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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Member Profiles

As we continue to improve our website platform, the KWA would like to provide a new venue for our members to share profiles, information about upcoming releases, and their personal website information.  Periodically, we want to showcase what our wonderful members are up to!  That means we’ll need our members to provide us with great […]

Platform Building: Identify, Engage and Commit to Your Tribe

Building a strong and successful author’s platform is every bit as vital as the construction of a dream home. It takes the raw materials of discipline and dedication to your tribe, or audience. As a writer, you are the proprietor of Company You, and must take control of your own marketing and public relations. Counting […]

Dear Diary: Journaling for Writers

The Hubster and I recently spent time with our daughter in Dallas, and took the opportunity to visit the Holocaust Museum. There was an exhibit of Otto Frank’s family photographs, father of noted diarist Anne Frank.  Diary of a Young Girl was a life-changing book for me, along with many other adolescents. Anne’s naïve, yet […]

How to Write a Killer Author Bio in Three Easy Steps

A clean, concise author biography is your calling card, and can mean the difference between future sales and languishing in the bookstore bargain bin. Creative writing may be your bread and butter, but tooting your own horn can be a difficult task. Here are three categories to consider: Short form: Two sentences. In third person. […]

Incorporating the Five Senses in Your Writing

I’m a foodie. The anticipation and joy in my heart that I experience while waiting for a restaurant entrée or homemade dinner is ridiculous. When the steaming plate is finally placed before me, I’m blissful. It is a feast for the senses. If you want to engage a reader into your written world, you must […]