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.

April 22 Speaker-Camille Faye

About Camille Faye During her years as a university Composition instructor and writing center tutor, Camille Faye worked with hundreds of writers from varying backgrounds and skill levels on many types of writing projects. She can work with writers in … Continue reading

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APRIL MINI-CONTEST ENTRIES

And the Winners Are: FIRST PLACE – Karla Lowe-Phelps! Glamour Gone Bad SECOND PLACE – Rose Lombardo! THE LAST TIME I LIED TO A FOUR-YEAR-OLD THIRD PLACE – Chris Keller! Prank Call HONORABLE MENTION – Ashley Grant Raisins Read the … Continue reading

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If You’re a Writer, Writing IS Your “Real” Job

Successful writers know that in order to keep producing high-quality, consistent work, they need to apply themselves every day – and not just to writing, but reading as well. If you’re not reading, you’re not going to be a good … Continue reading

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9 Tips on How to Start a Story

How do you begin to tell a story without informing your reader of the where, when, who, and why? Known as an “information-dump” in the writing world, this needed information can often be boring. It must be woven into the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Selling to Libraries Needs to be a Top Priority

According to the ALA Materials Survey published in March 2015, the most popular categories in public libraries were Children’s picture books, general fiction, mystery/thrillers, cookbooks and memoir/bio. The complete list is here. Libraries are a commonly neglected target in the … Continue reading

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