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.

Should You Convert Your Books to Audiobooks?

Johannes Gutenberg introduced his printing press to the world in 1439. The device, with its ability to move the type, started a social revolution, and I have no doubt, the morning after the announcement, Mister Gutenberg found himself besieged by … Continue reading

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February Mini-Contest Winners!

AND THE WINNERS WERE — FIRST PLACE with $50 Amazon gift card – Susie Adams with  A Home for Aunt Emma SECOND PLACE with $25 Amazon gift card – John Brooks with  A Gothic Scene THIRD PLACE with $15 Amazon … Continue reading

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A native Missourian, Amanda Kassner lives in north Ozark with her husband, Jarod, and son, Sam. She is in the process of writing her mystery/crime drama about a paralegal tackling a new murder case.  Besides being an avid reader, Amanda … Continue reading

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February 25 Speaker

Brian Katcher is the author of several young adult books, including ALMOST PERFECT, winner of the American Library Association’s 2011 Stonewall Book Award; PLAYING WITH MATCHES, winner of the 2011 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, and THE IMPROBABLE THEORY … Continue reading

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How to Pitch an Article or Story to a Magazine

Originally posted on C.A. Simonson:
Pitching a story or article to a magazine or blogsite is the same as writing a query letter. There are important steps to recognize in order to get your piece first accepted, then approved,…

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