Index of Sage Articles

2004-2015

The following is a list of articles, essays, poems, etc. published in the SouthWest Sage, the SWW monthly newsletter.

To search the list, use Ctrl + F (not the website’s search box), enter your search criteria, and scroll down to find the highlighted results. Note the page number and click on the month to bring up the corresponding newsletter.

BC: bimonthly contest winner/honorable mention
MC: monthly contest winner/honorable mention
QC: quarterly contest winner/honorable mention

January 2015
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Welcome to Your New SWW Crew Rob Spiegel 2
Stumpy Jasmine Tritten 6
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: On Reading How to Write Betsy James 8
Unlikely Companions Susan Cooper 9
February 2015
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How to Write Melody Groves 1
The Dreaded Writing Rob Spiegel 2
February Writing Challenge: Surprising Online Experience Joanne S. Bodin 6
Surprising Online Experience: The Lovely Internet Phyllis Hoge 8
Surprising Internet Experience: International Article Thievery Rose Marie Kern 12
…Beholder Mary Beth Dorsey 12
March 2015
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The Writing Life: Gutsy, Risky Plays Sherri Burr 1
Of Contests and Conferences Rob Spiegel 2
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Spacious Poetry Betsy James 12
The Question Song Betsy James 12
April 2015
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Busting Out in May Rob Spiegel 2
Slant of Moonlight Dino Leyba 3
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Rich Predicaments Betsy James 7
MIDDLE CLASS BLUES Mary Dorsey 9
2014 Annual Report Lee Higbie 12
PAGEANT IN THE AIR Rose Marie Kern 12
May 2015
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A New Way to Write? Ramona Gault 1
May Is the Coolest Month Rob Spiegel 2
Poetry as Inspiration: Historical and Personal Perspectives Joanne S. Bodin 9
In the Poets’ World Joanne S. Bodin 9
Inception Joanne S. Bodin 10
The Social Media Corner: A Goodreads Primer Jim Tritten 12
TRUE WORDS (TANKA SEQUENCE)
A memorial to Constance Hester
John Candelaria 13
June 2015
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Pseudonyms, Pen Names, Aliases, and the Like Donald T. Morgan 1
Writer’s Sloth Rob Spiegel 2
Who Am I Again? Sarah H. Baker 6
Pen Names Melody Groves 9
Networking Isn’t a Four-Letter Word Joycelyn Campbell 10
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: The “As you know, Bob,” Syndrome Betsy James 13
Why Use a Pen Name? Kathy Wagoner 14
July 2015
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The Many Faces of Memoir Bob Gassaway 1
Writing on the Internet for the Internet Rob Spiegel 2
The Writing Life: Finding Your Tribe Sherri Burr 7
Which Social Networking Sites Are Right For You? Kimberly Mitchell 11
August 2015
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Write a Memoir like a Novel Using Ten Techniques of Fiction KL Wagoner 1
The Power of a Conference to Teach Success Rob Spiegel 2
Networking Dos and Don’ts for Writers Joycelyn Campbell 7
September 2015
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Sarah’s Secret Terry Civello 1
The Must of Membership Rob Spiegel 2
Giving It Your Best Pitch Rob Spiegel 5
Forgotten Soldiers of a Forgotten War:
A Memoir
Jim Tritten 11
How to Use Social Media to Sharpen Your Memoir Kimberly Mitchell 12
KiMo Theatre Book: “King of its Kind” Peg Herrington 14
October 2015
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The Writing Life: Blocked or Lazy? Sherri Burr 1
Campaign Promises Rob Spiegel 3
BC: Santa Jasmine Tritten 8
Can the Enneagram Make You a Better Writer? Joycelyn Campbell 11
Scribl Expands Distribution and Crowd Pricing Reach Lee Higbie 13
Empty Sky Dino de Leyba 13
Why I Can’t Write Eva Newman 16
THE WAKE Mary E. Dorsey 17
November 2015
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How Much We Don’t Know About Writing? Rob Spiegel 2
Why Do We Do That Voodoo We Do? Olive Balla 6
Can the Enneagram Make You a Better Writer? Part 2: The Nine Enneagram Types Joycelyn Campbell 9
December 2015
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Closing a Vibrant Year with Gratitude Rob Spiegel 2
The Writing Life: Tidying Up Sherri Burr 6
True Confessions Olive Balla 8
BC: Milliseconds Caiti Jackson 11
BC: My Life As Pentimento Marilea Rabasa 12
BC: The Incarceration of Great Grandfather Caleb Susan Olsen 12
Can the Enneagram Make You a Better Writer? Part 3: Enneagram Characters Joycelyn Campbell 13
January 2014
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Measuring Success: Changing Times, Changing Goals Kristi Holl 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
A Note from the Outgoing Editor Kathy Wagoner 3
In Defiance of the Norm Olive Balla 5
Ten Things Every Children’s Book Writer Should Know Shirley Raye Redmond 9
An Interview with an SWW Author: Sarah Baker Kathy Wagoner 10
The Odd Calling: Creativity and Writing: Beginning Betsy James 14
February 2014
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The Storyteller’s Anthology Lives! Peggy Herrington 1
Tools of the Trade: The Pen is Mightier… Rose Marie Kern 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
A Note from the Incoming Editor Rose Marie Kern 3
On the Craft of Writing Lee Higbie 4
Book Review: The Word-Loss Diet by Rayne Hall A.R. Aeby 5
The Pen is Mightier… Sheina MacCormic 8
The Pen is Mightier… Gayle Lauradunn 9
This Odd Calling: Creativity & The Writing Life: A Watercolor Lesson for Writers Betsy James 11
Get Noticed! Social Media Marketing for Writers Robin Kalinich 12
Information from Writing Contest Chairman Andy Mayo 14
Sound and Fury Olive Balla 18
An Interview With an SWW Author: RJ Mirabal KL Wagoner 19
March 2014
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President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
The Writing Life: Why Writers Need Friends Sherri Burr 7
Writer’s Remorse O.M. Balla 8
This Odd Calling: Creativity & The Writing Life: Picture Book Illustration as Visual Code Betsy James 10
Why am I Afraid to Write? Marguerite Moore 11
What is a Social Media Platform? Robin Kalinich 13
The Postcard Project Caroline LeBlanc 14
Libraries: Fading into the Past Marsha L. Thole 15
An Interview with an SWW Author: S.S. Bazinet KL Wagoner 16
Let’s Face Facts Janet K. Brennan 17
April 2014
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The Poetry I Like Jeanne Shannon 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
My Father Has Delicate Hands Karin Bradbury 4
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Dancing It All Betsy James 4
Dream Garden Joanne S. Bodin 6
MOLD at SWW John Candelaria 7
Mary Haarmeyer Discusses Screenwriting, Part I KL Wagoner 8
Impression Mary Dorsey 10
You Dave Bachelor 12
