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Book Review Etiquette

It’s happened to every reader. You have the weekend off. Rain is pouring down. The coffee pot is sputtering, and those tantalizing smells seduce you to crawl under a blanket and pick out your next great read. So, you hop online, go to your favorite bookstore and start scanning those covers. One calls out to

The Biggest Book Club in the World!

We all talk about book clubs as if they are one of the arteries of writers. And guess what? They are! Without book clubs, there’d be fewer forums (in person or online) to create a reading environment. Without book clubs, there would be less people reading in general. Without book clubs, there’d be no homegrown,

Sex With Strangers Book Fair

WisRWA is teaming up with Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee to host a mini book fair on October 28th in and around the performances of Renaissance Theaterworks' production of Sex with Strangers. From Renaissance Theaterworks website: "When frustrated forty-ish novelist, Olivia, meets fast-talking, twenty-something, blogger and memoirist, Ethan – known more for his sexual prowess than his prose –

WisRWA Rocks Wisconsin Rapids

Three WisRWA authors, Beth James, Amy Sandas, and Tina Susedik, presented a panel on romance writing recently, at the MacMillan Library's Fine Arts Center in Wisconsin Rapids. The panel was moderated by Eric Norton, who is both the customer service manager for the library, and an editor for Publisher’s Weekly. Tina Susedik shared her thoughts

By |2019-12-31T18:10:24+00:00March 31st, 2017|Categories: Events, Readers|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on WisRWA Rocks Wisconsin Rapids

Tips, Hacks and Resources for Book Research (historical and modern!)

I think we can all agree that doing the proper research makes or breaks a book. Glaringly obvious mentions of places, events or details that haven't happened yet are akin to all of us Wisconsinites watching Titanic and realizing that Jack Dawson could not have been ice fishing on Lake Wissota in Chippawa Falls in

By |2019-12-31T18:10:25+00:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: Readers, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips, Hacks and Resources for Book Research (historical and modern!)

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

By Tina Susedik Most people, writers anyway, have heard of the terms plotter and pantser. It's a question we are asked many times - are you a plotter or pantser? It's a personal preference with one not being better than the other. Heavy plotters, those that map out each chapter, each scene and character to

By |2019-12-31T18:10:25+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: General, Members, Readers|Comments Off on Are you a plotter or a pantser?

44th Annual Northwest Wisconsin Writers Conference

The St. Croix Writers of Solon Springs, WI are pleased to host the 44th Annual Northwest Wisconsin Writers Conference at the Solon Springs Community Center on Saturday, July 23rd. We hope you will be there - and that you will share this information with other writers in your groups. William Kent Krueger, award-winning New York

By |2019-12-31T18:10:25+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: General, Members, Readers|Comments Off on 44th Annual Northwest Wisconsin Writers Conference

Gini Athey Presented at the Fox Cities Book Festival

Written by: Valerie Clarizio I had the privilege to attend an awesome event at the Fox Cities Book Festival, and lucky for me, the author speaking was one of our very own WisRWA members.  Not only did Gini Athey, author of The Shops on Wolf Creek Square series, take us on an imagination tour of

By |2019-12-31T18:10:25+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Members, Readers|Tags: , |1 Comment

Fab Five Finalists Announced

WisRWA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 25th Annual Fabulous Five Contest. Congratulations to all!  The finalists are listed in Alphabetical order, and *** indicates a member of WisRWA.  Winners will be announced on June 1, 2016. Molly Maka Fabulous Five Coordinator 2016 FAB FIVE FINALISTS Historical Mary Carson - Lord Sebastian’s Honor

By |2020-02-10T18:17:06+00:00April 16th, 2016|Categories: General, Members, Readers|Comments Off on Fab Five Finalists Announced

IT’S NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!

A TIME TO CELEBRATE A WRITER’S BEST FRIEND By: Virginia McCullough Back in the 1970s, I worked as an assistant librarian at the Rockland Public Library, in Rockland, Maine. For one week in April, we wore special buttons at work. My favorite was, “Librarians are Novel Lovers.” We wore those buttons during National Library Week,

By |2019-12-31T18:10:25+00:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: General, Members, Readers|Comments Off on IT’S NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!