Wednesday, August 28, 2013




Monday, 16 September 2013
7-8:30 p.m.
Topic: Writing Past Procrastination, Perfectionism and Perfectly Good Excuses - 5 Fun Ways to Jump Start Your Creativity
Speaker: Jill Allison Bryan

Richardson Public Library
900 Civic Center Dr.
Richardson TX 75080
Basement Room

Jill will jumpstart your creativity with interactive exercises to stimulate your writing. Jill is a certified Master Kaizen-Muse® Creativity Coach; read more at her website,
She is also a writer, a blogger, a songwriter, and a musician.
The Writers' Guild of Texas WGT Critique Sessions: Third Wednesday of each month.
Registration: 6:45-7:00 p.m.
Reading/critiquing: 7:00-8:45 p.m.

Basement Room of the Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Dr., Richardson TX 75080.
18 August: 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, 21 October 2013: Cindy L. Herb. The Book is Almost Done – Now What? "The Joyful Survivor" and author of Awakening the Spirit: The Open Wide Like a Floozy Chronicles helps others become successful. Using her own experience, Cindy discusses the importance of marketing BEFORE the book is launched, including having a marketing plan, getting endorsements, creating both an online AND offline presence and understanding the basics of building a strong web presence using great keywords as the foundation for building a website.

Saturday, 2 November 2013: Workshop. Rachel Simeone. Book marketing expert Rachel Simeone uses her 20+ years of experience in Internet and consumer marketing to help authors accelerate their sales and achieve their dreams. Implementing proven marketing strategies, Rachel develops customized marketing programs that attract readers and deliver sales. She is known for her innovative ideas that exploit hidden opportunities to give authors a marketing advantage. In addition to her work with authors, Rachel also developed a book marketing training program for the online publisher Blurb. Location: TBA. $25.00/WGT members/$35.00 non-members.

Monday, 18 November 2013: Bob Morris. “EDNA” Bob Morris is an independent management consultant who specializes in accelerated executive development and organizational transformation. Thus far, he has also reviewed more than 2,500 business books for Amazon’s US, UK, and Canadian websites, interviewed more than 200 thought leaders, and has more than 8,000 dedicated followers of the three websites at which he blogs. He will explain why “EDNA” should be every writer’s muse and mentor. Learn more about Bob at his website,

Monday, 16 December 2013: WGT Annual Christmas Party, more details to come…

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):

Saturday, 21 September 2013: SCBWI North Texas 2013 Regional Conference presents Creating Kids Books That Soar. 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 3 Keynote sessions, 4 breakouts. Portfolio and manuscript critiques for a fee. Watch event website for full agenda as it develops. Sheraton Arlington Hotel, Arlington TX. $45 for National SCBWI members; $60 for nonmembers.

Friday, Saturday 4-5 October 2013: 2013 Writer’s Workshop: Wordsmithing: Pursuing the Writing Life. Collin College Continuing Education. 18 breakout sessions, 2 keynote sessions. Networking with fellow writers. Courtyard Center, Preston Park Boulevard, Plano TX 75093. 972.985.3750. $75.00/Friday; $100/Saturday; or $150.00/both days.

Thursday-Sunday 24-32 October 2013: Austin Film Festival 2013 Conference. Film competition now open. Screenplay competition now open. Austin TX
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.
First Saturday each month: Pens and Pancakes Writers Workshop. 10:30 a.m.-noon. The Dock Bookshop. 6637 Meadowbrook Dr. in Fort Worth, TX 76112. Guest facilitator Shewanda Riley. Dock Bookshop ( 817.457.5700. FREE.
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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