Election Results for 2015 Board

Officers of the 2015 KWA board were elected at our November meeting and will be taking over at our January 17, 2015, meeting. All were voted in unanimously by the 21 members in attendance. They will appreciate your inputs for programs you would like to have presented in 2015, and more importantly, will be looking […]

December 20 Meeting

Come and celebrate the end of another fabulous writing year with your KWA friends. We can discuss NaNoWriMo successes and our goals for 2015, but mostly we will be socializing and munching on the side dishes we are all bringing. Plus, a holiday party wouldn’t be official without Santa. We will have a gift exchange: […]

August 16 Meeting

Come join the fun as we discuss audio books and cover art. Mike Watson and Rae Cuda will get the discussion started, but your inputs are encouraged. Many of the authors in our group have had audio books published so there will be lots to talk about. Looking forward to seeing you there (Rockwell Library, […]

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 […]

February: Outlining and Storyboarding

Do you identify as a pantser or a plotter?  I start off as a panster (someone who writes by the seat of her pants) and slowly become a plotter (someone who has things, or at least most things, figured out).  Outlining has come a long way since the rigid Roman numerals approach they teach in school.  […]

Build an Idea Bank

I’ve always been one of those people that jots down the random ideas that float in my head.  The other day I was driving down McLean, on a route I’ve taken to work for the past four years.  For some reason, the statue of the bull marking the Chisholm Trail caught my attention, and I […]

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 […]