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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 last twelve months of recordings.

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SWW’s newest YouTube Video is from our April 13, 2024 meeting presentation — Creating Writers, Creating Citizens — with Mary Collins. Watch it on YouTube here or click the play button below:

2024

January 6, 2024 – Jonathan Miller – Completing Your Manuscript Under Challenging Circumstances
January 24, 2024 – Chuck Greaves – The DIY MFA Or: How to Teach Yourself to Write Better
February 10, 2024 – Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos – Publishing, Dreams, and Research: Hybrid, Self, or Conventional Publishing. What is Right for YOU?
February 28, 2024 – Parris Afton Bonds – Writing Romance Novels–Then and Now
March 9, 2024 – Charlene Bell Dietz – Why Your Characters Misbehave
March 27, 2024 – Marcia Rosen – Memoir Detective: Writing Your Life Story
April 13, 2024 – Mary Collins – Creating Writers, Creating Citizens

2023

April 26, 2023 – New Mexico State Poetry Society – Poets and Writers: Why the Distinction?
May 24, 2023 – Robert Kidera – The Writer’s Tool Kit
June 10, 2023 – Dan Wetmore – Poetry: Focus and Form
June 28, 2023 – Stephen Kurkjian – The Greatest Art Theft in History
July 8, 2023 – Kirt Hickman – Bring Your Settings to Life
August 12, 2023 – Kathy Louise Schuit – Don’t Make Your Friends & Family Read Bad Stuff
August 23, 2023 – Diane Dimond – How to Investigate and Write about a Secretive System
September 9, 2023 – Phil Mills Jr. – Challenges of Writing for Kids in a Video Game World
September 27, 2023 – Sonja Dewing – Making Dollars and Sense out of Amazon Ads
October 14, 2023 – Annual Meeting – 2023 Awards Presentation
October 25, 2023 – Michael Arnzen – The Transformation Scene
November 4, 2023 – Jim Tritten, Host – Author Readings from Holes in Our Hearts Anthology
November 29, 2023 – Ernie Witham – Finding Humor in Everyday Situations
December 9, 2023 – Christie Lowrance – A Writer’s Quest: Non-fiction, History, and Biography

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2023

January 14, 2023 – Jamii Corley – Intro to Website Building
January 25, 2023 – Jim Jones – Blending the Writing of Novels and Song
February 11, 2023 – Joseph Badal – The Two Most Important Writing Rules
February 22, 2023 – Cornelia Gamlem & Jacqueline Murray Loring – Working with an Agent
March 11, 2023 – Geoff Habiger – Newsletter Basics
March 22, 2023 – Jim & Bobbi Jean Bell – Be the Star of Your Online or Radio Interview

2022

January 8, 2022 – John Gilstrap – Whose Story Are You Telling?
January 26, 2022 – Stephanie Chandler – Build Your On-line Marketing Plan
February 12, 2022 – Jayne Ann Krentz – Reinventing Yourself: Tips for Finding Your Voice and Your Core Story
February 23, 2022 – Lauren Wolk – The Art and Business of Writing for Young Readers
March 23, 2022 – Nancy Robin Stuart – Using Fiction Techniques to Shape Nonfiction
April 9, 2022 – Jonathan Miller – How to Turn Your Life into a Novel
April 27 2022 – Ellen Meeropol – Evil Characters We Love to Hate
June 11, 2022 – Melody Groves – Western Historical Writing
June 22, 2022 – Jim Tritten – Short Stories are Fun!
July 9, 2022 – Bruce Kingsolver – How and Why to Write a Series
July 27, 2022 – Margaret Shannon – You Can Write Your Family History
August 13, 2022 – Johnny Boggs – Making Dialogue Sing
September 10, 2022 – Anne Hillerman – What I Wish I’d known before I Wrote my First Novel
September 28, 2022 – B. Marika Flatt – PR by the Book
October 8, 2022 – SWW Annual Meeting and Writing Contest Awards
October 26, 2022 – Dan Klefstad – DIY Book Promo: Getting Your Book Into Readers’ Hands
November 12, 2022 – Robin Perini – Taking Your Writing to the Next Level
November 23, 2022 – Judith Avila – Writing Your Memoir, An Act of Courage
December 10, 2022 – Parris Afton Bonds – First, the Plot!

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 – 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 – 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
November 16, 2021 – Robert Kidera – Taking the Mystery out of Mystery Writing
December 4, 2021 – Lynne Sturtevant – Writing for the Web

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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