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 Workshop tab.
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

May 19
2018
Milwaukee
9am-11:30 at the Mayfair Mall (Garden Suites Community Room, lower level), Wauwatosa

Chapter One Workshop

Open discussion: Christine Schimpf will lead an informal exchange between authors about the kinds of problems we all share from Time Management to POV. This is also a time when we can share our best moments and what we enjoy the most about the writing journey.

Roundtable Discussion: Bring in Chapter One or a 1500 word scene from your WIP for general feedback and encouragement from the group. This is the safest and most supportive environment for writers to find out what we are doing that's great and what we might be missing on the page.
Jun 06
2018
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 West 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay

Works in Progress Brainstorming

Have you reached a roadblock in your novel? Do you have questions about your plot? Join us as we work together to brainstorm our Works In Progress!
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

Short Stories and Anthologies

We'll be discussing the ins and outs of writing short stories and putting together anthologies. A light luncheon will be served.
Jul 04
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 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



The FabFive Contest Needs You!

FabFive

The WisRWA 2016 Fabulous Five contest is in need of your help!  Please consider volunteering your time to serve as a category coordinator.  At this time we only have 2 coordinators out of 8 needed.  If we do not have the help needed, we will not be able to have the contest go forward.  If you are unsure if you would be a good fit, please reach out to the category coordinator, Molly Maka, with any questions you may have.

Below, please find the duties of a contest coordinator:

Fab Five Category Coordinator Duties

Each Fab Five Category Coordinator receives ten to thirty-five contest entries by email, checks them for proper format, logs them in, and later performs various sorts and summaries before whisking them off initially to the first round judges and later the final round judges.

During the entry submission period (January and February), only an hour or so of time would be required each week for handling incoming entries.  A flurry of entries always comes in over the last couple days, just before the contest submission deadline, and a few extra hours are required at that time for handling them.  After that, look for about five or six hours preparing and submitting batches to the first round judges.  March is spent looking for returned, graded entries from those judges and filing them.  That doesn’t typically take a lot of time.  Finally, four or five hours are needed in early April, ranking entries and forwarding the top five to the final round judge.  After that, in May, expect a few hours as final judges’ ranked entries are returned.

The Fab Five category coordinator role best suits a person who is comfortable with a computer, is organized, pays good attention to detail, and is good at meeting deadlines.  A coordinator must also be responsive to email questions.   The overall contest coordinator will set up an email loop for category coordinators.  This will be used for sharing helpful hints on how to handle the job, and also to help coordinators when issues arise.  The contest coordinator will also send detailed instructions to all category coordinators for handling each phase of the contest.  Additionally, everything is logged and kept online through a shared Google drive account.

Serving as category coordinator presents an opportunity to meet and network with other writers.  Also, you will have access to critiques of all entries in your category.  By reviewing these, you might pick up tips that may be useful in honing your craft.  Finally, you will work directly with the final round judges – one editor and one literary agent – and they will know you on the day you send queries out for your own novel.

When volunteering to serve as category coordinator, please be aware that if you decide to enter Fab Five, you cannot be a category coordinator in the category you intend to enter.

If interested or if you have questions, please contact Molly Maka (Fab Five Contest Coordinator) at FabFiveContest@gmail.com.

Thank you for your consideration!

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