Upcoming Workshops, Events, and Festivities

We’ve got a busy spring planned and we hope you’ll join us for the following!

Upcoming Events

March 5, 2015
Organize Your Writing Life (And Your Manuscript)
A FREE Finish the Damn Book Workshop
7:00 pm –  8: 30 pm
Schuler Books & Music, Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing

Are you stuck plotting? Are you writing without focus or drive? Are you stuck completely? Are your goals from January a distant dream? CCWA will share some tips and resources for organizing your life and your manuscript to get you back on track.

Members can also join us virtually. See the latest newsletter for the link and call-in information.

March 28, 2015
Writing about Relationships: The Tricky Bits
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Just like in real life, the relationships between your characters can be tricky and fraught with emotional landmines. Whether you’re writing about romance, siblings, friends, or the parent-child relationship, each character’s actions and baggage has an effect on the characters around him. Struggling with intimacy and conflict? The twisting and turning arcs of different characters? Writing a love scene? We’ve got you covered! Join us for this premier workshop featuring authors Alyssa Alexander, Diana Stout, Isabelle Drake, and Malea Powell to learn how to enhance your story’s conflict by embracing the fine art of relationship-building.
Cost: $20 for CCWA members, $30 for non-members

*This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 14 but was cancelled due to inclement weather. If you already registered for this event, your ticket is still valid. If you cannot attend on March 28th, we will issue you a refund.

April 2, 2015
The Plot Thickens: Solid Plotting Techniques
A FREE Finish the Damn Book Workshop
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Schuler Books & Music, Meridian Mall, Okemos

You have the idea. You know your characters’ names. You have scenes swimming around in your mind. But what order should they go in? What should happen in this book of yours? Good plotting techniques can help you answer those questions — and can make your writing life much easier as you aim to Finish the Damn Book. Join us for our April FTDB workshop to learn some tips and tricks for helping you find the right path for your plot.

April 16, 2015
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Claddagh Irish Pub, Eastwood Towne Center

Happy Birthday to Us! Join us for a night of creativity and camaraderie as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of Capital City Writers Association. There will be beer, snacks, a raffle drawing and an entertaining writing challenge.

You can RSVP here, and please invite your friends! Everyone is welcome.


April 25, 2015
Finish the Damn Book Write-in

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location TBA

Take two hours out of your week to do some intensive writing, revising, or editing.