Sunset on My Heart Dino Leyba 12
Dinner Elizabeth Galligan 13
A Limerick Rose Marie Kern 13
Book Review: Characters and Viewpoints by Orson Scott Card A.R. Aeby 14
Weed Donald DeNoon 15
Walking the Bosque Karen McKinnon 17
All Day the Wind Jeanne Shannon 18
May 2014
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Puzzled Cindy Riggs 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
The Ditch Matthew Barbour 4
Taking a Long Wok off a Short Peer Stan Rhine 8
First Serial Rights Sherri Burr 8
Mary Haarmeyer Discusses Screenwriting, Part II KL Wagoner 10
Murphy’s Law and The UNM Writer’s Conference Sandra K. Toro 12
Illusion Dino Leyba 12
Return Home Betty Higbie 14
Indies and Trads and Stats—Oh My! Laura L. Carlson 15
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Monsters Betsy James 16
June 2014
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International Writing Contest is Closed! Andy Mayo 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
Mi Amore Italiano Terry Civello 5
The Chosen One Fred Aiken 9
True Grist Olive Balla 10
This Odd Calling: Creativity & The Writing Life: Words and the River Betsy James 11
What Does SouthWest Writers Want to Be? Andy Mayo 12
Eternity Mary Elizabeth Dorsey 11
The Writing Life: The Importance of Play Sherri Burr 14
Book Review: Write Your Novel
From The Middle by James Scott Bell
A.R. Aeby 15
Interview with an SWW Author: Larry Greenly KL Wagoner 16
A Man’s Guide to a Meaningful Relationship Dino Leyba 17
July 2014
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July 4th Nancy Marano 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
Independence Day–A Slight Alteration Roger Floyd 7
Fourth of July Phyllis Hoge Thompson 8
Members Endorse Brown Bag Seminars Following Saturday Meetings Lee Higbie 9
Born on the Fourth of July (With Music) Dianne R. Layden 10
On Persistence Olive Balla 11
This Odd Calling: Help for Tangled Thoughts Betsy James 12
An Interview with SWW Author E. H. Hackney KL Wagoner 13
Penteli Mountain Marilea Rabasa 15
Interview with Author Eric Shonkwiler Leah Angstman 15
Twister Donald DeNoon 16
August 2014
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President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
An Interview with SWW Author Elizabeth Ann Galligan KL Wagoner 12
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Road Signs Betsy James 13
“Sound and Fury” Olive Balla 15
September 2014
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President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
2014 SWW International Writing Competition Winners Announced Andy Mayo 1
Use Your Brain: Make Writing a Habit Joycelyn Campbell 11
Insights on Selling Books at the NM Arts & Crafts Fair Paul Rhetts 12
Interview with SWW Author Gale O’Brien KL Wagoner 13
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: The “-ing” Disease Betsy James 14
Canine Symphony Bobbi Adams 18
October 2014
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President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: A Fit of Shameless Nostalgia Betsy James 8
Trick or Treat! Peg Herrington 8
Comment on Contest and Ceremony Phyllis Hoge Thompson 11
The Writing Life: Finding the Fight and the Fun in Your Work Sherri Burr 12
Halloween Triolet Linda Yen 15
Fool’s Paradise Mary E. Dorsey 16
November 2014
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President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
How to Listen Roy Bowen 8
Water Dance Mary E. Dorsey 9
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Riffing Betsy James 10
How to Web or Cluster Betty Higbie 11
December 2014
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South Broadway Cultural Center Hosts First SWW Reading Peg Herrington 1
President’s Letter Lee Higbie 2
This Odd Calling: Creativity and the Writing Life: Up Time, Down Time, Dream Time Betsy James 4
Sophia and the Bad Little Donkey Marsha De Keno 5
The Writing Life: Juggling Priorities Sherri Burr 7
SWW Authors at the Balloon Museum Holiday Fair Peg Herrington 9
Looking for Trouble Joycelyn Campbell 12
January 2013
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I Have a Dream Today Rebecca L. Boschee 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
An Interview with Mercedes M. Yardley Bentley McGrath 5
The Late-Blooming Writer Olive Balla 8
Get Your Words Worth E.H. Hackney 9
One Writer’s Journey: To Not Write Crap A.R. Aeby 12
BC: Alice Hughes: The Secret Guardian Eileen Wiard 14
February 2013
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2013 Annual Writing Competition Andy Mayo 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
An Interview with Elizabeth Bagby Bentley McGrath 5
Murdering English: Justifiable Homicide? Olive Balla 8
Absent Moon J. Allen Whitt 9
Poetry Corner Dodici Azpadu 12
Tell Me a Story: Three Ways to Improve Your Storytelling Janice Hardy 12
March 2013
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Of Cabbages and Kings… Patricia Woods 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
An Interview with W. Vandoren Wheeler Bentley McGrath 5
Whack-a-Mole Writing Olive Balla 8
What is Translation? Carola Sena 9
Poetry Corner (Interview with Jeanne Shannon) Dodici Azpadu 12
April Along the Crane’s Nest River Jeanne Shannon 12
The Writing Life: Persevering Through Adversity Sherri Burr 13
April 2013
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SWW Contest Winners Find Success Andy Mayo 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Book Review: Characters, Emotion and Viewpoint by Nancy Kress A.R. Aeby 5
A Soupçon of Arrogance Olive Balla 8
BC: Dear Oh Deer! Lori Coffin 9
BC: Not a Silent Night Susan Dietrich Schneider 9
Poetry Corner Dodici Azpadu 12
Walking the Bosque Karen McKinnon 12
Venus Transit – 2012 John Ashbaugh 12
At Sundown, Bosque del Apache Jeanne Shannon 12
Buñuelos Elaine G. Schwartz 13
Reflection Elizabeth Ann Galligan 13
Cucaracha Karin Bradberry 13
Before American Gothic Donald DeNoon 13
May 2013
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About Character and Setting Development E.H. Hackney 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Platform? We Don’t Need No Stinking Platform Olive Balla 5
Wandering Off the Beaten Path with Annie Leibovitz Sherri Burr 8
Receiving and Rising Above Rejection Peter D. Mallett 9
Poetry Corner Dodici Azpadu 12
BC: Letter to a Late Husband Katherine B. Hauth 13
BC: D is for Divorce Stella Pevsner 13
BC: The Choking Kind Charles R. Powell 13
June 2013
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Embodied: Writing for Kids and Teens Betsy James 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Sonnet to the Good Poet John J. Candelaria 4
Book Review: The Comic Toolbox by John Vorhaus A.R. Aeby 5
Human Motivations: Fodder for Fiction Olive Balla 9
