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Screenwriting & TV Writing with Pilar Alessandra: 90-minute Q&A

Webinar
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This July we present this online Webinar as our monthly Seminar.

Are you a screenwriter or thinking about writing a movie or TV script?

Our popular seminar leader, Pilar Alessandra, author of “The Coffee Break Screenwriter,” answers your questions about the craft. Her tips and techniques are well known for getting writers On the Page, and helping them finish their scripts fast! Anything goes in this 90-minute video-conference Q&A. So, bring your questions about brainstorming, outlining, character work, dialogue and page-writing.

Writers can ask about:

  • Structure
  • Outlining
  • Character work
  • Page craft
  • and any other questions you may have.

Presented by: Pilar Alessandra

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Pilar Alessandra

Carson Beck

What Writers & Publishers Should Know About Audiobooks

Panel
Monday, June 24, 2019

What to know about creating an audiobook version of your book?

Have you wondered about the viability or value of creating an audio version of your book? Does your book lend itself to an audio version? Could it?

Whether you’ve already written and published your book or are still writing it, whether your words are fiction or nonfiction, the insights from our panel of professional voice actors can be of great benefit as you contemplate the possibility of turning it into an audio book.

Our panel, composed of professional and experienced voice actors and producers, will discuss

  • The economics of producing an audio book
  • How adding sound, music and studio tricks can make your audiobook pop
  • If the voice in your mind is the voice heard on your audiobook

And, top voice actors will read some of your words so you can hear how gender, age and style can affect your written words

Bring your books and your questions so our great panel can provide information and answers that you need to know.

Moderator: Andre Stojka
Diane Michelle
Brenny Bravos
Marc Graue

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IWOSC Reads Its Own – February 2019

Twice a year, a dozen or so members get together at a local book store and regal fellow writers and the public with some of their writing.

Readers this time:
IWOSC Reads Its Own is proud to present its line-up of February 2019 star readers:

Roselyn Teukolsky
Roberta Edgar
(Margaret) Peggy York
Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Rosalind Barden
William Anthony
Dennis Moran
Bo Kyung Kim
Gloria Garvin
Barbara Hodgson
Bert Wouters
Flo Selfman


Summer Party at Sagebrush Cantina!

Summer Party at Sagebrush Cantina! If you’ve already registered we look forward to having you join us for our annual summer blast! Registration is now closed. This year we are venturing to the Wild West and the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas for a sit-down meal inside the air-conditioned restaurant. We’ll each be ordering for a set menu (below) upon arrival to the Sagebrush. However, you’ll be paying for the meal in full when you complete your Reservation. We also invite you to join us for a tour of the historic, interesting, — and allegedly haunted — Leonis Adobe/Plummer House and museum which is […]

Sagebrush Cantina, home to our writer party 2018

webinar payment

How to pay for this Webinar Thank you for your RSVP! Our payment information for this special phone-in seminar is below. But first, please note: This webinar begins at 7:00 p.m. Please come online by 6:50. We’ll be emailing you the instructions closer to the date. To pay for this Webinar You must pay for this webinar online. If you RSVP’d for more than one person on the previous page, you’ll need to pay for them now. When you click Add to Shopping Cart, your shopping cart will appear at the top right on a Desktop, below on a mobile device. (If you’ve ordered […]


Summer party 2017

Summer Party in the Heart of Hollywood This summer our party is in the heart of Hollywood, at the second oldest eatery on Hollywood Blvd. We’re also touring the historic Egyptian Theater located right next door. Come early to meet with friends and catch up on news. Our back room will be ready by 12:30. If you come earlier look for people with name tags at the bar. We’ll then gather in the back room and spill over into the patio. Oh, and we’ll have a few prizes to be won, too. Sorry, reservations are now closed. Date and Time […]