Membership drive now on

Why be a member?

Community – talk with other writers for inspiration, encouragement and learn about process.

Practice – challenge yourself at monthly writing practice sessions. Show up, hear a prompt, write!  Good for flexing and stretching those writer muscles. Readings will also take place at various venues in and around Sooke.

Production – get into the writing habit by committing to deadlines. With SWC, the prime deadline is for the anthology. If you are a member, you can be published in the annual anthology.

Learn – from time to time we have members or guests present talks on their writing process, marketing, character development, publishing, editing etc. etc.

Support – membership funds go towards the student writing contest and future gatherings. The anthology is one form of fund raising. Fund raising events will occur in the future with ideas already sprouting for literary events and workshops.

Our Mission: To provide support, connection, inspiration and encouragement to writers* at all levels of development in the Sooke region through membership services which include monthly meetings and community outreach in the form of student writing contests, workshops and readings. *please note this group is for adults.

To become a member you can sign up here or attend the next meeting. Membership fees are $20/year. Donations gratefully accepted.

Last Night’s Meeting

Last night we discussed goals and what we did to achieve them. Of course in order to finish a story, poem, novel etc. you have to write.

On WritingSome notes from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”

“Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”

“So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”

“Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe.”

See King’s top twenty rules for writers