Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)
Topic: “Setting Goals and Anticipating Hurdles for 2020″
(Strategies to anticipate the challenges to your 2020 writing goals)
Expanding on last month’s pursuit of publication discussion, this month we are giving members and guests the opportunity to talk about what they are working on and identify challenges to their publishing goals for 2020. We all get energized talking about our work. But sometimes we avoid discussing the hurdles we must overcome to reach our lofty, or even our more humble writing goals. Writing is a solitary art only when you are putting words to the page. To take a book to market it takes a village. This meeting will serve as a forum to articulate our goals with each other and discuss any areas we are unsure about. Whether you think you need help with story structure, polishing your manuscript, editing, cover design, layout, finding an agent or publisher, setting up your own publishing company, marketing, public speaking or anything else, identifying what we’re unsure about or need help with enables us to find the resources we need in order to achieve our goals. It will also help WSN plan specific programs in the coming year to help you on your journey. So join us at our next WSN Roundtable. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your current projects with the group, get feedback from your fellow writers and discuss strategies for getting published in the new year.
We look forward to seeing you for good coffee and collaborative conversation!
Moderated by Eric James Miller.
(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)
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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - PAINTED STORIES at Gordon Biersch, with Keith Bettinger, Terri Maue, Diane Taylor and Meegan Boiros.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Life, Literature and the Pursuit of Publication” with Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Writers Roundtable discussion group. “The Art of the Goodbye Story” with Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Evolving Self-Promotion Strategies” with John Pirello.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group. “Analogue Writing in a Digital World”. Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group. “The Art of the Cliff-hanger: Keeping Readers Hanging On” Moderated by Suzanne Munshower.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 AUTHOR SHOWCASE – presented by Henderson Public Libraries.
Tuesday, March 12 12, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “The Soil Beneath the Soil: Adding the Nuances of Place Into Your Story” Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “What’s Love Got to Do With It: Writing About Relationships, Minus the Mush.” Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – “Social Media And You” - the pitfalls and challenges (and rabbit holes!) moderated by Diane Taylor and Morgan St. James.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “Heating Up During The Holi-daze” – goal setting for the new year moderated by Eric James Miller.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group - “Common Myths About Writing” moderated by Ned Barnett.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2-4PM PAINTED STORIES – CHILLS words turned into pictures with local authors Tonya Todd, Larry Johns, Oksana Marafioti and artist Meegan Boiros at Joe Maxx Coffee House.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Writers Roundtable discussion group – “The Art of the Scary Story” moderated by Greg Blake Miller.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Writers Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library – September’s Topic: “Interviewing for Storytellers” moderated by Greg Blake Miller
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library. August’s topic: “TIPS FOR USING RESEARCH TO ADD AUTHENTICITY TO YOUR WRITING” moderated by Eric James Miller.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch. This month’s was topic: “The Art of the Twist – Dropping Clues In All Genres” moderated by Morgan St. James.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Writer’s Roundtable discussion group – Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch. This month’s was 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 was a very lively and thought-provoking 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 WSN presented a panel discussion to the Las Vegas Writers Group 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” at The Tap House on Charleston.
Call for Entries!
OPEN CALL for short stories or excerpts from longer works (~2500 words) for our 2020 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.
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