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 […]

November Events at the 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, […]

Observations on the Writing Journey – on the Eve of Publication


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. […]

Stories Make Us Who We Are

Bonny C. MillardKnoxville 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. […]