News & Notes




You’ve been incubating ideas for days. You sit down to write and…. nothing!    What just happened? Where did all the ideas go?

It could be fear. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not being good enough, fear somebody else did it better already . . .

Here are a few articles related to fear to get some perspective before you sit down in front of that blank page or screen:

Stephen King Still Fears Failure. How About You? By Marcy McKay

10 Ways to Harness Fear and Fuel Your Writing by Sage Cohen

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

Meetings & Reminders

Upcoming Events:

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SWC has a virtual spot for members to continue to connect, learn, share, give feedback and support at  An annual membership gives you access to the forum, Zoom meetings, member gatherings & workshops as well as a spot in our annual anthology.

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