An Interview with Clay Smith of the San Antonio Book Festival

“Texas writers are given such a limitless gift by writing about–or being from– this place.” -Clay Smith We can’t believe it’s already April! The schedule for the 2017 San Antonio Book Festival is out now, and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s lineup. The festival will be held on Saturday, April

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Community Member Guest Post: The Writers Workshop

“We all work toward a writing career, but first we need a life as a writer.” -Ron Seybold Community membership in the Writers’ League of Texas allows businesses and organizations to support our programming and services. It’s also a great way for our community of writers to learn about the many

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Community Member Q&A: The Writers Workshop

“The best way to grow a book is to write it, and then get responses and guidance from other writers. It’s like an actor getting notes during rehearsals and then polishing the performance.” -Ron Seybold The Writers Workshop develops writers, edits books, and helps authors from inspiration to publication. Founded

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Meet the Members: Ginger McKnight-Chavers

“My first novel, In the Heart of Texas, was just released in October of 2015. It has helped me create a platform and gain the confidence to finally call myself an ‘author’ instead of a ‘recovering lawyer.” -Ginger McKnight-Chavers A Writers’ League of Texas member since 2015, Dallas-native Ginger McKnight-Chavers

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Introducing Online Classes!

“I live in Dallas, so I appreciate being able to access WLT classes via a webinar.” “My experience with this online class was excellent in all aspects.” —Students in Michael Noll’s WLT Online Class “Hook Readers from Page One” Great news! Writers’ League of Texas members who live in El

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Community Member Q&A: Ageless Authors

“You must continue to create and flourish at all ages. Statistics bear that out, so [we] wanted a vehicle to urge people on. Ageless Authors is that vehicle.” -Larry Upshaw Ageless Authors highlights the work of writers and artists ages 65 and older. Founded by Ginnie Bivona and Larry Upshaw, Ageless Authors

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Meet the Members: Debbie Fleitman

“I’m a Texan, born and bred…Texans tell stories with honesty and from the heart.” -Debbie Fleitman A member of the Writers’ League of Texas, since January, Debbie Fleitman lives in Gainesville, TX. Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Debbie Fleitman: My first book is nonfiction. Life after the Storm is a

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Introducing Our New Program Director: Q&A with Michael Noll

“When we talk about the literary community, it’s tempting to think only in terms of ‘what can the community do for me?’ But this is the wrong way to think.” -Michael Noll There’s lots going on here at the Writers’ League as we look ahead to another month of terrific

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Meet the Members: Dede Fox

“Texas has a vibrant writing community. Fellow writers have been the best teachers and my primary support system.” -Dede Fox A member of the Writers’ League for two years, Dede Fox lives in The Woodlands, Texas. Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Dede Fox: I write YA historical and

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Instructor Q&A: Sara Kocek

“Most readers have an intuitive understanding of what a successful narrative voice feels like. It’s a feeling of being in good hands; a feeling of knowing you can trust the author to keep you entertained; a feeling of someone whispering—or screaming—into your ear.” -Sara Kocek Sara Kocek is the author

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