August 18th Meeting

The August 18th meeting will be a time of learning, a time of sharing our experiences on the subjects of the month. Drum roll here… The subjects are Cliff Hangers, Plot, and Theme. Kathy Pritchett will present a program to start the discussions off. Come prepared to learn something new. Come prepared to share your […]

July 21 Meeting – Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are provided to challenge our members, to get our creative juices flowing. If you haven’t joined the fun, now is your chance. The writing prompts for July 21st are as follows: What if the use of robots in school becomes a workable reality? You have just met an alien from another planet. He […]

May 19th Writing Prompts

As usual, we are supplying some writing prompts to challenge our members. If you don’t like any of these prompts, you are welcome to come up with one of your own. What would you pack in your suitcase if you could not go home again? It started out as an unusual Monday morning, when I […]

August 19 Meeting – How to Become an Indie Author and The Steps You Need to Take

We will have a special guest speaker at the August 19th meeting: Victoria M. Patton. She will talk about “How to Become an Indie Author and the Steps You Need to Take.” Patton will do a quick overview and have some handouts that will have resources. She will give some marketing pointers and will offer […]

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.

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 […]