April 21st Meeting and Writing Prompts

April is National Poetry Month and, as usual, we will focus on Poetry at the monthly meeting. John Jenkinson will be our special guest speaker on the subject. The prompts read in March were outstanding. One was a reading, thank you, Chris. The other was done verbally, thank you, David. Most of us are in […]

March 17th Meeting – Writing Prompts

Last month, at the meeting, the stories from the prompts were wonderful, each one so different. Thank you, Chris, Charlie, Tom and Starla for participating. This month’s Prompts are: Write about a time in your life when you struggled with a choice and made the right one. What would you do if you were locked […]

Feb 17th Meeting – Writing Prompts

Prompts for KWA for February 2018 Last month, at the meeting, the stories from the prompts were brilliant. Our members come up with such wonderful stories and poems. Thank you, Chris, Gloria, Charlie, and Starla for participating. This month’s Prompts are: You received a Valentine box of candy, and when you opened the card placed […]

August 19 Meeting Change – Prompts and More

There has been a change to our planned August 19th meeting. Our guest speaker had to change her presentation to September 16th. Writing prompts will be discussed. The following are some suggested ones to try out. Harry Potter comes to your house for dinner. Write this scene as if you were a teenager. Job Swap […]

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 meeting wrap-up…and new fun things

Words from Louise… We had an excellent meeting in July. Members read their dialogue and then it was open for general discussion. I have to say I was impressed that everyone at the meeting participated. We all know how to the write good dialogue. Dialogue is a vast subject that cannot be completed at one […]

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.

2017 KWA Anthology

This is a reminder about the 2017 KWA Anthology, with a deadline of June 30, 2017. 2017 KWA Anthology Guidelines: Must be a member of KWA. No pornographic material (try to make it suitable for ages 10 to 90). Must be an unpublished work which you own the rights to (you will retain the rights […]