March 8, 2014 Meeting – IMPROV Techniques for Writers

On March 8, 2014, we meet at the Ballston Conference Center where Denise McInerney will present her fun, interactive workshop “IMPROV Techniques for Writers.” The Art of Improvisation has been around for […]

Listen Up, Grasshopper

by Ann Marie Becker Psst. I’ve got a secret to share. It’s a big one. The key to happiness? The secret of life? Yeah, it’s balance.  I’m convinced of it. […]

Creatures of Story: Hardwired for Story

By Mackenzie Lucas Lisa Cron, in her book Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence, says that readers look […]

Be Fearless

By Nichole Christoff A great American once said, “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Never have those words been more true. Whether you’re a reader and the struggling […]

What’s in Store for You at the 2014 Retreat

**** Join Robin Perini in a rare ‘live’ presentation of Discovering Story Magic, a story development and revision tool.  Using the movie Jerry Maguire, Robin will introduce participants to a […]

2014 Retreat–Registration Is Open!

Join WRW at the 30th anniversary of its IN THE COMPANY OF WRITERS retreat, April 4-6. Click here for more information about the retreat. Registration opens for WRW members on […]

February 8, 2014 Meeting: Leigh Duncan

On February 8, 2014, we meet at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Center where award-winning author Leigh Duncan will present her workshops “Book It, Dan-O! ” and  “A Walk In The Plot.”   Book […]

Looking for a Few Good Members…

…to fill some open positions.  We need a: * Meeting Recorder to record the Virginia meetings. * Communications Chair, someone who’s social media/communications savvy and interested in coordinating our volunteers who make up […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2014 Nancy Richards-Akers Mentoring Award

It’s that time of year again when WRW members must nominate The Nancy Richards-Akers Mentoring Award recipient. Awarded since 2000, this mentoring award honors the memory of WRW member Nancy […]

Synopsis Help

WRW members recently shared tips and resources for writing a synopsis. Tips * The three-page requirement is usually a maximum page length.  Editors don’t want to read more than 3 pages of […]