Sep/Oct

Carrie Lower made our Sep meeting a huge success. We thank her for dissecting the mysteries of Scrivener. The non-users in the crowd were seriously swayed to give it a try, and the users had questions answered. leaving with new ideas on how to employ Scrivener’s many features. We are now all looking forward to the StoryMaster himself, author Gordon Kessler, our Oct 17th speaker, and his presentation on genres of horror and suspense thrillers. Tuck in those goosebumps, grab a notepad and plan to meet us at Rockwell library.

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 the most from the class are encouraged to bring: (1) a laptop with Scrivener already downloaded, (2) an idea for a story so Carrie can help you compose a template, and (3) one website address connected to your research. If you are on the fence about buying Scrivener ($40), there should be plenty of screens you can watch to see how it works and if it will work for you. Hope to see you there.

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 attend these meetings, whether or not you’ve scribbled for years or are thinking about finally sitting down to write that book you’ve always dreamed about.  Our members bring a wealth of experience, and we look forward to hearing from them at each and every meeting!

KWA holds monthly workshops the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:30 – 4:00 at Rockwell Public Library, 5939 E. 9th Street, Wichita, KS.

We also hold “write-ins” every Monday evening at McAlister’s Deli, 330 N. Rock Road.  Come by and say hello!

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 at 1:30 to learn more about self-publishing and how the process works.

April and May

We had a fabulous meeting on Short Stories in April with Starla and Sonny, then had a special Pitching presentation by Chris Robertson, a screenwriter from Hollywood. Next month, May 16, we’re going to have Starla, former KWA president and author of over 70 books, talking about the different genres and their requirements. Hope to see you there, Rockwell Library, 1:30.

Mar 21, 2015 Meeting

Spring has sprung, inspiring new creativity. KWA provides opportunities for creativity to grow in the warmth of kindred energy. Whether you’re a budding author, a seasoned perennial, or harboring a wishful seed, KWA can provide a rich environment for your personal growth. Join us Saturday as we discuss critiquing…helping fellow authors with their craft. Hope to see you, 1:30, Rockwell Library.

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 posted on our member’s only Facebook page. We prepared our agenda for the coming year and discussed writer’s block. A new member was welcomed along with two previous members returning–good omens for growth this year.