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Writers Roundtable 

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

from 6:30-7:30PM 

(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)


Topic: “Putting Distractions To Work For Us”

(The Upside of Meg-xit, WW3 And Other Rabbit Holes)

Join us for our monthly discussion where we talk about topics relevant to today’s working author.

This month, in the wake of Meg-xit, is a great time to look at the fragility and the solace of our writing routines. After almost two full months of holiday after holiday where are we at with our new 2020 Resolutions? Are we still returning gifts? Are we still trying to figure out what just happened? Is the news not making any sense at all anymore? Should we be pooling our money to buy a small fleet of RV’s to go live in northern Canada together for five to ten years? (where of course there’s still good internet access so that we can still upload our new novels and update the keywords on our Amazon pages?). Join us for a lively discussion about getting sh*^ done even in the midst of chaos and carving out our own little refuges every time we sit down to write. Time permitting, we’ll also talk about turning distractions into (sometimes lucrative) inspirations.

Feel free to bring something that you are currently working on to share with the group if you like.

Open Forum, with WSN Members Diane Taylor and Eric Miller kicking off the discussion.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Holiday Stories: What Makes Them Sell?” with Greg Blake Miller

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “How Stormy Was It?” with Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Paul Huttner

Tuesday, October 8, 2010 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Anticipating the Hurdles to Your 2020 Writing Goals” with Eric James Miller

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, 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.


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