Writers Roundtable

WSN’s Writers Roundtable is a monthly forum for members, prospective members and guests to gather, discuss, and/or diverge from a general topic of discussion in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Topics are sometimes about the craft of writing, other times about the business of writing, but always intended to both inform and inspire.

 

 

WHEN: The WSN Writers Roundtable has changed its regular meeting time from

the first Tuesday of every month to the SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

WHERE:  6:30-7:30PM at The Coffee Press inside the Paseo Verde branch of the Henderson Public Library across from The District.

 

 

NEXT ROUNDTABLE:

Tuesday, May 14, 6:30-7:30PM

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

Topic: Analogue Writing About A Digital World

How do we portray (and critique) a screen-based world in our fiction and nonfiction?

We will look at some recent essays on the topic (including “The Circle” and a great one by Oliver Sacks) and as always can invite attendees to share examples of artful portrayals of the modern wired age (such as “Black Mirror” and the recent movie “Searching”).

Moderated by WSN Member Greg Blake Miller

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

  

WSN's roundtable discussions are informal, but informative. Everyone will have the chance to share their thoughts and
ask questions about various aspects of being a working writer.  As always, the conversation is likely to
morph and evolve in different directions depending on what everyone brings to the table with their favorite cup of 
elixir.

We look forward to seeing you for compelling conversation and great coffee!

 

Free for members and first-time visitors,

$5 for non-members.

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The WSN Writers Roundtables launched after one of our board meetings and a discussion about the ethics of celebrity journalism, specifically the Rolling Stone Sean Penn/El Chapo article. It evolved into a lively discussion about the trend towards celebrity journalism in general … and thus the Roundtable was formed.

 

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WSN’s first Writers Roundtable, Tuesday March 1, 2016 at The Coffee Press

 

Our official inaugural Roundtable happened on Tuesday March 1, 2016 and was led by UNLV professor and new WSN Board Member Greg Blake Miller. It evolved into a spirited discussion about using personal travel experiences and emotional memory in our writing. We closed the joint and the conversation spilled into the parking lot. The same thing has happened every time so far.

So if you’re interested in talking about writing with other writers,

stop by and visit us next time!

 

(TOPICS: If you would like to suggest a topic, or offer to lead a discussion, please send an email to: ‘nevadawriters(at)gmail(dot)com’

with the Subject: Writers Roundtable Suggestion.)

 

Past Topics Include:

“Social Media And You – The Challenges and Pitfalls of Social Media”

“Bringing Life (and Lives) to the Page: The Challenge of Creating Memorable Characters”

“Home: What It Means To You And What It Means To Your Characters”

“Imbuing Your Life Experiences Into Your Writing, Your Characters and Your Stories”

“Saving Your Darlings” – what you love about your own writing and why you write

“Beginnings” – a discussion of how to grab your readers from page one

“Welcome to the rest of your life – telling the coming of age story at any age”

“Writing the City: Putting urban spaces, histories and memories to work in your storytelling”

“Let’s Talk: Deploying Dialogue In Your Stories”

“Contracts! Contracts! Contracts! (and Legal Terms Every Writer Should Know)”

“Choosing What To Do Next” – Authors have to make a lot of decisions. What story do they want to tell? What characters do they want to bring to life? Should they self-publish or try to find an agent? How to carve out time to write when you’re in a relationship or have a family? How do you choose what to do next?

“Authors Voice” – when it intrudes, when it enhances your story.

The Use of Pets (and other animals) to show character traits and help define settings and scenes.

Revolution and Change: Telling stories of transformation, from the personal to the global

Holiday Stories – Writing About Them To Add Realism To Your Narratives

Goal Setting for Authors

Heartbreak: Telling Tales of Lost Love

Pacing: The Art of Suspense on Page and Stage

Dreaming of Elsewhere: The Art of World-Building in Fiction (and, yes, even in nonfiction)

Writing About Movies: The Art of Turning Pictures Back Into Words.

Adding Wit and Humor to Non-Fiction Writing

Crafting Twists and Dropping Clues, Not Just For Mysteries!

Tips on Using Research to Add Authenticity To Your Writing

Interviewing for Storytellers

Into The Dark: The Art of the Scary Story

Common Myths of Being A Writer

Heating Up During The Holi-daze – Goal-setting for 2019!

What’s Love Got to Do With It: Writing About Relationships, Minus the Mush.

The Soil Beneath the Story: Putting the Nuances of Place Into Your Story

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