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Yes, you're at the right place. Our name has
changed. We're now Houston Writers
Guild. If you haven't already, please change your links from www.fortbendwritersguild.org
We have our weekly meetings
every Tuesday at the Borders in the
Fountain, Fountain Lake Circle at Highway 59, Stafford, Texas. Visitors are welcome
on a one-time basis. After that, membership is required.
See our Meetings page for
Our weekly critique MEETINGS
are devoted to helping each other polish manuscripts for
publication. Our members are writing what is best described as
"mass market" and "genre" novels,
including mystery, romance, historical, women's interests,
sci-fi, young adult, and children's stories, and many of our
members have already been published. Almost all genre
In addition to weekly
meetings, Houston Writers Guild sponsors WRITERS
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS and WRITERS
CONTESTS. Members are also able to attend special
workshops not open to non-members and receive special pricing
And best of all, we're a fun group.
We usually have a Christmas season social gathering for
members and their significant others and often we have a
will be held at the
Southwest Freeway, Houston 77031
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the Yellow Brick Road"
April 10, 2010 - 8:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
& Editors & A 2-Track Workshop
on our Workshop page!
AGENTS AND EDITORS - Appointment only - Sign up
when you register to discuss your manuscript with
an editor or agent -- editor Allison McCabe, agent Amy Burkhardt
(Kimberly Cameron Literary
Agency), agent Peter Steinberg (The Steinberg Agency),
agent Sharon Bowers (The Miller Agency) and Ellen Pepus
(the Signature Literary Agency).
TRACK ONE WORKSHOP
a. Keynote Address by Editor Allison McCabe (Crown Publishing Group, Random House, Peguin,
Harper-Collins), noted for choosing best-sellers authors and
An Editor Buys a Book."
All Day Workshop with Tom
Vaughan, noted screenwriter and teacher, who will tell you
secrets of screenplay plot, structure, and format that you
need to know to sell your screenplay -- what
applies to screenwriting also applies to novels.
TRACK TWO WORKSHOP
Chris Rogers - "The Magic of Conflict" -
Two-hour seminar features the author of Bantam mysteries
featuring bounty hunter Dixie Flannigan and one of Houston's
most popular writing teachers.
b. Mike Orenduff - "Beating the
Bookstore Bushes for Customers" - Author of two
acclaimed mysteries will tell you how to sell your book.
c. Susan Briggs Wright - "Writing your
Memoir" - Houston Business Journal columnist will
discuss writing memoirs and family histories.
d. Christie Craig - "Emotional Kicks
in your Story" - A Golden Heart finalist, no one does
witty suspenseful romance better and she'll tell you how.
March 30, 2010 - Conference Fee $150
March 30 and At the Door - $165
membership ($40 value), conference breakfast coffee/donuts,
buffet lunch, conference workshops, agent/editor
can also join us for a Pre-Conference Party
at the Holiday Inn Friday evening, April 9, from 6-9 pm to smooze with our conference day speakers, literary
agents and editors, local authors, and members of other
critique groups (RSVP and pre-pay the cover charge by Pay
Pal). See details
on our Workshop Page.
2010 Spring Writers Contest
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