Wednesday, May 06, 2015


May 12, FWA River CIty Writers Meeting - speaker Cynthia Enuton

Our speaker for our May 12 is award-winning author Cynthia Enuton. She pens the Angel in a Fur Coat series and is a marketing guru. Cynthia will clue us in on unique and innovative ways to market our books.  


Sunday, July 13, 2014


August 12, 2014 Meeting

The Rivercity Writers of FWA welcome author Robyn Goiaia to speak at our August 12, 2014 meeting at 7pm at the SE Library. She will speak on the importance of accurate and thorough research for both fiction and nonfiction books. Robyn is the award winning author of America's REAL First Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


October 8th Meeting - Author Jaimie Engle

Our speaker for October is author Jaimie Engle.  Jaimie recenlty launched her debut novel - Clifford Chase and the Arrow of Light.  Jamie is an experienced writer who  honed her craft with over 20 publishing

She will be speaking on her writing process and how she is currently marketing her novel. 

As usual you are welcome to bring in any two pages of any work-in-progress for the group to critique.

Happy writing Gregg

Sunday, May 19, 2013


FWA Rivercity Writers June 11 Meeting

I am thrilled we have Cheyenne Knopf - Marketing Manager for as our June speaker. Cheyenne is a pro's pro and will be speaking on How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Self-publishing. OnLinebinding is a local company and Cheyenne will give you real-world experience that you can apply whether you choose the traditional or self-publishing route to publication.

We meet at 7 pm at the SE Library in Room E. After our speaker, we usually do group critiques of any two pages (double-spaced) of any work-in-progress from attendees.

Happy writing,


Wednesday, April 03, 2013


April 9, 2013 SE Library 7 pm

April 9, 2013 SE Library 7 pm

On April 9, 2013, our speaker will be Author Linda Schilling Mitchell (Dear Miss Schneider, Please Excuse Walter) presents “Getting the Gigs.” How to land interviews, articles, book signings, and speaking engagements, as you promote your book. Linda spent 30 years in the hospitality/hotel industry, as catering director, director of sales & marketing, and general manager. She uses this wealth of experience to increase her book sales, expand her network, and support our community of writers along the way.

· Generating leads. Whom to target for your specific book.

· Tools and resources available to promote your book.

· How to make a good presentation at a book signing or event.

When considering how to market your book, “think outside the box,” says Linda. “Try everything and anything. If they say ‘No,’ you haven’t lost anything. You’ve gained the experience of rejection. You can then move forward, more educated, to the next opportunity.”

As usual you are also welcome to bringin two pages of any work-in-progress for group critiques.

Happy Writing


Monday, March 04, 2013


March Meeting - News from Miami Conference

At our meeting next week on Tuesday March 12, I will bring all the news from the SCBWI Conference in Miami. I had the opportunity to attend a great novelintensive with Michael Kearns, Bruce Coville, and Liz Law. Ellen Hopkins wowed the crowd with her talk on Crank, and I had an awesome critique from Nancy Sisco!

Bring a notepad and a pen - I filled almost a full notebook of copious notes and have so much 411 to share.

Of course you are also welcome to bring 2 pages of any work-in-progress for the group to critique.

This month  we will be in Room E for Excellent meeting!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


FWA February 12, 2013 at 7 PM SE Library

We are meeting on Tuesday February 12, 2013 at the SE Library at 7 pm. in Room D. Award Winning Author Vic Degenti will be speaking on:

“Heroes, Mentors & Shapeshifters: Character Archetypes & the Writer’s Journey”

Your characters may seem unique, but chances are they share the same elements found in the myths and stories of cultures throughout the world and throughout history. Using examples from today’s films and books, award-winning author and FWA Regional Director, Victor DiGenti, will track the hero’s journey, and demonstrates how to grow characters using Christopher Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey as a platform to help you write more powerful stories.

As usual you are welcome to bring in two pages of any work-in-progress for critiques.

Gregg Golson

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