July 15 – Meeting – Working with Dialogue

July’s meeting will cover working with dialogue using a unique method so the all attending members can be involved. Without dialogue, you can only watch the action, and you will never be able to understand the emotional message. Different characters speak in a variety of ways. Real dialogue is getting into your character’s head. You […]

June 17 Monthly Meeting – Edit & Polish

The KWA meeting is Saturday, June 17th. Usual place…usual time. This is going to be a critique meeting. Bring your entries for the KWA anthology, which must be submitted by June 30th. Or you can bring any other work you want feedback on. Bring three (3) pages of your short story or two-three poems and […]

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 Must be an unpublished work which you own the rights to (you will retain the rights […]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 […]

February 18 – Monthly Meeting – Show, Don’t Tell & More

We’re continuing the year by offering more than one topic for discussion. Essentially you get “more bang for your buck” at these meetings. This month we will have discussions on the following topics: Show, Don’t Tell (something every writer struggles with). Plots: What are good plots and where to find them. Settings: What are novel […]

Jan 28 – Monthly Meeting – Editing

Please note that ONLY for this month, the meeting has been changed to January 28th. We’re starting off the new writing year with a program on Editing. There are so many ways to go about reviewing, refining, and improving your manuscript. What exactly do you edit, you ask? Well…everything. During the editing phase of a […]

December 17 Meeting – Holiday Party!

December 17th is our annual Holiday Party…fun times, sharing with friends, good food, and more. We will have a potluck meal starting at 1:30 pm. Bring a salad, a vegetable dish, an entree, or a dessert to share with everyone. KWA will provide water, tableware, plates, and napkins. We will also have a time for […]

November 19 Meeting – Self-Publishing

This month’s program will focus on Self-Publishing. If you’re curious about the various types of Indie publishing, this will be a valuable session for you. Even if you’re NOT quite ready to publish something on your own, you won’t want to miss this. Starla, aka Handout Queen, will have…handouts. The information distributed and discussed will […]

October 15 Meeting – Characters

This month our program has to do with Characters – What and Who They Are. No matter what genre you write in, characters are a key element to the writing project. This includes memoir writing. In a work of fiction, a character is a person (though not necessarily a human being) depicted in a narrative […]