“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury 


June 1st, Speaker on Synopsis Development

MolliandauthorsmallMolli Nickell, Guest Speaker, Wednesday, June 1st, 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble N. Dale Mabry

Bring a printed copy of your 350 word synopsis to the TWA June 1st meeting and take advantage of a “cold reading” from The Publishing Wizard, Molli Nickell.  She’ll demonstrate the agent “quick-read” reaction to illustrate how the biz works from the other side of the desk. This means she’ll stop reading when any synopsis veers off track. Make sure yours doesn’t. Stick with the five-paragraph format that’s explained on a private link on Molli’s website.

Former publisher Molli Nickell has been in the publishing for 30+ years. She’s edited books, acquired manuscripts, authored books and articles, designed projects, presented keynotes, and led workshops for publishing giants including Time-Life, Better Homes & Gardens, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, The ABA (American Booksellers Association), and the SCBWI, (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). Currently, as The Publishing Wizard at www.getpublishednow.biz, she evaluates and edits manuscripts, and teaches writers how to write submission materials: query letters, synopses, and first pages. Molli offers an ever-expanding resource for low-cost tutorials, created to help writers achieve their goals of: agent/contract/shelf space at Barnes and Noble. Check them out at MolliMart. 

July 6th, Speaker on Marketing and Sharpening Our Tech Skills


Alycea Snyder, Guest Speaker, Wednesday, July 6th, 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble N. Dale Mabry

Come hear Alycea Snyder’s presentation on July 6. Her talk will cover important issues about Twitter, Pinterest, Evernote and Scrivener. Alycea is the Innovation Developer for the CE Shop. She knows a few simple tech tools can change the ease and speed of our writing, marketing and publishing. This session will demonstrate the “how” and the “what to click” and the “why bother” of using these tools.


Also on July 6th — Following Alycea Snyder’s presentation, join us. You might be a winner! ” Free Book lottery.”  

On Writing Well 001

Book, Stirring the Craft 001

Book, Bird by Bird 001

Writing Breakout Novel 001

Book by Fay Lamb 001

Book ON Writing 001



 Our dear poet and friend, Doctor Jack Robinson,  will be very much missed. A sweet man and a  talented haiku poet, he left us with many  precious memories.

           Tribute to Jack Robinson

            Pleasant memories

            You leave us, haiku builder

           They’ll bring your name back


           Lucky the haikus

           Shaped by your creative mind

           Yea to what they say


           On your way good friend

           Carrier of great stories

           Haikus sing to you.  Helen Merchan

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