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.

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 Writing Contest

Springfield Writers’ Guild provides in-house writing contests three times a year. You must be a member to participate. The goal of these contests is to help writers hone their skills and provoke the imagination. SWG members select the winners by … 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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September 2018 Speaker

A Springfield native, Ritter first embraced creative writing at the age of 9. By age 13 he had written two adventure books, several plays, and created his own comic strip. His 8th grade editorial Lunchline Blues earned him an award … Continue reading

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