WisRWA Calendar

Oct 06
2018
WisRWA 2018 Fall Workshop
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fall Workshop on October 5-6, 2018 at the Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort, Rothschild, WI. Registration is now OPEN! For more information, click the Events tab and choose Workshop.
Apr 05
2019
WisRWA 2019 Write Touch Conference
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Write Touch Conference April 5-7, 2019 at the Milwaukee Hyatt in beautiful downtown Milwaukee. The conference will feature Maya Rodale as keynote speaker, and Lisa Cron as one of the headliners. More details to follow!

Meeting Times

Jun 09
2018
Wausau
10-12 at the Wausau Downtown Branch of the Marathon County Library (Upstairs Meeting Room)

Creating Great Characters

Join Kathryn Springer as she speaks about creating great characters in our books.
Jun 16
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Dialogue

Writing natural sounded dialogue can be hard! Bring in some examples of good and bad dialogue and we'll discuss what works, what doesn't, and how to master writing dialogue.
Jun 16
2018
Milwaukee
11-2 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Advanced Techniques to Create Stories that Resonate, and World Building

Multi-award winning author Bradley P. Beaulieu will share his techniques for how to create a story that resonates with readers. He will also share his tips and tricks for world building. A light luncheon will be served. RSVP Requested! Please email info@wisrwa.org.
Jul 11
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

GGBA Has Talent

Bring the first page of your work in progress and join us as our narrator reads each page aloud and the group gives feedback to the anonymous author!
Jul 14
2018
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Café 1120 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

It's All About BalanceWe all struggle with finding the time, and often the motivation, to write with all the other things that go on in our lives. Some of us have other jobs on top of our home and family obligations. Children, spouses, parents get sick or injured and need our time and attention. Committees, volunteer work, church, school, so many things can leave us drained at the end of the day. Then there are the discouraging, often depressing, things we hear about in our daily news reports. And don't forget such nonsense as #cockygate and bookstuffers! Come discuss with us how you manage to find the time and motivation to write while being pulled in so many directions.
Jul 21
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Time for a Write-In!

We're getting together to WRITE! Bring your Work In Progress and join us your fellow authors as we get some writing accomplished.

WisRWA Newsletter



Congratulations

Linda Olson’s An Improper Pursuit, finished third in the 2015 Put Your Heart in a Book Contest, Historical Category.

Nov

13, 2015 | Awards, Members | comment |

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New Release – Danny’s War

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PJ Fiala has released her fourth book, Danny’s War.  Published on October 30, 2015.

Nov

03, 2015 | General, Members, New Releases, Readers | comment |

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THE LORD OF DRUEMARWIN is announced as a winner!

We’ve just learned that our member, Helen Johannes’s book, THE LORD OF DRUEMARWIN is the winner of the Pages From the Heart published author FFPT contest in the Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel Division.

Congratulations Helen, we’re proud of you.

Nov

02, 2015 | Awards, General, Members, Readers | comment |

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WRITERS! CWW OPENS 2015 WISCONSIN WRITERS AWARDS TODAY!

Work published by Wisconsin writers in 2015 is eligible in seven categories, including book-length fiction, nonfiction and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems including at least two published in the contest year; and children’s literature. (Outdoor writing may now be submitted to the long or short non-fiction category).

First-place winners will receive $500 and a week-long writers’ residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point. Honorable mentions will receive $50.

Entries for this year’s Wisconsin Writers Awards must be postmarked no later thanFebruary 1, 2016. Authors who enter must be current Wisconsin residents. The entry fee is $25. Membership in CWW is not required, but members are entitled to one free entry. Out-of-state judges will make the selections. Awards will be presented in a banquet in May 2016.

Nominations are also open for CWW’s Major Achievement Award, of $1000, honoring the work of a Wisconsin writer who deserves special recognition for literary merit. No entry fee is required for the submission of nominating letters, also due by February 1, 2016(postmark deadline).

CWW also sponsors an Essay Award for Young Writers (1500 word maximum) for Wisconsin high school students; there is no entry fee, and the award is $250 this year for the winning student. Members of the board will judge. Entries for the student essay contest must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2016.

Specific guidelines, entry forms, and important additional information for each award category are available on the awards section of the website, www.wiswriters.org/awards.htm.


CWW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of published Wisconsin writers and encouraging an appreciation of Wisconsin writing.

Nov

02, 2015 | General, Members | comment |

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Welcome to WisRWA’s Brand New Blog

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Hello my name is Patti (PJ) Fiala and I’d like to welcome you to our brand new website and blog.

Let me begin by explaining why we added a blog to our brand new website.  As our members had new releases, sales and cover reveals, that information wasn’t always sent out to members timely.  There are a couple of reasons for this, 1) if a newsletter had just gone out, another one would not go out for another month or so.  That left the information sitting in Que waiting for the next newsletter.  That’s not fair to our members; and 2) I was hesitant to barrage our members with constant emails and newsletters, so again, some news would sit until the next newsletter.  Enter, our WisRWA Blog.

This blog will be active.  As members send information to me for addition to the newsletter (wisrwa@gmail.com), it will be added to this blog.  Monthly, currently on the 3rd of every month, all new information from the previous month will be compiled and sent in the form of a newsletter.  Members should check our new blog often and see what the latest news is and who has a new release, or other news.  We will still utilize the Facebook pages, but this is an added way for us to keep in touch with each other.  Occasionally, we may ask for guest bloggers to write a post, tell us a story or share one of their blog posts by allowing us to reblog it here.

Another bonus to this blog, is that we will also be publishing it to the general public.  By publishing our information and asking people who love romance and specifically, books by our members, to sign up for our newsletters, we are adding another avenue for us all to reach new readers.  So, please share this blog on any and all social media sites you are on and in your own newsletters as we launch our shiny new website and blog.

Thank you for your continued sharing and support of WisRWA and its members.  Your participation is immeasurable.

Oct

21, 2015 | General, Members | 1 comment |

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