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HAPPY YEAR OF THE TIGER!!!

 Now’s the time for bold initiatives, adventures,

and dream building!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 6-7:30PM

Writers Roundtable 

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

May’s topic:  “It’s All About You!”

This month’s meeting is either an opportunity to read new work,

or a chance to discuss a topic of special interest to you.

Your choice!

Everyone should have about 10-15 minutes to either read

and get feedback on recent work,

or to bring up a topic of their choice to discuss with the group.

We are all at different stages with different projects. But many of the hurdles

we as writers face are not so different. Having the opportunity to discuss

wherever you are currently at on your writing journey with other writers

who are sympathetic, or may have even been there themselves,

is what this month’s meeting is all about.

Think of it as your very own professional therapy session!

 

Moderated by current WSN President Eric James Miller

Writing does NOT have to be a solitary art!

Show up, share, learn and get inspired

along with other working authors

from the comfort of your own home!

(where wine is always on the house!)

This will be another virtual meeting via Zoom.

The meeting invite will be sent out to the WSN Community

via email.

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

 

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WRITERS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

 

… where YOU help shape

the writing community

YOU want to see.

 

Crystal Bookmark Award

(In 2017, WSN was recognized for its community service by the City of Las Vegas)

Come out and see how your local writing community

can help you reach your writing goals!

What are you waiting for?

 

RENEW OR BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

 

RECENT EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “The Hazzards of Narrative Thinking”, moderated by Greg Blake Miller

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Learning By Doing” – sharing lessons learned from publishing, moderated by EJM

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Share the Love – Your Favorite Writer Resources” moderated by Eric James Miller

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Planning for Your Success in 2022″ presented by Eric James Miller

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Open Reading of New Work” moderated by The Millers!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Using Objects To Tell Backstory” moderated by The Millers!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Teasing A Story With A Title” moderated by The Millers!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “An Open Reading of Current Work” moderated by The Millers!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Writing About Real People” moderated by Eric James Miller

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Doubles Partners: Writers and Editors as Creative Partners” moderated by Greg Blake Miller

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “The Facts of Life – Putting Research Into Auto-biography” moderated by Diane Taylor

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Your Author Business: Success Strategies for the New Year”  moderated by Eric James Miller

Tuesday, December 8 , 2020 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Publishing During The Pandemic Pt. II” with Paul Papa and Wayne Turmel

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Writing About The Week After The Day After Tomorrow” moderated by Eric James Miller

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Publishing During The Pandemic” with 4 authors who did it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Writing When Living History” moderated by Greg Blake Miller

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “The World and You” moderated by Greg Blake Miller

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Elsewhere – Writing About A World Far From Home” moderated by Greg Black Miller.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – Writers Roundtable discussion group, “The Art and Anxiety of the First Page” moderated by Greg Black Miller.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Writers Roundtable discussion group, “How to Breathe Life Into Your Characters” moderated by Morgan St. James

Tuesday, January 14, 2020n- Writers Roundtable discussion group, “Putting Distractions to Work for Us” with Diane Taylor and Eric James Miller

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” moderated by 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” moderated by Greg Blake Miller.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Writers Roundtable discussion group. “The Art of the Goodbye Story” moderated by Greg Blake Miller.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Writers Roundtable discussion group. “Evolving Self-Promotion Strategies” moderated by 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.

 

Call for Entries!

OPEN CALL for short stories or excerpts from longer works (~2500 words) for our 2022 re-launch (hopefully!) of Painted Stories

(themes: 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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