Welcome to WSN

… where you help shape

the writing community

you want to see.

 

 The Las Vegas Book Festival and the Clark County Library District

awarded WSN the Crystal Bookmark Award for community service in 2017!

Crystal Bookmark Award

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS/EVENTS:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library (free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members). July’s topicCRAFTING TWISTS AND DROPPING CLUES – NOT JUST FOR MYSTERIES

Twists and clues are MOST COMMON in mystery novels, although we see them in other genres such as romance, sci-fi, Westerns, YA novels. Actually, twists and clues work in almost every sort of story you can think of.  They intrigue the reader…challenge them and keep those pages turning. The important word here is “CLUE.” It is imperative to drop clues so that when the twist is revealed, the reader will have had the opportunity to try to figure out if there is a twist and what it might be. Moderated by Morgan St. James.

This fun discussion will also explore how the same clues can produce different twists in different genres.

The Art Of A Twist

Come out and see what your local writing community has to offer!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PMWriter’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library (free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members). August’s’s topic: TBA

RECENT EVENTS:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM  Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch. This month’s topic:  “The Use of Wit and Humor In Serious Writing” – What does the lighter touch do for the author and the reader?  Bring your favorite examples, or examples of your own work to read and discuss. This is an important subject for those of us who earn extra income by writing for blogs, magazines or other non-fiction markets! Moderated by local journalist and humorist Diane Taylor.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7-8PM - WSN presents a panel discussion with true crime author Morgan St James and professional private investigator and author Vito Collucci on:

“Ripped From The Headlines – Using Real Life Events in Your Writing”

to the Las Vegas Writers Group at The Tap House
(5589 W. Charleston about 3 blocks north of Decatur)
$5 at the door / free for WSN Members

 

Call for Entries!

OPEN CALL for short stories or excerpts from longer works (~2500 words) for our 2018 lineup of Painted Stories (themes: love, romance, adventure, travel, paranormal, spooky, sci-fi, mysteries, historical or autobiography). Send to nevadawriters (at) gmail (dot) com with the Subject: Painted Stories submission.

ARTISTS WANTED! Want to make an easy $100? Become one of our Painted Stories artists! Click here for more info.

 

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  “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it..”
– Toni Morrison

WSN in the News!

Artists Use Paintbrushes To Tell Valley Writers Stories

- Review Journal, July 16, 2017