Poetry Corner Dodici Azpadu 12
Cinematic Point of View Fred A. Aiken 13
July 2013
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Getting into SWW’s eBook and Print Anthology Peggy Herrington 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Embracing Writer Fatigue Olive Balla 5
Poetry Corner Dodici Azpadu 12
The Craft of Writing F.A. Aiken 13
BC: Beware of the Flex Hose! Patty Kline 13
August 2013
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Three Rules for Flying and Writing: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate Alice Winston Carney 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Book Review: Help! For Writers by Peter Clark A.R. Aeby 4
Tracking Subplots Olive Balla 6
Lester Dent’s Magic Formula to Write a Saleable 6,000-Word Story F.A. Aiken 10
Pulitzer Remix 2013 Karin Bradberry 11
Why Do We Write? Ramona Gault 14
September 2013
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President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Lessons Learned Olive Balla 5
Speculative Fiction: Culture Lab Betsy James 6
The Writing Life: Building Strengths and Outsourcing Weaknesses Sherri Burr 10
Food, AP Style Karen Coates 11
Local Author Resource Sheet Gene Lessard 14
BC: Epiphany at Walmart Martha Lea Bryant 16
October 2013
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Tiina Nunnally Receives Knighthood Gayle Lauradunn 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Book Review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss A.R. Aeby 5
Snake Oil? Olive Balla 8
Choosing a Memoir Disclaimer Cate Macabe 9
NM-AZ Book Award Finalists: SWW Members KL Wagoner 13
November 2013
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Things Readers Hate Agatho Mystery 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Caveat Scribus: Writer Beware Olive Balla 4
Conquer the Naysayers—Write a Novel in November Tiffany Tackett 8
Two Simple Keys to Survive a Book Event Cate Macabe 9
An Interview with the Rattlesnake Lawyer: Jonathan Miller Kathy Wagoner 12
December 2013
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An Interview with a Storyteller Winner: Laura Keller Kathy Wagoner 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Book Review: Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland A.R. Aeby 5
Quite the Character Olive Balla 9
The Writing Life: Basic Principles from Dear Abby Sherri Burr 10
Writing a Memoir Like a Novel: Point of View Cate Macabe 14
January 2012
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Painting Word Pictures Rick Reichman 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Madge Harrah, A Beacon Penny Raife Durant 3
Writing Verse Novels Caroline Starr Rose 5
Getting From Premise to Plot Janice Hardy 6
The Writing Dreamscape Sherri Burr 9
Preparation, Poison and Pitfalls Bentley McGrath 10
BC: Mom’s Pie Paula Nixon 14
February 2012
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What Story Should You Write? Douglas J. Eboch 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Another Goodbye (Eileen Stanton) Gail Rubin 3
On Making Legal Writing More Interesting Bentley McGrath 5
Publishing Your Next Book–Not So Difficult Janet K. Brennan 6
Songwriting: The Basics Robyn Mackenzie 10
Is Writing a Business or a Hobby? Kiki Canniff 11
March 2012
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SWW Annual Writing Contest Cynthia Boyd 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
On Being Woefully Platformless Bentley McGrath 5
An Interview with Myself Jonathan Miller 6
Critique Circle Basics: Setting Up an Effective/Efficient Support Group K. Kitts 10
The Writing Life: Time Management Sherri Burr 11
BC: I Remember Christmas on the Sonoran Desert Catherine Ferguson 12
Bête Noire: Show, Don’t Tell K. Kitts 14
April 2012
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A Year in the Life of a Storyteller Award Winner Chuck Greaves 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Bête Noire: Pacing K. Kitts 4
On Finding a Reason to Join the Crowd Bentley McGrath 5
The Sum of the Parts: Writing a Synopsis Janice Hardy 6
Finding My Writer’s Voice O.M. Balla 11
An Interview with Katrina Guarascio, Poet Kathy Wagoner 16
May 2012
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Travel Essays: Your Inner Wanderer at Large in the World Teresa Cutler-Broyles 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Poem: What Writers Do John J. Candelaria 4
On Write What You Know Bentley McGrath 5
What Writing Books Don’t Tell You Kirt Hickman 6
Bête Noire: Openings and Hooks K. Kitts 10
Are You Really Ready for Publication? Joseph Badal 11
June 2012
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Censorship Destroys Free Exchange of Ideas Shirley M. Gallegos 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
On Searching for Purpose Bentley McGrath 5
Taking Notes (Or Something) in Mexico Betsy James 6
Perfect Pitch Pat Browning 10
Writer’s Muse Olive Balla 10
The Writing Life: The Joy of Interviewing Sherri Burr 11
July 2012
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5 Tips for Retrieving Memories and Developing Your Memoir Lisa Hase-Jackson 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
Why I Write for Teens Carolee Dean 6
How PR Makes a Tough Sell (Like Funeral Planning) Palatable Gail Rubin 10
To All You Cowards Out There Vicki H. Moss 11
BC: Skeletons and Angels Eric Schneider 14
BC: The Eagle’s Claw Donald Morgan 14
August 2012
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On Imitation Bentley McGrath 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
A Writer’s Ethics Olive Balla 5
Magazine Writing: Bagging Your First Assignment Melody Groves 6
Should You Attend a Writers’ Conference This Year? Patricia Fry 10
Tell Me, Can You Feel It? Christie L. Keele 11
September 2012
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President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
On the Perils of Research Bentley McGrath 5
TMI (Too Much Information) Sarah Baker 6
Spiritual Writing: A Journey of Discovery Kathryn Cameron
Sarah Kotchian
11
The Writing Life: Having It All Sherri Burr 15
A Writer’s Orientation Olive Balla 16
October 2012
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President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
On Writer’s Block and Cannibalism Bentley McGrath 5
Getting an “A” in the School of Hard Knocks Wally Gordon 8
You Could Be Sued for Copyright Infringement Fred A. Aiken 9
Pick a Genre, Any Genre Olive Balla 12
10 Ways to Rock on Social Media and Still Have a Life Penny C. Sansevieri 13
November 2012
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The Best Way to Create Suspense Is… Keith Pyeatt 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
On Connection Bentley McGrath 5
Plotting Advice from Sid Fleishman Chris Eboch 8
