• WC2 presents their 34th!Are you writing your first novel or screenplay? 
  • Do you want to improve your skills at the craft of writing? 
  • Do you have a work-in-progress you want help polishing?  
  • Do you need help to develop a screenplay, or graphic novel? 
  • Do you want to take your skills as an author to the next level?
  • Do you have a polished manuscript and need an agent? 
  • Are you looking to learn about the business of publishing?
  • Have you found your voice as an author, and are you using it?
  • Are you getting the most story out of your premise?
  • Do your characters lack originality – do they feel the same?
  • Have your characters kidnapped the plot and gone off the reservation?
  • Do you need a “kick in the pants” to finish a manuscript?
  • Do you have a finished MS and need professional advice to polish it?
  • Are you ready to pitch agents & publishers, but don’t have access to the right ones?
  • Do you need help building a platform to promote your work?
  • Have you enjoyed the annual Digital Author™, BCX™ Creative Writing, Big Story™, or
    Genre-LA™ Writers Conferences, and wish you could get more?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions, then the
California Creative Writers Conference™ is for you!

Why this Conference is Unique -- and Better

The CCWC™ is a great opportunity for you to experience a personal education and inspirational guidance from more than 40 literary agents, best-selling authors, veteran educators, industry professionals, professional editors, and publishers.

Learn the craft and business of writing fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting taught by Hollywood veterans. And learn how to take your writing to the next level and what it takes get published.

What's New

To increase your chances for a successful meet and pitch, we have always offered a live panel with the attending literary agents, scouts, and publishers. Each discusses who they are, their agency, the genres they represent, and what they are looking for in an author.

Now, in addition, after the "Meet the Agents" panel, and before you meet with these professionals, we have added a group pitch training session with an expert who will listen to your pitch and make constructive comments to improve your message and delivery. Then you will be able to make appointments via our 1-on-1 Desk and have time to practice before your moments to shine.

Why Register Early

Register now to get Early-bird tuition discounts (financing available) which includes the full schedule of topics, lectures, free 1-on-1 pitch sessions with literary agents, editors and publishers, swag bags with books, and much more. All include admission to the "Gathering of Writers", the late night Renegade workshop, and the Great Beginnings live read and critique workshops.Register Now!

Event Summary
March 2023
March 3-8 Virtual
March 11-12 In Person


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