Our regular meetings are available at no cost to our members, and we aim to keep social gatherings within our members' budgets. However, we welcome donations to help fund our website and add new features for our members, but it is not a requirement to join.
We offer the opportunity for our members to help others in person and online to build their writing skills constructively, actively, and respectfully. In addition, we have a 6-month Novel Workshop for more in-depth critiques. Please click here for more information.
We have weekly meetings at the Camarillo Public Library that include activities such as writing sprints and critique sessions. We also meet every Monday online through Discord. All of our meetings and social events are offered to everyone from beginners to published authors, and every level in between.
We encourage everyone to be professional, considerate, and supportive of their fellow group members. Our goal is to create an environment where our members feel safe to share their voices, ideas, and help build each other up.
"Fun, helpful group. I want to develop my story, my characters, my imagination so that I can write my book instead of dream about it."
The VCWS VIP Membership option is for our ACTIVE group members who would like to sign up for online benefits including:
--> Access to Writing Help documents, worksheets, and books via Google Drive.
--> Anthology Submissions
--> Google Drive File Access for Online Critiques
--> Private Messaging/Chat Between Members via Discord
--> Bi-Annual Manuscript Submissions for final copyediting/Beta reads
--> Invitations to member-only social gatherings and future writing retreats.
***Members must be regular attendees and will have to be approved by the event coordinator before gaining access to VIP online features. Dropping inactive members is up to the discretion of the organizer.