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Jumpstart Your Writing Career Workshop + Author Headshot Day

  • 20 Jan 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Torrance Airport Meeting Room 3301 Airport Drive, Torrance CA 90505


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • *$5 OFF with early registration
  • *$5 OFF with early registration
  • Send a copy of your IDs to and you'll receive the registration code.

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Jumpstart Your Writing Career  

Find the “write path” towards achieving your writing dreams. We'll help you map out your writing career by clarifying your writing visions, setting your writing goals for the year, and mapping out a three year career plan.

You'll discover what kind of writer you are, and learn all about your different publishing options.

If you’ve always wanted to write, but don’t know where to start, if you’re stuck in a writing rut or want to rekindle your passion for writing, or if you’re serious about getting published but don’t know much about the industry, this workshop will be of great help to you.

We’ll have worksheets, handouts and writing exercises to help you get started on whatever writing path you wish to travel.

Here's a sampling of what you'll learn if you register for the workshop:

1. The Key Paths to Publishing - Traditional publishing and self-publishing are just two of the many options you have for getting published.

2. How a book gets published traditionally

3. The basics of self-publishing including:

a. Your self-publishing options

b. The Real Cost of Self-Publishing a book

4. The pros and cons for both traditional publishing and self-publishing

5. Other Publishing Options

6. Tools to kickstart your writing career

And much, much more!

About the Speaker

Nutschell (pronounced Noo-SHELL, in case you were wondering) Anne Windsor is a middle grade/young adult fantasy writer. She is the Founder and President of CBW-LA and is the Co-Regional Adviser of the L.A. Region of SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).

Nutschell founded the Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles ( in 2010 with the hope of sharing knowledge with fellow children’s book writers in the area. Following a BA in Psychology from the University of the Philippines (Diliman), Nutschell became an English teacher at Miriam College High School. Currently, she is the Creative Writing (Online) and Events Rep for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Nutschell’s experiences have turned her into a detail-oriented, organized planner, and she uses these skills to teach and facilitate workshops and critique sessions for CBW-LA. She is also an active member of the blogging community. She shares writing tips, techniques and reports on various writing events at and on Twitter @nutschell.

*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members when you pay online

*Non-members pay the full amount 

*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of KAYLA WAYMAN, A STORY SPROUTS NOVEL


*If you'd like to avail of this optional promo, please arrive between 11:00 AM - 12 Noon. Photos will be taken before the workshop.

To help you get started with your writing career, we have invited photographer Ross Anthony to take your author headshots for the discounted price of $25. (A headshot shoot can easily cost hundreds of dollars!) 

These author photos can be used for your blogs, book jacket covers, and other promotional materials.

Check out samples of Ross's headshots below and here.

These author photos can be used for your blogs, book jacket covers, and other promotional materials.

Check out samples of Ross's headshots here.

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