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, September 11, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group

Inside the Coffee Press, Paseo Verde Library (free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members).

Greg’s back!

This month’s’s topic: “Interviewing for Storytellers” - The art of establishing rapport, seeking detail and, above all, listening. Interviewing for narrative writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, draws on a slightly different skill set than the standard informational interview for news stories or broadcast. It’s less interested in judgment and result than in detail, timeline, process and emotion. This is for writers of long form nonfiction, profile writers and fiction writers. Discussion Leader: UNLV Journalism Professor and former editor of Vegas Seven Greg Blake Miller.

 

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

 

RECENT EVENTS:   Tuesday, August 14, 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). 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