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 […]

Testimonials

“The discipline of a writing group kept me going to finish my first novel. Their constructive criticism helped me polish it enough to get an agent pretty quickly. When I picked a tough structure for my fourth novel—multiple protagonists—the group helped me work through sticky issues of plot, pacing, voice, and character development. It’s not […]

Best Apps for Writers

Looking for some tech to organize your notes and thoughts? The New York Times recently listed some favorite mobile apps for the writing life. • Storyist is a full-featured writing app that provides easy formatting for manuscripts, screenplays, and novels. It can also help you keep and organize notes about characters, plot points, and scene […]