This Saturday’s Workshop Instructor, Bob Mayer, Has 70 Novels to His Name: The Below Interview Reveals Some of His “Plotting” Tendencies

Bob Mayer has published over 70 books, hitting bestseller lists in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, with four titles hitting #1 on Kindle’s Science Fiction list. He graduated from West Point, and commanded a Green Beret A-Team. His presentations have engaged audiences in over a thousand organizations in […]

Intriguing Interview with Upcoming KWG Presenter and Novelist, Julia Watts

  I caught up with novelist Julia Watts the other day to get a sense of her notions on her upcoming KWG program (11/2/17).  A really interesting exchange developed on good story beginnings, critiques, and guild programing: DREWS: Can a good book have a bad or even average beginning? WATTS: Absolutely!  Some books are “slow […]

Novelist, Julia Watts: Ways to Write Great Beginnings and Ways to Use the Good, Bad, & Ugly from Critiques

At 7:00pm on November 2, veteran novelist, Julia Watts, will share her methods for creating story beginnings that invite the reader to keep reading. She will also discuss how she handles both negative and positive feedback during her writing process. Ms. Watts is the author of over a dozen novels, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning […]

Writers Beware & Be Informed: How to Navigate the Worlds of Copyright and Libel

Who: Intellectual property attorney Mark P. Crockett presents and leads Q&A; this program is open to the public with suggested $2 donation for the Knoxville Writers Guild When: Thursday October 5 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Where:  Central United Methodist Church, Knoxville TN What we don’t know about libel and copyright could cost us money, time, […]

Bee a Champ!

Bee a Champ! If you enjoy spelling challenges, we hope you are considering competing in the Knoxville Writers’  Guild Second Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday September 7. Let’s say you are the person in your household whom everyone asks how to spell words that range syllabically from “feral” to “apocryphal” and you deliver the right […]

What Size House?

What Size House? by Caitlin Hamilton Summie On August 26th at 2 pm at the Knoxville Barnes & Noble, fiction writers and KWG members Pamela Schoenewaldt and Caitlin Hamilton Summie will have a lively exchange, moderated by book publicist Rick Summie, about working with their respective houses—and what happened with their marketing. Schoenewaldt most recently […]

Michael K. Smith Examines the Cross-Pollination of “Bees” and Books

The Spelling Bee in American Culture (excerpt) Michael K. Smith I’m Mike Smith, the Director of this year’s Knoxville Writers’ Guild Spelling Bee. I’ve become interested in researching the history of Spelling Bees and in particular the role of Spelling Bees in contemporary American culture. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the Scripps National Spelling […]