This week, editor and writer, Cathy Kodra, reflects on what her editing workshop means to her and her participants: DND: As a writer why do you attend workshops led by other writers? C. KODRA: Attending workshops is a fabulous way to network with other writers and learn from the presenters and other participants. No matter […]
Last week, I conducted a short interview with Laura Still to gain her perspective on this weekend’s workshop and writing workshops in general: DND: As a writer why do you attend workshops led by other writers? LS: I attend workshops led by other writers because I am always trying to learn and improve my writing […]
Some people find their calling through diligent searching, but sometimes it comes looking for you, grabs you by the scruff of your neck, and shoves you into the fire. Twelve years ago if someone had said I’d be writing and sharing stories face-to-face with strangers from all over the world, I would have hidden under […]
On Saturday, July 22, the Knoxville Writers’ Guild will offer a two-part workshop to help you research historical genealogy records online and transform this information into an engaging story.
Pamela Schoenewaldt, novelist, short story writer, and experienced teacher helps you find, define, and empower the all-important point of view that makes (or breaks) your story. This workshop is valuable for writers at all stages, in genres as diverse as poetry, long and short fiction, and memoir. The workshop, sponsored by the Knoxville Writers Guild, […]
The Guild strives to support local writers of all stripes. November’s programming offers two very different opportunities for writers looking to publish. The Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s November 3 meeting will feature a panel of writing professionals to speak on current freelancing opportunities. They will offer tips on getting work in local and national journalism, magazines, […]
One week from today – from the very moment I am writing these words – the launch of my first novel is scheduled to occur at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville, Tennessee. What a surreal sentence that is to type. In elementary school, as I wrote and illustrated my stapled-together “books” made from lined notebook paper, I certainly imagined such a moment. I certainly dreamed of it. But I am rather bemused as to how I actually got here. I’ve spent some time thinking about how it happened—there have been moments of magic, I can’t deny, and some great, good fortune—but it’s also been a matter of putting one foot in front of the other for years and years and years. (more…)
Knoxville Writers’ Guild will host Millard’s “Writing Your Story,” on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Avenue in Knoxville. Free and accessible parking is available. To register for the workshop, you can make an online payment or send a check to KWG Workshops, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville, TN, 37939-0326. The workshop cost is $40. Members receive a 40% discount and student members receive a 50% percent discount. (more…)