May 20 Monthly Meeting – Characterization

At the May meeting, Rae Cuda will lead the discussion on characters. The group will talk about what they are, who they are, and share hints on developing them. Members are encouraged to bring their thoughts and characters to the meeting. Plan to take part in the discussion.

2017 KWA Anthology

This is a reminder about the 2017 KWA Anthology, with a deadline of June 30, 2017. 2017 KWA Anthology Guidelines: Must be a member of KWA. No pornographic material (try to make it suitable for ages 10 to 90). Must be an unpublished work which you own the rights to (you will retain the rights […]

March 18 Monthly Meeting – Discussion on Agents

Do we need to find an agent? This month the conversations will concern agents. We will share our experiences. We will also discuss Synopsis…what they are and are they hard to do. Along with that, we will talk about Query Letters, which is often another puzzling part of the writing process. Bring an example of […]

Fairy Tale Challenge – Write In West McAlister’s Deli

In an effort to breathe some life into the Monday night Write-Ins, we’re going to add some CHALLENGES. (Particularly to the West location) You don’t have to take part in the Challenge. You are still welcome to join us for networking and help with your writing. These are the Challenge ideas for the next few […]

September 17 Meeting – Mystery Writing Panel & Manipulating Time Program

This is one of those “more bang for your buck” meetings. At the September 17 meeting we will have two programs. 1:30-2:45 – Panel on writing mysteries, Rae Cuda and Louse Pelzl 3:00-4:00 – Mike Klaassen presentation “Warped Time: How You Can Manipulate Time in Fiction” –

Write-Ins – East and West – Tonight

A special Write-In reminder…I will be at the west McAlister’s Deli (7130 W Maple..Maple & Ridge) tonight. I’ll show up around 5 pm and stay until maybe 7 pm. Stop in and find out what this is all about. We network with fellow writers, share writing issues (news, writing stumbling blocks, etc.). And you are […]

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 […]

The Best Books on Writing

I realize that many of the writers in the KWA have found their personal strides.  But I am a writer still exploring my creative voice.  As both a writer of fiction and a poet, there are several books that I return to time and again to refuel and bring zest to my work.   Hopefully a […]