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INFORMATIVE & FUN:  The NSW's October meeting hosted Virginia Partain and 'How to Color Your Writing' by using colorful similes, metaphors, and character & setting descriptions. The speakers presentation was followed by a cake-celebration for Writer's Week.



NSW Hosts Members Christmas Party 

California Writers Club

Founded in 1909 the CWC is one of the nation’s oldest professional clubs for writers.



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     Curious Things, A Compilation of Curiously

     Disturbing & Sometimes Horrifying Stories

NSW’s Camp Fire Book

 The Book
North State Writers (NSW) is currently collecting first account stories that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of Camp Fire evacuees, survivors, first responders, medical staff, and nursing homes. The NSW Camp Fire book will contain a collection of stories by those who witnessed the horrific effects of the Nov 8th blazing inferno and the devastation of its aftermath; and the healing and hope as the ridge struggles to rebuild.

If you have a short story (3000 words or less) that you would like to have considered for publication, please submit it as a WORD email attachment to (
docx only, no PDFs): northstatewriters@gmail.com   

 Please type ‘Camp Fire Story’ in the subject line, and be sure to include your name, email address, and a phone number where you can be reached.

 Need Help Telling Your Story?
Those who need help sharing their story will be invited to a Spring Forum where they can sit and talk with an NSW writer in a comfortable environment; NSW writers will record and/or notate the telling of the story and help you turn it into a written work. 

 The date and times for the Camp Fire Spring Forum will be posted on this page in January 2020.

 All proceeds from the NSW’s Camp Fire Book will be donated to a disaster fund maintained by the  North Valley Community Center & Foundation.



Our members will be busy celebrating the Holidays with their families. . .

We do, however, invite you to join us on January 20th for a lively panel discussion on publishing.

INFORMATIVE & FUN:  The NSW's November meeting hosted CSU faculty member, Heather Altfeld, and "Using Observation & Conversation in Poetry & Prose. 

WELCOME To North State Writers

North State Writers (NSW) is a chartered branch of the California Writers Club. The NSW is a non-profit organization bringing together professional authors, novice writers, and all others within the authorial realm in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Members share their knowledge and skills through critique groups, at general meetings and during conferences and workshops. Non-published members gain experience, encouragement, and guidance to help them become published writers. Meetings are positive, uplifting events meant to inspire and motivate all its members. 

​​North State Writers is open to all writers, editors, illustrators, publishers, & agents  regardless of their level of experience. 

  • Network with other authors, editors, agents, publishers,  illustrators
  • Acquire writing techniques to hone your craft
  • Learn how to market your work 
  • Make use of a variety of Mentoring & Educational Workshops​