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:

Writers Roundtable

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30-7:30PM 

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

Topic: The Hook & the Cliffhanger: How To Keep Readers Hanging On

We will discuss examples from books that aren’t mysteries to illustrate the importance of hooks

and cliffhangers in all types of writing.

Moderated by WSN Member Suzanne Munshower.

Suzanne is the author or ghostwriter of more than 30 books. Her work has been published by major houses in eight countries and six languages. Her books include a biography of Princess Margaret, Promote Your Way to Success (a self-help business book), the popular Simply Sophisticated: What Every Worldly Person Needs to Know, and the best-selling 2015 thriller, Younger (Thomas & Mercer).  A former public relations consultant and magazine editor, she has ghostwritten for people ranging from fashion designers to psychiatrists. She currently ghostwrites independently and through three leading ghostwriting agencies. Don’t miss what promises to be a very entertaining and informative discussion! Bring your favorite examples of hooks and cliffhangers from either your favorite authors or your own work.

This is going to be an open forum discussion where everyone will be encouraged at the end to talk about their favorite hooks and cliffhangers (bring examples!) and how they use them in their own writing.

 (free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)

 

 

 

Also, for anyone looking to get more involved, boost their writing resume by joining the board, or simply share any programming ideas, arrive an hour early (at 5:30PM) to sit in on our open Board Meeting!

 

See you there! 

 

Come out and see see how your local writing community

can help you reach your writing goasl!

What are you waiting for?

RECENT EVENTS:

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.

 

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

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