he Great White Art is what John Gardner called it, what it is that we, the writer, do. While art it may be, today's market realities dictate that it is the faceless reader who we, the commercial writer, are ultimately writing for. Communicating successfully to that reader is what the Southern California Writers' Conference is about.
For many, when appraising the words we've written and finally face in print, so often what we see are only the things left unsaid, the precious space between the lines left unfilled that might otherwise further enrich the work and make it commercially viable to that reader across the page; that one single individual who might well make the difference between a book or screenplay that sells and one that never does.
By providing writers of all levels a combination of authoritative critique and interactive, disciplinary workshops led by working publishing and film industry professionals, the SCWC has facilitated nearly $4 million in first-time author book and screen deals since its founding in 1986.
So whether you're a writer unable to determine why your work's not working, a writer simply in search of some answers, a writer wanting feedback on what you've written, a writer just starting out, or just a writer who wants to hang with other writers, do yourself a favor and join us for the Fourth Periodical Southern California Writers' Conference *Palm Springs.
Your words are worth it!