August 2015 Meeting: Preparing Your Work for Publication

Our August 15th meeting will be a discussion on how to prepare your book for publication. Sonny Collins, a KWA member-at-large and the unofficial historian, will be explaining how to set up your book for publication with Lulu Press and Amazon.  He might also touch on developing audio books as well. Everyone is welcome to […]

February: Outlining and Storyboarding

Do you identify as a pantser or a plotter?  I start off as a panster (someone who writes by the seat of her pants) and slowly become a plotter (someone who has things, or at least most things, figured out).  Outlining has come a long way since the rigid Roman numerals approach they teach in school.  […]

Build an Idea Bank

I’ve always been one of those people that jots down the random ideas that float in my head.  The other day I was driving down McLean, on a route I’ve taken to work for the past four years.  For some reason, the statue of the bull marking the Chisholm Trail caught my attention, and I […]

January Meeting Update

Greetings, fellow writers!  I hope your 2014 is off to a great start! I’m looking forward to our January meeting.  Not only will our delayed holiday celebration finally take place (don’t forget to bring your favorite dish) but I’ll have the fun of introducing you to a concept I learned about several years ago on […]

No meeting today!

The December meeting has been canceled due to wintery weather. We will be moving the festivities to January. Have a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

Welcome to November

Greetings, fellow wordsmiths! Many of our Board Members are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so a lot of the posts throughout November will address NaNo.  Our first blog post will be from our Youth Coordinator, Samantha LaFantasie. We do know that NaNo isn’t for everyone: 50,000 words in a month is a lot, […]

Social Media & Upcoming Madness (aka NaNoWriMo)

We’ve all been told how important it is to network and promote.  Saturday’s meeting was informative and inspiring.  Sadly, Sonny wasn’t there so I have no pictures to share.  If you missed the meeting, Carol has kindly posted an overview complete with slides (if the slides malfunction, that’s my fault). We did spend a fair […]

Getting the word out

I try to be active on social media (anyone who follows me on Twitter is now laughing hysterically).  Like many, though, I need to get a lot better. Someone asked me why Twitter and Facebook (etc., etc.) are important – wouldn’t I be better off writing?  True, I do procrastinate a bit more than I […]

Endings and Beginnings

Greetings, fellow wordsmiths! Our September meeting will focus on endings.  Sonny Collins will lead the discussion: as usual, we’ll be eager to hear our members’ input as well.  I know I always struggle with endings – one of my biggest issues is thinking that the endings I come up with aren’t exciting or dramatic enough.  […]

The Future of KWA

Greetings, fellow wordsmiths!  I hope the writing is going well! I’d like to invite all of you to our August meeting.  Besides having an awesome panel discussion, we are going to review the changes that the Board has agreed on to help KWA continue to thrive. KWA has been around for 16+ years.  It hasn’t […]