One Writer’s Journey: Following a Dream Lola Eagle 9
The Endurance of Letters J. Allen Whitt 12
BC: The Weight of Life Désirée Perriguey 14
BC: The Flag…A Burning Issue Embree H. Bolton 15
December 2012
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Interview with a Storyteller Winner (Rachel Wierick) Kathy Wagoner 1
President’s Letter Kathy Kitts 2
A Note from the Editor Kathy Wagoner 4
On Wrapping and Resources Bentley McGrath 5
Writing Over the Back Fence Betsy James 8
Bulking Up: Fleshing Out a Too-Short Novel Janice Hardy 9
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Interviewing Sherri Burr 12
Don’t Let the Internet Eat You Alive Janalyn Voigt 13
A Time to Play Dress-up Olive Balla 16
January 2011
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Use SouthWest Writers Know-How to Elevate Your Career Laurel Burnett 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
A Humorous Winter Event John Kennedy 3
Writing In No Time Chris Eboch 4
SWW 2011 Annual Writing Contest Cynthia Boyd 5
Researching Military Fiction Jay Brooks 9
Do I Need an Editor for My Manuscript? Patricia Fry 10
A Grammatical Tip: Correcting Run-on Sentences Dodici Azpadu 11
February 2011
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The Rewards of Writing a Memoir Sandra Toro 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
A Grammatical Tip: Pronoun Consistency Dodici Azpadu 3
The Stories in History Chris Eboch 4
QC: WISH Cathleen Cherry 5
March 2011
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Creative Nonfiction, Then and Now – A Personal Exploration Bonnie Lee Black 1
Three Ways to Help Fellow Writers Melody Groves 2
Grammar Tip: The Secret Life of Pronouns Dodici Azpadu 3
Bios Made Easy Chris Eboch 4
Memoir Writing: Lessons from Jeannette Walls Sherri Burr 5
April 2011
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Annual Contest Judges Announced Cynthia Boyd 1
Why Should I Be A SouthWest Writers Member? Melody Groves 2
Grammar Tip: Pronoun Trouble Spots Dodici Azpadu 3
From Idea to Story Chris Eboch 4
In My Library of Story John J. Candelaria 5
Come, Cricket, Come Elizabeth Galligan 5
May 2011
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President’s Message: Some Really Tough Decisions Melody Groves 2
Reading Your Rights Clauses Sherri Burr 3
From Idea to Story II Chris Eboch 4
Mixed Constructions Make No Sense Dodici Azpadu 5
June 2011
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Taming My Computer Fears Bob Gassaway 1
President’s Message: Something Wise to Say Melody Groves 2
BC: The Photograph Terry Civello 3
Characters in Conflict Chris Eboch 4
No Computer in Heaven? (For Billy Burns) Donald DeNoon 10
Mixed Constructions Nonsense Dodici Azpadu 10
The Good Fight Olive Balla 11
July 2011
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President’s Message: It’s Here! Melody Groves 2
BC: Mozambique Mouth Breeders Charles R. Powell 3
The Hollywood Touch Chris Eboch 4
Misused Words: Me, Myself, and I Dodici Azpadu 5
Watch Your Language Bob Gassaway 12
Seeing Life and Character Development as a Staircase and Not an Arc: Lessons from Jane Fonda and Her New Book Prime Time Sherri Burr 13
August 2011
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President’s Message Melody Groves 2
Don’t Be Scammed By Your Publisher Patricia L. Fry 3
Hanging by the Fingernails: Cliffhangers Chris Eboch 4
More Misused Words Dodici Azpadu 5
Sharpening Your Listening Bob Gassaway 6
Thank You Note from a Passerby AL Levenson 12
Map to Self-Publishing Shirl Brainard 13
September 2011
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President’s Message Melody Groves 2
BC: Anniversary Karen McKinnon 3
Connecting at Conferences Chris Eboch 5
Dialogue Punctuation Basics Dodici Azpadu 6
Joint Authorship: Professional Marriages Made in Heaven or Hell Sherri Burr 7
BC: A Heavenly Blend Ruth Friesen 14
BC: Love’s Tempest Verona Winn 14
October 2011
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President’s Message: Critique Groups Melody Groves 2
For My Good Friend Ron Schultz Joanne Bodin 3
The Craft of Memoir: An Interview with Connie Josefs Terry Civello 8
The Promise of the First Chapter Chris Eboch 10
To Comma or Not to Comma Dodici Azpadu 11
Annual Contest Poem: It’s a Dream Until It Turns Into Paper John J. Candelaria 12
Louis L’ Amour Saved My Life Olive Balla 14
Are You Ready to Write a Novel in November? Bentley McGrath 15
November 2011
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Luise Putcamp Jr. Wins Storyteller Award Kathy Wagoner 1
President’s Message: The Power of the Pen Melody Groves 2
A Note from the Outgoing Editor Ruth Friesen 3
BC: Mango Alice Hurst 4
Message, Moral, Meaning: The Theme Chris Eboch 5
For Who/Whom The Bell Tolls Dodici Azpadu 6
How to Discover if Your Book Project is a Good Idea Patricia Fry 10
BC: The Professional Dennis Kastendiek 14
BC: Chatty Kathy Barbara R. Duchek 14
December 2011
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Why Learn About Screenwriting? Rick Reichman 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
Grammar Tip Dodici Azpadu 4
Narrative vs. Authorial Voice Uma Krishnaswami and Joanne Rocklin 5
Mapping Your Career Path Chris Eboch 6
SCBWI Handsprings Conference Sue Houser 10
January 2010
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Showcase of New Mexico Novelists at February 20 Conference Sandra Toro 1
New Years Day Is My Favorite Holiday Melody Groves 2
Ravings of a Crazed Writer Nancy LaTurner 3
What’s Up with Books? Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli 4
Revising Fiction: Ten Tips To Tighten Your Narrative Style – Part I Kirt Hickman 5
Protecting Your Inner Muse Jeannine Washington 8
February 2010
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Are You Ready for An Agent? Sandra Toro 1
“Busting My Buttons” With Pride Melody Groves 2
Your Children’s Book Manuscript: Set the Stage for Success Shirley Raye Redmond 3
Revising Fiction: Ten Tips To Tighten Your Narrative Style – Part II Kirt Hickman 4
March 2010
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Marching Along Melody Groves 2
Revising Fiction: The Opening Scene Kirt Hickman 4
Writing With the Senses John J. Candelaria 5
Using Life Experiences to Help You Write Melody Groves 9
April 2010
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Winning SouthWest Writers’ Annual Contest Brings Visibility to Writers Andy Mayo 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
QC: Afterward (For Richard) Karen McKinnon 3
QC: READ ME Sylvia Ramos Cruz 3
Revising Fiction: Render Your Setting Effectively Kirt Hickman 4
On Writing My Memoir Sally Cisney Mann 5
Blog Yourself to Writing Success Rob Spiegel 9
May 2010
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It’s Not Too Late to Enter SouthWest Writers’ Annual Contest Andy Mayo 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
