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:

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2-4PM PAINTED STORIES – CHILLS

Join us as three local authors, Tonya Todd, Larry Johns and Oksana Marafioti read from their recent work as professional artist Meegan Boiros uses their words as inspiration to turn blank canvas into works of art right before your eyes! Joe Maxx Coffee House, 500 E. Windmill (in-between the 15 and 215 freeways). Art auction and author/artist meet’n greet will follow the event!

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable 

Inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch.

This month’s conversation starter: “Platform Building” 

Join us as we talk about building and maintaining an effective author platform. Starting with what is an author platform? We will look at many creative and effective ways to build, grow and maintain one. Our discussion this month will be led by marketing guru Ned Barnett. This discussion will NOT just be about how to build a website or capture emails for your next marketing campaign. However, websites, blogs and other social media tips and strategies will definitely be part of the discussion. We will also be talking about marketing yourself as an expert witness and paid speaker among other things. This is an excellent opportunity to see and hear how other authors have done it and at the same time bring your real world questions and challenges to the table!  (free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable 

Inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch.

This month’s conversation starter: “Heating Up During The Holi-daze” 

Worried about how you’re going to stay productive when your usual critique groups and peers are occupied with the holidays and parties? Use this time to make progress on your writing! Join us as Tonya Todd moderates this discussion on ways to use this so called down-time to your benefit. She’ll talk about drafting a query letter, drafting a synopsis, researching the right agents for when you’re ready to query, going through the notes from all the workshops and conferences you’ve attended this past year and incorporating them in your full manuscript. Do you write by the seat of your pants? Check your story structure by creating an outline around your WIP. There is still work you can do outside of your normal accountability framework! Let’s use this time to make some promises to ourselves before we ring in the new year!

See you there! 

 

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

What are you waiting for?

 

RECENT EVENTS:

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, 2018Writer’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 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