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Writers Roundtable – November 2020

Writers Roundtable 

(A monthly, informal discussion where we talk about topics relevant to today’s working author.)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

from 6-7:30 PM 

Virtual via Zoom

(members: check your email for log-in instructions – non-members: see below)

Topic: Writing About The Week After The Day After Tomorrow

- A Writing Prompt for the History Books We Will All Be In Someday -

Bring all your joys or trepidations, apocalyptic visions or utopian tomorrows, or any fictionalized, quasi-fictionalized,
post-Normal, real or imagined conversations or scenarios to life in 500-600 words
and share it a week from the day after tomorrow
with other authors who are not going to let this historical opportunity slip by undocumented.
These next few days are going to be a daze, so why not harness some of the upcoming frantic frenzy
and put together your take on it? If you don’t feel like you can’t cram all your thoughts into 500-600 words
then get creative with your word associations and turn it into some free verse poetry!

If you end up with a longer piece, you can read part of it.

Each author will have 15-20 minutes total to read AND for discussion so that everyone’s work can be heard.

Heck, WSN might even decide to publish our own chapbook of takes on the subject next year!
Think of it as a creative (or perhaps therapeutic) way to deal with some or all of the emotions
you experience, or that you observe, in the next 10 days!  Our writing prompt discussions
have been a lot of fun in the past, so take a deep breath (maybe two or three actually)
and put pen to paper, or fingertips to keyboard and see what you come up with.
No doubt we will all make some surprising discoveries!
Moderated by Greg Blake Miller  
Time: Nov 10, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 772 3803 3162
Passcode: 0VNgZY
Note: we will not have to divide the meeting up into two parts for this one
as Zoom gifted us a free unlimited meeting. 
Thanks Universe! :-) 





(FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!)

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Writers Roundtable – July 2020


Note: our meeting has to be divided into 40-minute segments

so there are TWO ZOOM LINKS below (one for Part One and one for Part Two)

What’s the topic? Glad you asked! Greg’s going to be leading us in a discussion about writing about the times we currently find ourselves in. Have you written anything about it? Are you toying around with the idea? Well then put your fingers in close proximity to a keyboard, or for you old-schooler’s out there pick up a pen and notebook, and bang out a short narrative, or even just a character sketch. Put you or a character in a grocery store, out on the open road, at a job, in an airport and bring it to the Roundtable. Read it and get some feedback (Greg is an EXCELLENT editor) or just discuss it to brainstorm plot points or anything else you need.

History has laid down its challenge to writers: We live, to put it mildly, interesting times. So now we have to decide how to respond to the challenge. How do we integrate the stuff of the world into our writing without turning our creative work into a series of enraged editorials (we’ll leave that to social media, thank you)? How do we weave together the personal and the public, the everyday and the historic? What are the subtle threads that bind our storytelling with the story of our time? For our next Writers of Southern Nevada/Olympian Creative Virtual Writers Roundtable at 6 p.m. on July 14, we’d love to hear your stories that draw on and build upon the times we’re living through. Feel free to bring excerpts of up to 1,000 words to read to the group, as well as examples from your favorite writers. Join us for this fun, free-flowing discussion moderated by UNLV writing professor and Olympian Creative director Greg Blake Miller. Hope to see you there!

Here is the link for PART ONE of the Meeting:

Topic: Greg Blake Miller’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Tuesday Jul 14, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 758 5077 7704
Password: 5EdFkN
Here is the link for PART TWO of the Meeting:

Topic: Greg Blake Miller’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 14, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Part Two of the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 776 5483 5566
Password: 2Ys7c2

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Ripped From The Headlines!


Using real world news and events as inspiration or subject matter in your next book.

Plots for both fiction and non-fiction are in the headlines everyday and there are so many ways to use them!


Featuring WSN Board Member and true-crime author Morgan St. James

(Incest, Murder and A Miracle, The Mafia Funeral and Other Short Stories, A Corpse In The Soup)

Along with professional private investigator and author Vito Collucci

(Behind the Eyes of a PI and Rogue Town)


Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7-8PM at The Tap House

(5589 W. Charleston Blvd approx. 3 blocks north of Decatur)

Las Vegas, Nevada

Presented by Writers of Southern Nevada in association with the Las Vegas Writers Group.

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The Art of Criticism Panel

“The Art of Criticism – How To Give And Receive Critique”

a panel discussion featuring thee successful authors on how to get the most from your critique group and still keep your friends. Moderated by Greg Blake Miller

at The Tap House in Las Vegas, NV

(5589 W. Charleston about 3 blocks north of Decatur)

$5 at the door / free for WSN Members

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7-8PM

Presented to by Writers of Southern Nevada in association with the Las Vegas Writers Group.

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March 2018 Writers Roundtable

“Pacing: The Art of Suspense on Page and Stage.”

Moderated by UNLV Professor Greg Blake Miller.
(Bring examples of suspense passages from your favorite
novels, films, or passages from your own work to share.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable discussion group

at the Coffee Press inside the Paseo Verde Library across from The District in Green Valley Ranch

(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members). This month’s topic:

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WSN Member Mixer Holiday Party

In conjunction with the Las Vegas Writers Group, WSN will be holding its Holiday Member Mixer Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 7-9PM at Bahama Breeze (located in the center of town at Flamingo & Paradise).

Free appetizers and plenty of good cheer so come on down and mingle with fellow writers in the local Las Vegas literary community.

Ask questions, eaves drop, brag, boast and raise a toast to your 2015 writing accomplishments with other writers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Free for WSN Members. $10 for Guests.  One free drink coupon for new members.

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