My Most Memorable Contest (Overcoming Procrastination) Alan Carlson 3
Revising Fiction: Revealing Character Kirt Hickman 4
Talking to Strangers Ruth Friesen 5
How to Find Readers for Your Blog Rob Spiegel 9
A Good Online Printer Rose Marie Kern 9
June 2010
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The Real Price of Computers in Writing Dr. Larry W. Greenly 1
Painless Book Promotion For the First-Time Author Patricia Fry 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
Cinderella Story for Novelist Sandra Toro 3
Grant Writing: It’s Not Just for Masochists Scott Jones 4
From Blackberry to The Wildflower Press—How I Became a Small-Press Publisher Jeanne Shannon 5
Revising Fiction: How to Avoid Writing Information Dumps Kirt Hickman 9
It’s True What They Say About How-To Books Ethel Forman 11
July 2010
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September Conference: Emerging Multi-Cultural Voices Sandra Toro 1
Betsy James Named Storyteller Judge Andy Mayo 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
SouthWest Writers – The Place To Be Rita Herther 3
Revising Fiction: Character Viewpoint Kirt Hickman 4
A Precious Process Charlotte A. Shroyer 5
Pitching a Life Saver Jonathan Miller 9
MC: Ruffling the Waters Bonnie Hayes 10
The Pitch Session Stan Rhine 12
August 2010
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September Conference: Emerging Multi-Cultural Voices Sandra Toro 1
What Kind are You? Melody Groves 2
Annual Awards Banquet Andy Mayo 3
A World of Historical Newspapers at Your Fingertips James McGrath Morris 4
Revising Fiction: Building Tension Kirt Hickman 9
Turning up the Summer Heat Lydia Parks 10
August Noon Jeanne Shannon 12
Desire Nancy LaTurner 12
September 2010
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Better than the Aroma of Green Chile Melody Groves 2
SouthWest Writers 2010 Annual Contest Winners Announced Andy Mayo 3
Mastering the Art of Interviewing Sherri Burr 4
Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns through the Artist’s Eye Lois Manno 5
Revising Fiction: Scene Endings Kirt Hickman 10
October 2010
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Translating The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Joanne Matzenbacher with Steven T. Murray and Tiina Nunnally 1
Doing More For You Melody Groves 2
The Storyteller’s Journey John J. Candelaria 3
Working with Bookstores Laura Kuechenmeister 4
Revising Fiction: Creating Character Voice Kirt Hickman 5
A Gift in Disguise Rita Herther 9
New Programs for SouthWest Writers Members Rob Spiegel 10
November 2010
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Charles Greaves Wins Storyteller Award Ruth Friesen 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
E-book Sales Explode – Minor News for Authors Rob Spiegel 4
Revising Fiction: Manuscript Format Kirt Hickman 5
Small Magazines Pay Off Big Time Loretta Hall 9
Winning Ugly Jonathan Miller 10
For Whom Do You Write? Patricia Fry 11
December 2010
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Making the Most of the Markets Chris Eboch 1
President’s Message Melody Groves 2
QC: The Perfect Storm Kathy Kuenzer 3
Revising Fiction: The Final Polish Kirt Hickman 4
Tips for Writers from Authors Sherri Burr 5
New Education Programs for 2011 Terry Civello 7
The Christmas Letter Ruth Friesen 9
Keeping the Author Whole Shirl Brainard 10
A Grammatical Tip: Excuse me. Your modifier is dangling. Dodici Azpadu 11
January 2009
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Update on February 21 Screenwriter’s Conference Sandra Toro 1
President’s Message Rob Spiegel 2
Revising Fiction: “To Be” or Not “To Be” Kirt Hickman 5
Lessons from the Life of Tony Hillerman Sherri Burr 6
February 2009
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President’s Message Rob Spiegel 2
A Royal Time John Candelaria 2
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way ML Dellafiora 4
Revising Fiction: Filter Words Kirt Hickman 5
Micro-Movements Sherri Burr 6
March 2009
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President’s Message: Training Wheels Rob Spiegel 2
Revising Fiction: Taming the Beast: What to Do with That Frightful First Draft Kirt Hickman 4
Live Your Life in Search of Material Sherri Burr 5
Poetry Blossoms Forth Harold M. Burnett 8
How to Win Friends and Influence Booksellers: Tips to Successful Booksignings Melody Groves 10
April 2009
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Longing for April Jeanne Shannon 1
President’s Message Rob Spiegel 2
Setting Up a Booksigning Jonathan Miller 3
Revising Fiction: Dialogue Compression, the Key to Realistic Dialogue Kirt Hickman 4
Self-Publishing Sherri Burr 5
The Novel Conference Sandra Toro 8
May 2009
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President’s Message: Preparing for the SWW Future Rob Spiegel 2
Contact to Contract in Six Days Keith Pyeatt 3
Interviewing For Fact or Fiction Bob Gassaway 4
Minding Clothing Finances: Dressing for Success on Less Sherri Burr 5
Renaming the Retort: Imaginal Fiction Betsy James 8
Revising Fiction: How to Write Scene Openings that Work Kirt Hickman 10
June 2009
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The Difference in Conferences Sandra Toro 1
President’s Message: Send It Out Rob Spiegel 2
Worse Than Writer’s Block? Rose Marie Kern 3
Revising Fiction: The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing Dialogue Kirt Hickman 4
In Desperate Search of a Publisher Audrey Hansen 5
Roads of Poetry at June 20 Workshop Jeanne Shannon 8
The Good Job Sherri Burr 10
July 2009
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August 15 Novel Conference Sandra Toro 1
Pitching A Novel Bob Gassaway 1
President’s Message: Begging for Criticism Rob Spiegel 2
Minding Finances: Life Purpose Sherri Burr 3
Revising Fiction: Make Your Characters More Than Cardboard Cutouts Kirt Hickman 4
A Creative Challenge Shirl Brainard 5
August 2009
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Don’t Forget Who You Wanted to Be Rob Spiegel 2
Revising Fiction: Avoid Common Characterization Pitfalls Kirt Hickman 4
Minding Finances: Book Expo Sherri Burr 5
September 2009
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Good Books are Still Selling Bob Gassaway 1
President’s Message: Don’t Quit Rob Spiegel 2
Revising Fiction: You Can’t Say That Again Kirt Hickman 4
The Athletic Mind-set for Writers Sherri Burr 5
QC: The Big Comedown: Reflections on the passing of JFK Gary Logsted 10
QC: The Best Hook Karen Elliott 11
October 2009
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President’s Message: Writing Opportunities Abound Online Rob Spiegel 2
Revising Fiction: Who Said That? Kirt Hickman 4
Writing the Bullet-Proof Query Rob Spiegel 5
