ideas for authors to consider: growth and marketing ideas that have demonstrated their effectiveness, and are potentially available to all.

We will discuss…

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Our previous Panel…

In our Annual Agents Panel we covered practical pointers for writers and what an agent can do for authors.
Read more…
A recording of this panel is available for purchase.

June Seminar
The Pitch
   with Pilar Alessandra

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

IWOSC members: $15
Non-members: $35

Learn how to pitch quickly and pitch well!

Whether you as a writer are pitching your book/novel idea to a publisher or your screenplay idea to a producer, this class will help you stay on point and avoid listener tune-out.

Pilar will guides writers to pitch in a concise, focused, and entertaining manner – one that emphasizes the hook and eliminates “writer-babble.”

As a writer, you never know when the chance to sell your book or screenplay may pop up. Be prepared, and learn to pitch your writing with panache and excitement.

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Satellites— Informal sessions for writers

IWOSC’s monthly drop-in satellite sessions are free and open to all writers — both members and non-members.

From Orange County to Pasadena to the San Fernando Valley, IWOSC has writers covered. Bring your writing, your ideas, problems, questions, and complaints. Receive support, laughs, juicy controversy, and plenty of networking. If there isn’t a satellite in your area, we welcome having you create one.

Our local area satellite groups for writers are: