Jun 21 Meeting

Our treasurer, Kae, wowed the group with a sterling Power Point presentation on Building Story Worlds (view it in our “handouts” tab). It set the bar pretty high (not that our presenters are competitors) for our former president, Gordon Kessler, as he presents our next topic: Hooks, Cliffhangers and the first 1-5 Pages. Gordon is […]

May 17 Meeting

Thanks to our president, Lisette, for the helpful presentation on Pitches given at our April meeting. This month we can hear how beneficial the information was to those attending the Oklahoma conference and to anyone asked, “What’s your book about?”. Our May topic, Building Story Worlds, is being led by Kae, our treasurer and will […]

April 19 Meeting

It’s time to prepare for our April 19 KWA Meeting which will feature panel discussions on Pitches. We will be focusing on how to get your writing project(s) noticed (and hopefully sold) by agents, publishers and editors who will be attending the OWI conference in Oklahoma City in May. Bring your sample pitches (or query […]

March 15 Meeting

After a dynamic Feb meeting on Outlining and Storyboarding by our VP, Starla, the bar has been set high for the rest of the year! Please join us for our March 15 meeting which will feature presentations on developing Characters and using Archetypes. Audience participation is always welcome so come prepared to add your own […]

Dues Due

Did I just say due-due? Whether it’s doo-doo or dues, the subject isn’t a pleasant one, but a necessary one to keep KWA in existence. Our dues run on a calendar-year schedule, so once you pay you are set until 2015! Does that even sound possible? Time does fly while we’re all busy cranking out […]

January Meeting Update

Greetings, fellow writers!  I hope your 2014 is off to a great start! I’m looking forward to our January meeting.  Not only will our delayed holiday celebration finally take place (don’t forget to bring your favorite dish) but I’ll have the fun of introducing you to a concept I learned about several years ago on […]

No meeting today!

The December meeting has been canceled due to wintery weather. We will be moving the festivities to January. Have a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

Welcome to November

Greetings, fellow wordsmiths! Many of our Board Members are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so a lot of the posts throughout November will address NaNo.  Our first blog post will be from our Youth Coordinator, Samantha LaFantasie. We do know that NaNo isn’t for everyone: 50,000 words in a month is a lot, […]

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 […]

Endings and Beginnings

Greetings, fellow wordsmiths! Our September meeting will focus on endings.  Sonny Collins will lead the discussion: as usual, we’ll be eager to hear our members’ input as well.  I know I always struggle with endings – one of my biggest issues is thinking that the endings I come up with aren’t exciting or dramatic enough.  […]