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SWW records the presentations from many of our meetings. These presentations are on a variety of topics by well-known authors, scriptwriters, publishers, editors and others in the publishing world. Scroll down and click on the links below to enjoy the recordings from 2021.

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SWW’s newest YouTube Video is from our November 6 presentation — Writing like a Reader — with Lynn Miller:

2021

January 2, 2021 – Jonathan Miller – A Novel for the New Year
January 19, 2021 – Marcia Rosen – Podcast Marketing For Authors
February 6, 2021 – David Morrell – A Conversation with David Morrell: Thoughts and lessons from 48 years as a published novelist
March 16, 2021 – Darynda Jones – Humor And Heat
April 3, 2021 – David L. Robbins – The Art & Craft of Narrative
April 17, 2021 – Gerard Hanberry, Geraldine Mills, Luke Morgan, Pete Mullineaux, Moya Roddy – Irish Poets Reading
April 20, 2021 – Raffi Andonian – Writing on Controversial Historical Sites
May 1, 2021 – Debra Englander – Why You Need A Book Coach
May 18, 2021 – Dean Wesley Smith – Writing Clean One-draft Stories Without an Outline
June 5,2021 – Sheryl Brown – Screenplay From Stakeholder Perspectives
June 15, 2021 – Jeffrey Candelaria – Artists, Writers, And A Business Mentality
July 3, 2021 – Paige Wheeler – Agents and Authors
July 20, 2021 – Fauzia Burke – Author Platforms
August 7, 2021 – Robin Cutler – The Power of Self-publishing
August 17, 2021 – James McGrath Morris – Researching Your Book
September 4, 2021 – Loretta Hall – Elements of Nonfiction
October 2, 2021 – Rob Spiegel – Using Scenes to Build your Story
October 19, 2021 – David Corwell – On the Edge of Their Seats: Horror and Suspense
November 6, 2021 – Lynn Miller – Writing like a Reader

2020

January 4, 2020 – Melody Groves – 10 Dialogue Tricks to Make Your Characters “Talk Good”
March 7, 2020 – David Morrell – Getting Through It: How To Create A Storyline
April 25, 2020 (scheduled for May 2) – Chris Eboch – Myths about Writing for Children
June 6, 2020 – Bennett R. Coles – Inside the Mind of a Publisher

2019

February 2, 2019 – Kirt Hickman – Writing Realistic Dialogue
March 19, 2019 – Panel: Critique Groups – Critique Group Presentation
March 19, 2019 – Readings by Su-Ellen Lierz and Sam Moorman
April 6, 2019 – Dan Wetmore – The Pros and Cons of Non-prose
April 16, 2019 – A Reading by Don Morgan
May 4, 2019 – Don Bullis – Research Done Right
May 21, 2019 – Rose Marie Kern – How To Copyright Your Book
June 1, 2019 – Johnny Boggs – Publishing
June 18, 2019 – A Reading by Pam Lewis
June 18, 2019 – Patricia Conoway & Judith Avila – Memoir Panel
August 3, 2019 – Jonathan Miller – Planning Your Own Epic Series
August 20, 2019 – Robert Vardeman & Melody Groves – Writing Authentic Historical Fiction
September 7, 2019 – Jeffe Kennedy & Robin Perini – Romantic Elements and Tropes
September 17, 2019 – Bob Kidera, Margaret Tessler, Patricia Smith Wood – What Makes a Mystery Writer?
October 5, 2019 – Gail Rubin – How to Market Your Expertise
October 15, 2019 – Loretta Hall & Susan C. Cooper – Writing Nonfiction
November 2, 2019 – Elise McHugh, Bryce Emley, Barbara Rockman & Jack Loeffler – UNM Press

2018

January 7, 2018 – Jack Woodville London – Sticking to the Story
January 16, 2018 – A Reading by Kimberly Rose
January 16, 2018 – Marc Calderwood – Fiction and Film
February 20, 2018 – A Reading of Poetry by Don DeNoon
February 20, 2018 – Lorena Hughes – To Err is Human, to Learn Divine
March 3, 2018 – Melody Groves – Emotion

2017

January 3, 2017 – Darynda Jones – Seducing the Reader: The 4 Essential Elements of an Opening
January 17, 2017 – A Reading by Lisa Durkin
January 17, 2017 – Chloe Gallaway – The Hero’s Journey
February 4, 2017 – Melody Groves – Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Career
February 21, 2017 – A Reading by Michele Buchanan
February 21, 2017 – Dede Feldman – An Activist’s Guide
March 4, 2017 – Paula Paul – Taking the Scenic Route
March 21, 2017 – A Reading by Yvonne Williams Casaus
March 21, 2017 – Heloise Jones – The Writer’s Block Myth
April 1, 2017 – Kirk Hickman – Create Multidimensional Characters
April 18, 2017 – A Reading by Lucille Friedland
April 18, 2017 – Jeanne Shannon and Joanne Bodin – Exquisite Corpse Poetry
May 6, 2017 – Lynn Miller – Beginnings: Writing Your Way In
May 16, 2017 – Bob Kidera1 – Overcoming a Late Start to Your Writing Career
May 16, 2017 – Bob Kidera2 – Part 2, Overcoming a Late Start to Your Writing Career
June 3, 2017 – Joe Badal – Elements of Fiction
June 17, 2017 – Steve Brewer: The Writing Your Memoir Conference – The Writing Life: You Call this Living?
June 17, 2017 – Highlights: Sandra Toro, Chloe Gallaway, Shirley Melis, Steve Brewer, Nasario Garcia, Lynn C. Miller – The Writing Your Memoir Conference
June 20, 2017 – Jonathon Miller – How to Create Realistic Characters and Not Get Sued
July 18, 2017 – A Reading by Alan Carlson
July 18, 2017 – Jeffe Kennedy – Agents and Editors
August 5, 2017 – Jodi Thomas – Secrets of a Successful Writer
August 15, 2017 – A Reading by Irene Blea
August 15, 2017 – Christina Squire – And Then the Murders Began
September 2, 2017 – Panel Discussion – Publishing Advice from 4 SWW authors
September 19, 2017 -A Reading by Dennis Kastendiek
September 19, 2017 – Susan Cooper and Gail Rubin – Public Speaking for Writers
October 2, 2017 – Betsy James – Thought Experiments
October 28, 2017 – David Morrell: The Novel Writing Conference – What’s Your Story?
October 28, 2017 – Highlights: David Morrell, Richard Peck, Melody Groves, David Thurlo, Betsy James, Sarah Baker – The Novel Writing Conference
November 4, 2017 – Chris Eboch – Cliffhangers
December 2, 2017 – Sean Murphy – Dimension in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Memoir

2016

September 3, 2016 – Kristen Fogle – Forming a Daily Writing Practice
September 20, 2016 – Ross Van Dusen – Pictures with Words vs. Word Pictures
October 1, 2016 – JJ Amaworo Wilson – Inspiration of a Book
October 18, 2016 – Gail Rubin and Susan Cooper – The Art of Branding
October 22, 2016 – Steve Brewer: The Self-Publishing Conference – It’s Not Rocket Surgery
October 22, 2016 – Highlights: Rose Marie Kern, Sarah Baker, Steve Brewer, Jeanne Shannon, Esther Feske, Lawrence J. Clark – The Self-Publishing Conference
November 5, 2016 – Richard E. Peck – Playwriting Tools in Novels
November 15, 2016 – Shannon Baker – Staying the Course: Persistence
December 3, 2016 – Steven Gould – What Hollywood taught me about Prose Fiction


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