January 3, Meeting

Pueblo West Writers meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, Jerry A King Room A, from 6:30-8:30 p.m..

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January 3rd, 2017 – Novel Planning & Outlining Part 1

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Teen Fiction Writing Workshop

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December 9, 2016 · 10:30 pm

December Meeting

 Tonight is our December meeting and Christmas party.  We ask everyone to bring a dish/finger food to share… Visitors come and join us.  We will meet at 6:30 pm in the Jerry King Room A at the Pueblo West Library.
We will be hosting an open forum where we can all talk about where we are at in the writing process.  What progress we made,  what goals we have for the new year.  Maybe even a short writing exercise.
We hope to see you tonight.

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October Monthly Meeting

Pueblo West Writers meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, Jerry A King Room A, from 6:30-8:30 p.m..

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October 4, 2016

Open forum post conference review. We will have an informal discussion on our writing conference. We will also have a writing activity.

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Second Annual Writing Conference

Our second annual writing conference will be October 1, 2016 at the Pueblo West Library.  We have a great line-up planned.

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October Regular Meeting

Pueblo West Writers meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Pueblo West Library, Jerry A King Room A, from 6:30-8:30 p.m..

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Visit our website. 

October 4, 2016

Open forum post conference review. We will have an informal discussion on our writing conference. We will also have a writing activity.

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Second Annual Writing Conference

Our 2016 writing conference will be held at the Pueblo West Library on October 1, 2016.

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REGESTRATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

We will be updating more details as we know them. Registration begins June 1, 2016.

Our line-up for speakers are as follows.

Carol Berg: Writing Characters That Live

What makes a character live on in a reader’s mind after the book is closed? More and more readers are demanding believable, complex characters even in genre fiction. But names, physical description, and job description do not characters make, not for walk-on characters and especially not for heroes, heroines, and villains.  Learn techniques for inventing a person, ways to get into your characters’ heads and give them an inner life that motivates their actions.  Reveal your characters to the reader with narrative, voice, and point-of-view, and watch the story take on a life of its own.

Chris Goff: The Business of Writing

You’ve decided to be a writer—you have a great plot idea, a great character, a great setup to build upon. But, first things first. Save yourself some time by considering your genre. Publishers, booksellers and even readers tend to categorize books. Even the route to publishing—indy or traditionally published—can be effected by what you write. Help yourself by understanding the market. This session will give you an overview of the world of publishing from inception to publication and help you be better prepared to succeed as a writer.

Beyond the Idea: Plotting the Novel

It takes more than a great idea to craft a novel. It takes a great premise, characters, pacing, voice and conflict combined with all the twists and turns required for the story you’re telling. Everyone, even a “seat of the ‘pantser,'” can benefit from understanding how to pull together the elements. In this session we’ll explore a variety of plot structures to help you craft a novel that keeps your readers turning the pages and try crafting a “controlling premise” to keep your novel on track.

Jason Heller: Writing Nonfiction (and Why It’s for Everyone)

Nonfiction is a vital part of the literary scene, even for those who focus on fiction. Not only does nonfiction build writing chops, it can lead to exposure and opportunities that fiction alone might not bring. Jason Heller — Hugo Award-winning editor; novelist of Taft 2012; and essayist/critic for The New Yorker, NPR, and Rolling Stone–will demonstrate how and why nonfiction should be a tool in every writer’s box.

Len Vlahos

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