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 […]

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!

November Means?

November is an awesome month. I look forward to it every year, and not because of Turkey day and not because it’s fall. Nope! I look forward to it because as soon as the first comes around I have a perfect excuse to avoid all responsibilities, like feeding children and cleaning house. November means it’s […]

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, […]

Social Media & Upcoming Madness (aka NaNoWriMo)

We’ve all been told how important it is to network and promote.  Saturday’s meeting was informative and inspiring.  Sadly, Sonny wasn’t there so I have no pictures to share.  If you missed the meeting, Carol has kindly posted an overview complete with slides (if the slides malfunction, that’s my fault). We did spend a fair […]