5 Questions for Stuart Horwitz

“There is a false debate between pantsers and outliners, those people who write by the seat of their pants and those who meticulously plan every writing session. In truth, we are all both of these — they are two sides of every writer’s psyche.” -Stuart Horwitz Stuart Horwitz is a

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Meet the Members: Kate Winkler Dawson

“Writing a book is a thorough education that’s invaluable to anyone hoping to learn more about themselves.” -Kate Winkler Dawson A member of the Writers’ League since 2015, Kate Winkler Dawson lives in Austin. Her book Death in the Air is out this month from Hachette Book Group. Scribe: In what genre(s)

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5 Questions for Allie Pleiter

“You’ll come away with a system that takes your individual style and speed and plots your way to the accomplishment of your writing goal.” -Allie Pleiter Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction, working on as many as four novels at a time. The highly organized but slightly untidy bestselling

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5 Questions for Varian Johnson

“My goal is for writers to really understand the power of the nonlinear narrative—how to employ and emphasize the strengths of the structure while avoiding some of the potential negatives. There are some real benefits of this structure that can make a book memorable, action-packed, and emotionally satisfying—if used correctly!”

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5 Questions for Charlotte Gullick

“Ben Percy’s craft book, Thrill Me, suggests writers should have NO BACKSTORY, which sounds shocking at first, but it has really helped me pick up the pace and urgency of my fiction.” -Charlotte Gullick Charlotte Gullick is Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds BA

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5 Questions for Stephanie Noll

“We’ll talk about how setting can be its own character and learn ways to write about the impact a place has on a character’s dialogue and motivations.” -Stephanie Noll Stephanie Noll studied fiction writing at Texas State University, where she earned her MFA. She is a frequent storyteller at The

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What We’re Reading Now: WE ARE ALL SHIPWRECKS

WE ARE ALL SHIPWRECKS                 By Kelly Grey Carlisle Published in September 2017 by Sourcebooks Reviewed by Jordan Smith Kelly Grey Carlisle’s poignant, heartrending book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys memoirs or who hopes to write a successful one themselves. When

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What We’re Reading Now: THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN

THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN             By Jeff Guin Published in April 2017 by Simon & Schuster Reviewed by Amanda Moore In The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guin tells the story of the rise and fall of Jim Jones and the

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