Category Archives: Speakers

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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Synova Cantrell – True Crime Writer

SWMO #1 True Crime Writer to speak at the Springfield Writers’ Guild January meeting. Continue reading

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September 2022 Speaker – Carrol Lund

Carrol Dolinsky Lund considers her greatest role that of cheerleader and mentor for her students and colleagues. Her guiding principle:  “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and … Continue reading

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Linda Apple, July 2022 Speaker

An unconventional approach to building characters — using the elements…. Continue reading

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May 2022 Speaker: Tim Ritter

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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