Fool’s Paradise Lost Shirl Brainard 11
November 2009
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Kathleen Cherry SWW Storyteller of the Year Ruth Friesen 1
A New Mission for SWW: Helping Members Sell Their Books Rob Spiegel 2
Two-Minute Tax Warning Fred A. Aiken 3
Revising Fiction: Perfect Your Plot Kirt Hickman 4
The ABCs of Kids’ Nonfiction Books Shirley Raye Redmond 5
Coercion From My Muse Lola R. Eagle 10
Enchanting Winners: The 2009 Writing Contest John J. Candelaria 11
December 2009
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February 20 Conference Features The Business of Writing and NM Novelists Sandra Toro 1
President’s Message: Here Comes the New Blood Rob Spiegel 2
MC: How I Found Santa Without NORAD John Orman 3
Revising Fiction: Suspense Builders Kirt Hickman 4
The Dirty Dozen: Myths About Writing for Kids Shirley Raye Redmond 5
Critique Group Etiquette Jeanne Shannon 10
What Type of Critique Group Is Right For You? Keith Pyeatt 11
January 2008
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Create a World That Rocks Kirt Hickman 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Scrapbook Inspiration Rose Marie Kern 4
Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Mystery Conference Wendy Bickel 5
Out with the Old… Larry Greenly 5
…and In with the New! Rob Spiegel 5
Ruth Randall’s Back Door to Publication Kristin Embry Litchman 6
Minding Finances for Writers: Why Writers Need Wills Sherri Burr 10
January Markets: Preview of “From Start to Sales IV” Eileen Stanton 10
I Have the Right to Write Irene I. Blea 11
Joy Greg Candela 11
February 2008
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Ten Great Reasons to Attend a Writers Conference Susan Denney 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Animal Valentines: Praying Mantis Eric Ian Schneider 2
The Queen of Everything Retires Sandy Schairer 2
Education of a Writer Meg Wente 5
Animal Valentines: Tomcat Eric Ian Schneider 6
Strength in Words Katherine A. Scott 7
Animal Valentines: Wolf Eric Ian Schneider 9
Minding Finances for Writers: Adapting Your Work Sherri Burr 10
Never Been Published? Here’s a Fine Opportunity (Interview with K.C. Compton) Eileen Stanton 10
Revising Fiction: What the Right Comparison Can Do for You Kirt Hickman 11
Animal Valentines: Kangaroo Eric Ian Schneider 15
March 2008
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Mystery Conference Success! Peggy Herrington 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Writers Beware! Rose Marie Kern 2
A Little Erotica Music, Please Pat Browning 4
CREDO: Wordwrights Write Right R.E.E. Evans 5
Tales of My Southwest Frederick Scho 8
Revising Fiction: The Role of Critiques Kirt Hickman 10
Markets: Work + Talent + Luck = Success (Interview with Sarah Baker) Eileen Stanton 11
Minding Finances for Writers: Focus Your Writing Sherri Burr 11
Thank You, Judy Ducharme Sandy Schairer 13
April 2008
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SWW Receives 2008 Bravos Award Larry Greenly 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Thanks to David Corwell Sandy Schairer 2
Rhyme Time or Not Harold M. Burnett 5
Thirteen Rules for Publicizing Your Book Mark David Gerson 7
Revising Fiction: That Darned First Draft: Putting Your Muse in Charge Kirt Hickman 10
Minding Finances for Writers: Fill the Creative Well Sherri Burr 11
Screenwriting Workshop Rick Reichman 11
May 2008
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Writing Book Reviews Gary Draper 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Minding Finances for Writers: From Receiving to Giving Sherri Burr 4
Someone Asked If I Had Ever Written a Love Poem Len Hecht 6
Write What You Know…If You Dare Mark David Gerson 7
Lapsed Logic Barbara DuBois 10
Revising Fiction: Is it Show? How can you Tell? Kirt Hickman 11
Heedless, Hapless, Helpless, Homeless, Hopeless & Heartless Charles R. Powell 13
June 2008
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SWW Memoir Conference: How to Write and Publish Your Personal Story Wendy Bickel 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
July/August 2008
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The Sun Magazine: Personal Essays and Powerful Stories Wendy Bickel 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Tribute to Loretta Hall Sandy Schairer 2
MC: Photography for the Professional Writer Rose Marie Kern 6
SF Cons: A Learning Experience Laura L. Carlson 7
Revising Fiction: 13 Ways to Show Character Emotions (Part II) Kirt Hickman 10
Minding Finances for Writers: From Receiving to Giving Sherri Burr 11
MC: Torn Keith Pyeatt 11
Never Marry a Widow Len Hecht 13
Shall I Try Midwifery? Jawan 13
September 2008
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From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
SWW Memoir Conference Peggy Herrington 5
My Pitch Session Rose Marie Kern 5
Blank Pages Katherine Scott 6
5 Keys to Getting Published Daphne Gray-Grant 6
What’s That Smell? Pat Browning 7
Minding Finances for Writers: Special Challenges for Screenwriters Sherri Burr 10
Revising Fiction: 13 Ways to Show Character Emotions, Part I Kirt Hickman 11
October 2008
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The Chair Speaks (2008 Awards Banquet Emcee) John J. Candelaria 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Creating Your Own Imprint Christopher Valen 6
Writing to Recover Michelle Holtby 10
Revising Fiction: 13 Ways to Show Character Emotions, Part III Kirt Hickman 11
On Peer Critique Betsy James 12
Picnic by a Pond Len Hecht 13
November/December 2008
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SWW Screenwriters’ Conference Preview Sandy Toro 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Illustrations, Too, Can Sell Books Jerry R. Davis 5
Other Writing Groups (Western Writers of America) Melody Groves 6
First Saturday Meetings Sally-Alice Thompson 7
Minding Finances in Times of Economic Difficulty Sherri Burr 10
Red Hot Internet Marketing Workshop Delivers the Goods Dollie Williams 10
Revising Fiction: When to Tell Kirt Hickman 11
The Second Verse Olivia Balla 13
4 Ways Parents and Grandparents are Self-Publishing for Kids Brent Sampson 15
January 2007
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Publishers List 2007 Inara Cedrins 1
Markets: These People Want You Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened – Making Sense of the Madness, Kirk Hickman’s Talk Sandy Schairer 5
It Happened – Your Life as a Book: Crafting the Memoir, Lisa Dale Norton’s Talk Janet S. Harris 5
Author Interview: Larry Greenly Lee Ross 12
February 2007
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Sell Your Book: Make a Contact List Gunda Siska 1
Markets: Why You Need an Agent (Stephen Barbara Interview) Eileen Stanton 3
March 2007
