Monthly Archives: January 2017

Becoming a Writer – What I Have Learned on the Journey

Writing came to me by accident. After graduating college as an older adult, I was busy applying and interviewing for positions in the public relations field, eager to put my degree to work and ready to get a return on my financial and personal investment in my education. It was during that time, that my

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: General|Comments Off on Becoming a Writer – What I Have Learned on the Journey

Stereotyping the Masses: Self Publishing in a Traditional World

There’s been some recent internet controversy over the value of self-publishing, and it’s really gotten me thinking about the whole process. Since I do self-publish and I am a member of a community that still predominately promotes the traditional publishing route, I wanted to add my voice to those indie authors trying to explain the

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: General, Members|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stereotyping the Masses: Self Publishing in a Traditional World

2016 Write Touch Readers Award Contest Winners Announced!

The 2016 WisRWA Write Touch Readers Award Winners are announced!  This contest is for books published in 2015. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the contest was not completed in its usual time frame. We are delighted, however, to finally have the winners for this contest. Without further ado, congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Write

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00January 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards, Contests, Members, Write Touch|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Writing and Social Media: An Interview with Rochelle Melander

Author, professional certified coach, and teacher Rochelle Melander has helped thousands of people overcome writer’s block, write more, turn their ideas into books, navigate the publishing world, and use speaking and social media to reach their readers. She’s the author of ten books, including the National Novel Writing Month guide—Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, General, Programs|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Writing and Social Media: An Interview with Rochelle Melander

Chippewa Falls January Meeting – High Concept Story Writing

Need a cure for the winter doldrums? Come to the Chippewa Falls area meeting in January to discuss Candace Havens's "High Concept Story Writing," and strategies for using it in your own projects. This program is open to WisRWA members from anywhere in the state. Not a WisRWA member, but interested in seeing what we're

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: Events, Programs, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Chippewa Falls January Meeting – High Concept Story Writing

2017 Fabulous Five Contest is Open for Entries!

The new year is here and that means the 2017 Fabulous Five Contest is open for entries! If you're unpublished or self-published, polish your first 2,500 words  and enter today. First round judges evaluate the entry on the Opening, Characterization, Plot, Dialogue, Setting, and Style.  In its 26th year, our contest is known for giving good,

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Contests, Fab Five, Promotions|Comments Off on 2017 Fabulous Five Contest is Open for Entries!