Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Event: Writers' Guild Of Texas Monthly Meeting---Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MEETING DAY CHANGE:  Because the Richardson Library is closed on WGT’s regular meeting day, the January meeting will be held on next Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, 23 January 2013
7-8:30 p.m.
Topic: So You’ve Written Your Pitch. Now What Can You Do With It?
Speaker: Carol Woods
Richardson Public Library
900 Civic Center Dr.
Richardson TX 75080
Basement Room
Bring your pitch and some paper. We’ll work through how these few sentences serve as the basis for the first paragraphs of your query letter and synopsis, and provide the outline for your back-of-the-book blurb.
Carol Woods is an award-winning writer, a conference speaker, a free-lance editor, and founding member of the Lesser North Texas Writers, a critique group that has met continuously since 1987. She has edited approximately 60 published books and spoken at conferences in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Woods judged manuscripts for conferences in Texas and Oklahoma; for three years, she judged mainstream books for the Writer’s Digest Magazine’s International Self-Publishing Book Awards.
She spent seven years as acquisitions editor for a small press, produced newsletters for local and international markets, holds a BA in American Studies from UTDallas, reads both good and bad books, and contends that her editing philosophy is: Don’t bore the reader or me!
The Writers' Guild of Texas WGT Critique Sessions: Third Wednesday of each month.
Registration: 6:30-6:45 p.m.
Reading/critiquing: 6:30-8:45 p.m.
Basement room of Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Dr., Richardson TX 75080.
16 Jan.: Coordinator Liz Klein leads these sessions. Participants present their original work and receive feedback.
For more information about The Writers’ Guild of Texas, contact Membership Coordinator John Vance at or WGT Critique Group Coordinator Liz Klein at
Annual 2013 WGT dues of $25.00 may be paid at meetings, or by mail to Writers' Guild of Texas, 6009 W. Parker Road, Suite 149-175, Plano TX 75093.
All WGT events located at the Richardson Public Library are free and open to the public.
Monday, 18 February 2013: David Haynes. The NEW Landscape for Publishing and Marketing Your Work.
Monday, 18 March 2013: Sally Felt. Effective Blurb Copy.
Monday, 15 April 2013: Wendi Pierce. The Anatomy of a Writer's Blog.
Saturday, 20 April 2013: Workshop. Jaye Wells. TBA.
Monday, 20 May 2013: Kim Jackson. The Gumption of Assumption: Dissolving the Barriers between Writers and Audiences.
Monday, 17 June 2013: WGT Read-In.
Monday, 15 July 2013: TBA.
Monday, 19 August 2013: TBA.
Monday, 16 September 2013: TBA.
Monday, 21 October 2013: TBA.
Saturday, 2 November 2013: Workshop. Rachel Simeone. TBA.
Monday, 18 November 2013: TBA.
Monday, 16 December 2013: WGT Holiday Meeting.
All Writers' Guild of Texas events held at the Richardson Public Library are free and open to the public.
For more information about The Writers’ Guild of Texas, contact Membership Coordinator John Vance at or WGT Critique Group Coordinator Liz Klein at
Writers' Events Calendar (contact to have your conferences, meetings, or other writing-related event listed here—no individual book signings, please):
2-4 May 2013: Oklahoma Federation of Writers, Incorporated (OWFI). Agents, workshops, banquets, 29 unpublished manuscripts awards, 4 published books awards, crème de la crème award. Cash prizes. Submission opens 1 December 2012; rules for submission must be followed exactly.  Keynote speaker: Patrick Rothfuss. Embassy Suites Norman, 2501 Conference Drive, Norman OK 73069.
4-5 May 2013: DFWWW conference. Super Early Bird registration is open at the amazing rate of $225. Hurst Conference Center. 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst TX 76054.
First Saturday each month (except January): Dallas MWASW (Mystery Writers of America, Southwest). Texas Land & Cattle, 812 South Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. $5.00 door fee, cash only. All who attend are invited to remain for lunch. Contact info: LaRee Bryant, Permission to forward.
The Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) put together a summer reading list—including a reading list for writers. Check it out! The more readers in the world—the more opportunities for writers!
Second Saturday each month: North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop. Meets every 2nd Saturday at the Hurst Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 6pm.
Frisco Writers Meet-Up Groups: Day group meets every 3rd Thursday and night group every 2nd Tuesday. See website for more details.
Visit for up-to-date information on Writer's League of Texas workshops held in Austin TX.
Visit for guidelines to participate in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
The Writers' Guild of Texas is a nonprofit professional organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers; to help members improve and market their writing skills; and to promote the interests of writers and the writing community.
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Permission to forward this email is not only granted, but encouraged. Let's get the word out to as many in the writing community as possible.
Carol Woods, Communications
Writers' Guild of Texas

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