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The Worth of the Wicked Stephanie D. Tyson 1
How Does a Good Judge Judge? (Elizabeth Evans Interview) Eileen Stanton 11
April 2007
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Perseverance William E. Hershey 1
New System for Professional E-Mail Addresses Loretta Hall 3
The Right Time and Place for Westerns (Allison Brandau Interview) Eileen Stanton 11
May 2007
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I Love My Clichés John J. Candelaria 1
Hope Joann Sheets 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 3
Nearly Naked Karin Bradberry 4
Junkyard Dreams Cheri Eicher 5
This Li’l Porker Goes to Market Bob Sanchez 8
The Queen of Everything Cheri Eicher 9
The Dangers of Spell Checking Peggy Herrington 9
What is Freelance Journalism? Brian Konradt 10
May Markets (Patricia Moosbrugger Interview) Eileen Stanton 11
June 2007
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White Noise Pat Browning 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 3
Book Review: A Tropical Place Like That, Stories of Mexico by Baker H. Morrow Wendy Bickel 5
Good Headings Help Website Success Virginia DeBolt 8
Websites for Writers: Basic Writing Skills Sandy Schairer 8
Did You Know? Understanding the Publishing World Scott Lindsay 9
Markets (Phil Lang Interview) Eileen Stanton 10
Writing Tip: Active vs. Passive Verbs Lisa Silverman 12
July 2007
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Early Success Julie Carter 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 6
Open for Business Laura L. Carlson 8
Looking Backwards Harold M. Burnett 9
Book Review: The Ecuador Effect by David E. Stuart Judy Ducharme 10
Yes, You Need a Web Site Virginia DeBolt 10
Create Web Movie Trailer for Your Book on a Shoestring and Watch your Book Sales Soar! Jeff Rivera 11
Websites for Writers: Networking as You Write and Learn Sandy Schairer 12
August 2007
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The Suspension of Disbelief Marc Calderwood 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Markets: Facts All Writers Need to Know Eileen Stanton 8
Charming an Audience: What the Comedian Told the Reporter Pat Browning 9
Minding Finances for Writers: Using Other People’s Work Sherri Burr 10
The Case for Case (Who vs. Whom) Barbara DuBois 11
September 2007
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Writing a Memoir: Should You Do It? Lisa Silverman 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Life Beyond SouthWest Writers Melody Groves 7
Manage Your Writing Projects Peggy Herrington 9
Markets (Pattie Steele-Perkins Interview) Eileen Stanton 11
Writer on the Move Rose Marie Kern 12
Minding Finances for Writers: Minding your Credit Sherri Burr 12
October 2007
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An Evolving Myth John J. Candelaria 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Why You Need a Professional Editor Victory Crayne 10
Make Your Book Signing a Sell Out! Judy Azar LeBlanc 11
Minding Finances for Writers: Minding Copyrights Sherri Burr 13
Markets: Add Humor to Novels and Nonfiction Books Eileen Stanton 13
November 2007
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Journaling Experiences and Events Cory L. Kemp 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
What Bruce Springsteen Taught Me about Writing Sophfronia Scott 5
Minding Finances for Writers: Deductions for Writing Sherri Burr 6
The Storytelling Art George Terrell 10
8 Steps to Writing a Fantastic eBook Sue Publicover 11
Thinking the Worst and Hoping for the Best Willie Price 12
Markets: It’s Never Too Soon Eileen Stanton 13
December 2007
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Mystery, Mayhem and Murder (Conference) Wendy Bickel 1
From the Editor Peggy Herrington 2
Perplexed Ron Schultz 5
The Genre of Science Fiction Rose Marie Kern 5
The Story Telling Art: Conclusion George Terrell 6
I’ve Got it Bad and That Ain’t Well Barbara DuBois 7
Minding Finances for Writers: Stages of Writing Achievement Sherri Burr 10
Such A Deal! Harold M. Burnett 10
November Poetry Workshop Peggy Herrington 11
Chair (A Ghazal) Constance Hester 11
Joy Jeanne Shannon 11
January 2006
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Editor’s Corner: Now the Real Fun Begins Tom Gibbons 3
Markets (Interview with Tracy Bernstein) Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: Three Mistakes Writers Usually Make, with David Morell Judy Ducharme 5
The Write Way: Pointers on Apostrophes Penny Rogers 6
February 2006
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Editor’s Corner: Contest Season Continues Tom Gibbons 3
Markets (Interview with Jim McCarthy) Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: Re-Vision Means Re-Seeing by Lisa Lenard Cook Judy Ducharme 5
March 2006
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A Penny for Your Thoughts? Shirley Raye-Redmond 1
Editor’s Corner: Contest Connection (Screenwriting) Joanne Bodin 3
Let’s Talk About… Judy Ducharme 5
It Happened: Myths About Writing with Jerry Weinberg Judy Ducharme 5
April 2006
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The Book Table Sandy Schairer 1
You Might Be a Poet If… Sandi Blanton 3
It Happened: Blogging 101 with Marianne Powers Sandy Schairer 4
It Happened: Writing the Synopsis with David Corwell and Melody Groves Judy Ducharme 4
May 2006
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Introducing the New SouthWest Sage Editor Lee Ross 1
What I’ve Learned Tom Gibbons 3
Markets: Shannon Jamieson Vazquez Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: How to Do a Non-Fiction Book Proposal Sandy Schairer 5
It Happened: Open Poetry Reading Judy Ducharme 6
The Write Way: More About Clauses Penny Rogers 7
June 2006
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Tips for Breaking into the World of Freelance Writing Lisa Abeyta 1
Markets: How a Writer/Publisher Judges Nonfiction Books (Interview with Stephen Blake Mettee) Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: Location, Location, Location with Richard E. Peck Tom Gibbons 5
Hyphen Hang-Ups Barbara R. DuBois 6
Author Interview: Queen Sucia: A Conversation with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Lee Ross 7
July 2006
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Reading for Blood: The Art of Script Reading Marc Calderwood 1
Markets: The View from Inside Random House (Interview with Suzy Capozzi) Eileen Stanton 4
Book Review: Angelus by Jeanne Shannon Anne Marie Whitmore 5
Two Words or One? Barbara DuBois 5
For The Beginning Writer Beth Donahue 6
August 2006
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Book Review: Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide by Melody Groves Terry Anne Sachko 3
