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Scribblers' Scoop
The Official CBW-LA Newsletter

Scribblers' Scoop is the quarterly publication of the CBW-LA. It is available to the public, free of charge. To view the newsletter, please download the PDF to your computer and then view it using any PDF file reader.

Every edition includes a President's Letter, CBW-LA Board News, Upcoming Event Information, Membership Information and Volunteer Opportunities.

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May 2014 download: Scribblers Scoop May 2014
View in web browser: Google Docs May 2014 (low resolution)
Editor: Alana Garrigues
Layout Design: Lucy Ravitch
Advice Columnist: "Charlie Bast"
Member Spotlight: Cassie Gustafson
Reporters: Anjali Amit, Clara Asuncion, Tiffani Barth, Stephanie Dreyer, Alana Garrigues, Lucy Ravitch, Nutschell Windsor
Advertiser: Morgan Media
President's Letter
Board Notes
Wanted: Characters of All Cultures and Colors
Regional Writing Opportunities
Out and About at the L.A. Times Festival of Books
A Book Map: A Writer's Best Friend
Book Reviews: Writing Craft, Picture Book, Middle Grade, YA
Top Ten Websites for Writers
100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know (by Aerogramme Writer's Studio)
Recap: Novel Writing Boot Camp
Quarterly Questions
Brain Boost: Next Sentence
Upcoming CBW-LA Events: Writing Day Anthology Workshop, Do You Give Good ... Voice? with Samantha Combs, Establishing Your Independence: Marketing Secrets with Sheri Fink
And More!

March 2014 download: Scribblers Scoop March 2014
View in web browser: Google Docs March 2014 (low resolution)
Editor: Alana Garrigues
Layout Design: Lucy Ravitch
President's Letter: A Look Back at 2013
Meet Herald Sibylla Nash
Moving On Up: From Meetup to
Upcoming Events: Novel Writing Bootcamp, MG/YA Crit Group, Anthology Writing Day 2014
Events in Review: Annual Kickstarting Event, Voice with Author Kristen Kittscher
Quarterly Questions: Goal Setting and Writer Quirks
Brain Boost: Five Words
The Benefits of Joining a Professional Writing Organization
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Story Sprouts:
  • Story Sprouts 2014
  • Launch Party Photos
  • The Press Release
  • The Donation to Philippine Disaster Relief
  • Story Sprouts Blurbs
  • Author Chat with the Story Sprouts Authors
  • Stops on the Story Sprouts Worldwide Blog Tour
  • Top Ten Reasons to Write for Kids
  • The Many Roles of an Indie Author
And much, much more!

June 2013 download: Scribblers Scoop June 2013
View in web browser: Google Docs June 2013
Editor: Alana Garrigues
Columnist: Anjali Amit
Reporters: Stephanie Dreyer, Lucy Ravitch, Nutschell Windsor

Column: Finding Your Voice
The Dos and Don'ts of Query Letters
Book Review: Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
Book Review: Zorro Gets an Outfit by Carter Goodrich
The Character Arc
Recap: Blogging and the Author Platform Workshop
Quarterly Question: Plotter or Pantser?
Brain Boost: First Day

February 2013 download: Scribblers' Scoop February 2013
View in web browser: Google Docs Feb 2013

Editor: Alana Garrigues
Columnist: Anjali Amit

Meet CBW-LA Marketing Manager Angie Flores
CBW-LA Members Spotlight on YA and Horror Author Samantha Combs
Column: Seeking Information
Kickstart Your Writing Career Workshop Photos
Industry News: Nonfiction, Picture Book, Young Adult, KidLit Industry
Quarterly Question: Favorite Writing Software?
Brain Boost: Rainy Days

January 2013 Membership "EXTRA" download: Scribblers Scoop EXTRA Jan 2013
View in web browser: Google Docs Jan 2013
Editor: Alana Garrigues

President's Letter Introducing Membership Opportunities

November 2012
download: Scribblers Scoop Nov 2012 Final
View in web browser: Google Docs Nov 2012

Editor: Alana Garrigues
Reference: The Writing Nut blog by Nutschell Anne Windsor

Meet Your CBW-LA Directors
Best Practices: Critique Session Guidelines for the Writer and the Critic
Recap: Get on Your Write Path Workshop
Recap: Creative Writing Session on Voice, Style and the Art of Description
Recap: Myth, Magic and Madness with Kathie Fong Yoneda and Pamela Jaye Smith
Recap: Avoiding Publishing Pitfalls from Draft to Deal with Leigh Bardugo and Jennifer Bosworth
Recap: Self Publishing with Christopher J. Lynch
Industry News: KidLit Industry, Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Quarterly Question: The Book that Lit the KidLit Fire?
Brain Boost: Fairy Tale Rewrite

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