November Means?

November is an awesome month. I look forward to it every year, and not because of Turkey day and not because it’s fall. Nope! I look forward to it because as soon as the first comes around I have a perfect excuse to avoid all responsibilities, like feeding children and cleaning house. November means it’s […]

Business Cards for Creative Types

A writer wants their words to be memorable, but there’s another item they want everyone to notice…their business card.  Your name, email address, photo and website are sufficient introductory information. Experts argue if you really need to add your writing genre. If your website has links to your Facebook fan page, Pinterest page and Twitter […]

June’s Writer Feature

KWA’s June Writer Feature: Carol Englehaupt Carol writes middle grade, adult cozy mystery, fantasy, and YA paranormal as C.L. Roth. Her current work in progress is the sequel to her middle grade fantasy, Cosmic Shift, titled Cosmic Chaos. Writing has given her a separate life from her son, an artist with cerebral palsy.  “I am […]

Party On, Wayne: Gathering Research From Area Festivals and Cultural Events

Writing conferences and conventions are informative and helpful in the quest for publication. However, there are a slew of cultural and fun events in this area that can enrich your prose with flavor, color and depth. You may want to attend these festivals and research subjects of interest to your readers. Make sure to get […]

Arlene Rains Graber, Featured KWA Writer

Arlene Rains Graber shows style and a great deal of writing flexibility in her two chosen genres.  She says, “I write Women’s Fiction, both secular and Christian.”  This diversity has led to success, as she is writing the third book in her series, A Plane Tree in Provence. Asked about her authorial beginnings, she remembers: […]

New for Youth!

I’m happy to announce that our first Annual Youth Contest will begin in just a few short days! You have just enough time to polish them entries and get them ready for entry! We’re accepting entries from May 1- June 1, or until we reach 100 entries. We do have a few things up our […]

Wes Brummer, Featured KWA Writer

Wes Brummer still laments the end of the Bar None candy bar.  He probably wishes he had one to crunch through while working on his novel, Dust and Roses, a historical of Depression-era Kansas.  History is what Wes loves.  He writes, I feel a story makes the history more alive and compelling.  It doesn’t matter […]

Jennifer Stinger, Featured KWA Writer

It is with distinct pleasure that we profile our intrepid KWA Newsletter editor, Jennifer Stinger.  While you may not recognize her face, you have definitely seen her work if you have read a recent newsletter.  Like many of our KWA membership, Jennifer struggles to find time to write between her full-time job, and raising a […]

Katherine Pritchett, Featured KWA Writer

Katherine Pritchett is a gal that says she has “rarely met a book I didn’t like.” A prolific writer and collaborator, Katherine considers herself primarily a novelist, although she has written articles, papers and policy at work.  She says that she loves “the luxury afforded by the word count to dig deep into the characters […]

Michael Watson, Featured KWA Writer

Meet Michael Watson.  He mostly writes historical action/adventure, 1950s, but has written short stories and a western.  He finds that writing “is a constant learning experience” that has caused him to notice the world around him more. Michael’s newest book, Treasure of the Anasazi, is part of his Jack Trader series, currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, […]