Sep 19 Meeting

Now that the youngsters are back in school it’s time for KWA participants to “get schooled.” This Saturday, Sep 19, 1:30 at Rockwell Library, Carrie Lower (the regional organizer of NaNoWriMo)will honor us with a presentation on Scrivener, the organization software for any type of writing you have on your list. Those wanting to get […]

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 […]

June 20, 2015 Meeting

We are honored to announce a lecture from Gordon Kessler, author of the popular E Z Knight series, on Indie Publishing. Gordon is a former KWA president who is involved with writing groups in the Kansas City area, along with teaching myriad writing workshops nationwide. Join us at the Rockwell Library in Wichita this Saturday […]

Jan 17, 2015 Post Meeting Comments

We are off to a great start this year with 24 in attendance. Our first guest speaker was from the Wichita Central Library discussing how our members can add their books to the inventory of books in local circulation. The library is also eager to find ways to support local authors. More information will be […]

January 17, 2015 Meeting

We will open our new year with a guest speaker from the Collections Development department of the Central Library here in Wichita. We will learn how to submit our books for circulation in the library system. If you have books on-hand (4 copies are preferable), bring them for consideration as additions to our local libraries […]

Election Results for 2015 Board

Officers of the 2015 KWA board were elected at our November meeting and will be taking over at our January 17, 2015, meeting. All were voted in unanimously by the 21 members in attendance. They will appreciate your inputs for programs you would like to have presented in 2015, and more importantly, will be looking […]

December 20 Meeting

Come and celebrate the end of another fabulous writing year with your KWA friends. We can discuss NaNoWriMo successes and our goals for 2015, but mostly we will be socializing and munching on the side dishes we are all bringing. Plus, a holiday party wouldn’t be official without Santa. We will have a gift exchange: […]

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.  […]

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 […]

What Makes YOU So Special? A Guide to Creating Your Own Personal Brand

Social Media – October2013 Everyone is unique. Social media is where talented writers like us can shine. In just 20-30 minutes a day, you can master social media. We’re all busy. Most of us have days jobs. Here’s how to create a niche quickly. Create a unique trademark Use your writing genre to determine your […]