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 […]

Getting the word out

I try to be active on social media (anyone who follows me on Twitter is now laughing hysterically).  Like many, though, I need to get a lot better. Someone asked me why Twitter and Facebook (etc., etc.) are important – wouldn’t I be better off writing?  True, I do procrastinate a bit more than I […]

The Future of KWA

Greetings, fellow wordsmiths!  I hope the writing is going well! I’d like to invite all of you to our August meeting.  Besides having an awesome panel discussion, we are going to review the changes that the Board has agreed on to help KWA continue to thrive. KWA has been around for 16+ years.  It hasn’t […]

Thinking Outside the Box

Last weekend, our monthly KWA meeting was all about Thinking Outside the Box, that pesky thing that tends to place boundaries on how we can be successful.  The following brief synopsis was provided by our own H.B. Berlow, the facilitator for the day’s proceedings.  Be sure to leave a comment below explaining how you’ve been […]

Can You Pitch?

Our July Program on The High Concept Pitch really educated members on the Dos & Don’ts of ‘pitching’ our work to readers, agents, and publishers.  HB Berlow led the program.  Then several participants whipped up their own “pitches” on the spot. The following excerpt is from HB’s article in the August  KWA newsletter.  For full text, […]

Don’t Revile the Rewrite

I’m gearing up to talk about Editing and Revising this Saturday at our monthly meeting (you ARE planning to attend, aren’t you? There’ll be snacks, and air-conditioning). Funny thing about writers: Mention rewriting or revising, and you’re guaranteed an eye roll, a groan, or a slump in even the squarest of shoulders. Why do we […]

Share a Story at our May Workshop

We’re peeling back the layers of fiction genres and sub-genres at our monthly meeting this Saturday, May 21. But we’re also making time to let our members strut their stuff. You’re invited to bring something you’ve written and read it aloud. It can be a short story, poem, essay, or a scene from your novel. […]

Children’s Authors Wanted for Panel

KWA Member Carol Martin is looking for three or four children’s authors to hold a book talk/panel discussion at the Ark City Public Library in April. This event is sponsored by the Cowley County Writers Guild. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please email Carol at cjmartin62@yahoo.com.

January Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 15 1:30-4 p.m. Rockwell Public Library, Wichita, KS TOPIC: Goals, Ideas, and Organization for your Writing