Markets: Claudia Gabel Not looking for Harry Potter at SWW’s August Conference Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: Drawing Stereotypes and Killing Characters with Care Judy Ducharme 6
September 2006
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Not Writing in Hawaii Terry Wilson 1
Book Review: The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing Fred A. Aiken 3
Brett Nielsen: Launching a Writing Career at Age 10 Rob Spiegel 3
Advice from Best-Selling Author and Emmy Award Winner Steven J Cannell Eileen Stanton 4
Author Interview: The Gift of Unlimited Interest: Bob Julyan Lee Ross 7
October 2006
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Confessions of a Contest Entrant Luann Wolfe 1
15 Editing Tips Deborah Finkelstein 3
The Million Dollar Question Gunda Siska 4
Editorial: A Passion for Greatness Larry Castillo-Wilson 4
Author Interview: The Impassioned Business Writer: Emily Esterson Lee Ross 13
November 2006
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Roll-Top Dreams Jennifer Ruden 1
Selling Your Book Gunda Siska 3
Markets: Agent Katharine Sands Doesn’t Mince Words Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: Awards Banquet for the SouthWest Writers 2006 Annual Contest Judy Ducharme 6
Looking Good on Paper: Author Interview with Kelly Koepke Lee Ross 7
Hyphen Hang-Ups Barbara DuBois 13
December 2006
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If only I’d known… Jonna-Lynn Mandelbaum 1
Markets: Stewart Miller: New Opportunities for Writers Eileen Stanton 4
Book Review: Philly Amateurs by Richard E. Peck Luann Wolfe 8
Author Interview: Rob’s Rules of Freelance (Rob Spiegel) Lee Ross 12
January 2005
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Markets (Copywriting) Cathy Goodwin 6
A Site Worth Sighting Ira J. Rimson 7
Beginning Writer’s Needs David Metcalf 8
What Beginning Writers Need Donn A. Byrnes 9
February 2005
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SWW Contest Connection: Lights, Camera, Action (Screenwriting) Joan Marsh 5
Markets (Interview with Neil Widener) Amber Hartley 7
It Happened (How to be Published in Magazines) Judy Ducharme 8
March 2005
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It Happened (How To Be Professional, Even if You’re an Amateur) Judy Ducharme 3
It Happened (The Technique of Research in Writing Historical Novels) Judy Ducharme 3
Markets (Donald Maass Interview) Eileen Stanton 4
Don’t Cheat Yourself: Deduct Every Business Expense June Walker 5
I Became a Professional Course Taker Raquel Troyce 7
April 2005
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It Happened (How to Sell Even if No One Shows Up for the Book Signing) Judy Ducharme 3
It Happened (Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Conference) Judy Ducharme 3
Markets (Ashley Kraas Interview) Mary Lynn 4
It Happened (Mucking in Moscow, Hanging Around in Havana: Murder and Espionage) Judy Ducharme 5
One of the Inevitable is Upon Us Ted Lynn 6
Writing for Audio Books Charley Mulvey 7
Extensions: Good for Writers June Walker 8
May 2005
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Book Review: Screenwriting from the Heart by James Ryan Cliff Gravel 1
Book Review: The Writer’s Guide to Selling Your Screenplay by Cynthia Whitcomb Cliff Gravel 1
Markets (Dr. Linda Seger Interview) Mary Lynn 4
A Conversation with Pat LoBrutto Raquel Troyce 5
New Writers Need GUTS Julie Matherly 7
Rejected? Page Erwin 8
The Pen or the Vocal Cord Charley Mulvey 9
June 2005
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Book Review: How To Make a Living as a Poet by Gary Mex Glazner Norma Walker 1
Markets (Marilyn Atlas Interview) Amber Hartley 4
First North American Serial Rights Ted Lynn 5
It Happened: Tuesday Night Double Feature (Censorship) Judy Ducharme 5
Switch Writing Hats Nikole Wilson-Ripsom 7
What is Poetry? Lela Belle Wolfert 8
July 2005
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Markets (Valerie Fray Interview) Mary Lynn 4
Everyone’s an Expert Ira J. Rimson 4
It Happened (Weaving Life Into Fiction) Sandy Schairer 4
Boggling Book Signings Melody Groves 6
Was It Be, Or Was It Past? Cecil Perry Clinton 7
Write About What You Know Cecil Perry Clinton 8
Word Cecil Perry Clinton 8
CYA (Create Your Art) Cecil Perry Clinton 9
August 2005
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Introducing You to the New Sage Editor Thomas Gibbons 1
Markets (Sean Murphy Interview) Mary Lynn 4
Writers, Start Your Engines Ted Lynn 5
An Interview: National Poetry Slam 2005 (Don McIver Interview) Thomas Gibbons 6
Keyboarding FX Cecil Perry Clinton 7
September 2005
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Scare Me, I’m Bored Cecil Perry Clinton 1
From the Editor Tom Gibbons 3
Markets (Scott Eagan Interview) Mary Lynn 4
5 Ways to Promote Your Book Without Changing Your Lifestyle Patricia L. Fry 6
Pre-Writing: A Creative Tool Jerry R. Davis 7
Don’t Put a Candle on Your Mantle, and Can a Book Have a Backward? Jeanne Shannon 8
October 2005
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SouthWest Writers 2005 Contest Awards Banquet Judy Ducharme 1
From the Editor: Wowie Zowie! Tom Gibbons 3
Markets (Parris Bonds Interview) Mary Lynn 4
Recipes for Success Ted Lynn 5
It Happened (Storytelling with Emotional Voltage) Judy Ducharme 5
It Happened (Writing About Science) Judy Ducharme 6
It Happened (Dimension in Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction by Sean Murphy) Judy Ducharme 6
Lessons from Jack Lewis Shirley Raye Raymond 7
The Write Way Penny Rogers 8
November 2005
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From the Editor: Into the 21st Century Tom Gibbons 3
Markets (Claire Gerus Interview) Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened (Copyright Issues and Laws for Writers) Judy Ducharme 4
It Happened (Storytelling with Emotional Voltage with Stephen R. Donaldson) Sandy Schairer 4
Writing from the Edge of Chaos Charley Mulvey 6
Publish Your Writing on a Blog Marianne Powers 7
The Write Way Penny Rogers 8
December 2005
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From the Editor: Happy, Happy Holidays… Tom Gibbons 3
Markets (Sha-Shana Crichton Interview) Eileen Stanton 4
It Happened: Charlotte Balcomb Lane: Developing a Column Writing Style Tom Gibbons 5
It Happened: Joe Badal: On Writing a Novel Sandy Schairer 5
Luna Comes Alive! Jonathan Miller 6
The Importance of Being Accurate Tom Gibbons 7
The Write Way Penny Rogers 8
December 2004
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Markets (Stephanie Lee Interview) Cathy Goodwin 4
The Tax Man Cometh (Already?) Ted Lynn 5
It Happened: Tuesday Night (What Do You Know About Your Character? with Lisa Lenard Cook) Judy Ducharme 6
Smart Websites for Writers Geraldine Mosher 7
Old Books for New Writers Cliff Gravel 8
The In-House Poet Laureate Barclay Franklin 9

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