Two features new this year to our monthly meetings are in
    response to comments we should do more to learn about our
    members and learn from them. Lunch Chat is a presentation by
    a member on a topic about which the member has experience.
    Topics to date: publishing with CreateSpace, marketing novels,
    why we write, our annual contest, and writing great
    beginnings. Upcoming topics: how to get paid writing gigs while
    writing your novel, hiring and working with an editor, and a
    grammar and punctuation quiz.

Works in Progress invites up to three members to tell a little about themselves,
their current projects, and what writing issues they are struggling with. Attendees
may contact them to help resolve the issues.

Contact me to suggest a topic or to schedule yourself.
To suggest a tip or resource please use the
form. Listings are for
informational purposes only and do not
indicate endorsements by Springfield
Writers’ Guild.

Tip: Write what disturbs you, what you fear
and what you have not been willing to speak
about. Be willing to be split open.
Natalie Goldberg

150 Resources to Help You Write Better  
Includes genres, business and legal matters,
citation and style guides, English language
skills, much more.

AgentQuery Named by Writer’s Digest one of
the Best Websites for Writers nine years in a

Author Media 11 places to get free and legal
photos for your blog.

Funds for Writers Grants, contests, markets,
newsletters, and more.

GalleyCat 20 free sites to promote
your eBook.

Grammar Book English usage rules for
grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and

Links for Published and Aspiring Authors
Dozens of places offering writing advice,
encouragement, and help. All genres.

Poets & Writers 330 small presses looking
for submissions. Search by genre and

Writer's Digest The business standard for
beginners and established writers: books,
blogs, conferences, tutorials, and a weekly
writing prompt.

Writer Unboxed Craft and business of fiction
by bestselling authors and industry leaders.

Writers' Village University Online writing
courses for comedy, nonfiction, novel, poetry,
screenwriting, children, and more.

Write In Style With Bobbie Christmas
Includes articles on punctuation, grammar,
copyright, submissions, and much more.

Writing It Real Sheila Bender's resources for
instruction and writing tools, conferences,
workshops, and contests.

Writing World Dozens of links to articles on
general fiction, mystery, romance, children's
writing, publishing, promoting, and more.
Write like nobody will ever read it.
Edit like the whole world will.
Sharon Melton Lippincott
Springfield Writers' Guild
A Chapter of Missouri Writers' Guild
    Conferences, Workshops, Events
    From the President
July 26
Guest Speaker
Paul Bass
Author on historical figures

Wayne Groner
To suggest an upcoming event please use the Contact
form. Listings are for informational purposes only and do
not indicate endorsements by Springfield Writers’ Guild.

August 21-24 Nashville
Killer Nashville

August 30 Springfield, Missouri
Writing workshop, The Basics and Beyond

August 30 Springfield, Missouri
Deadline for entries, Travel in the Sixties anthology

September 6 and 7 St. Charles, Missouri
Fall Conference, Society of Children’s Book Writers and

September 21 Springfield, Missouri
Ozarks Romance Authors Annual Conference

October 10-12 St. Louis
St. Louis Festival of the Book