Author Archives: Springfield Writers' Guild

About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.

2023 Summer Writing Contest

RULES Winners will be announced at the August summer picnic. Prize winnings of 1st place = $75 / 2nd place = $50 / 3rd place = $25 / honorable mention PROMPT: Use these words in a story (as many as … Continue reading

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Giving Your Characters Dimension

Often the best part of a story is the characters who step across the pages of the book. The depths to which the author examines these characters is what keeps the reader engaged. One way to begin to examine a … Continue reading

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SWG Spring 2023 Writing Contest

Thank you to all who voted in the SWG Spring Literary Contest. YOU select the winners. This time it was very tight and the Board had to revote to break the ties – twice. Excellent stories – every one of them. Thank … Continue reading

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November 24, 2018 Meeting

ATTENTION: Springfield Writers’ Guild Members It’s time to CELEBRATE … and you’re invited! Welcome in the holidays … and celebrate  SWG 75th Anniversary!  WHEN:  11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24 @ McAlister’s Deli, Battlefield Road & Kansas Expressway, … Continue reading

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October 2018 Speaker

Lori Copeland is a popular best-selling author of both contemporary and Christian historical fiction. She has published over a hundred books since she began writing in 1982. Lori is a Springfield resident, where she lives with her husband, Lance, three … Continue reading

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