Author Archives: Starla

About Starla

Starla Criser is multi-published as a children's book author and author of older relationship stories. I am also multi-published in romance as Starla Kaye.

Academy Award Shorts Film Festival

The Wichita Public Library hosts an annual film festival showcasing the short films nominated for an Academy Award in the animation, live action and documentary categories. Check out the locations and times at

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January 2020 Handouts

Click to download the pdf file. Basic Formatting Basic Word and Page Counts Basic Genres Fiction Themes Where and When to Write What to Write Taxes and the Writer Websites to Announce Your Book and Promote Goal Setting Organization

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January 18th – Basics and Goals

A new year is upon us. Time to get moving forward on a project you’ve started and maybe got stalled on. Or time to move past the thought of “I’ll write a book (or whatever) someday” and get started. Maybe … Continue reading

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January 18th Writing Prompts

It’s a new year and we should be off and running, excited about writing. To start this venture, here are some Prompts, Words, and Exercises. Prompts: He’d never been in her bathroom before. As he turned on the hot water … Continue reading

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More December 21st Writing Prompts

This will be my last writing prompts, as it is time to turn this enjoyable task over to someone else. I have enjoyed doing these. It is fun to see how talented our KWA members are. Merry Christmas and a … Continue reading

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Dec 21st Writing Prompts

The December meeting is the “party” meeting. It isn’t required, but you are invited to bring something finger-food wise to share with everyone. There will also be a gift exchange for anyone wanting to take part in that. Bring something … Continue reading

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KWA November 16th Meeting

The November 16th meeting was a great one with lots of enthusiasm and excitement about writing, sharing and caring about each other. It is always wonderful to be part of such an experience. More and more people are sharing their … Continue reading

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More November 16th Writing Prompts

As always, we have additional writing prompt choices to offer those of you interested in a challenge. These are from Louise Pelzl. Everyone needs to learn to do an elevator pitch. What is it, you ask? Pretend you are on … Continue reading

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Authors selling books

It was brought to my attention that KWA members with books to sell could bring them to the November meeting. I was not at the meeting and no one mentioned this to me. But, in truth, our authors may bring … Continue reading

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November 16th Writing Prompts

It’s almost time again for the KWA monthly meeting, which means it’s time for you to think about trying a writing challenge. If you haven’t tried doing so, now is your chance! The words to play with are: violin – … Continue reading

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