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The Houston Writers Guild is proud to bring back THE annual event for INDIE WRITERS!

Indiepalooza 2018

October 19 & 20

The Houston Writers Guild invites you to be a part of the writing event of the year! Connect with fellow Houston-area writers and storytellers and learn how to hone your craft, market yourself as a writer and get published. The conference will have inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, panels, writing workshops and will be a great opportunity to network with other writers.

Check out the Indiepalooza website for more details.

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APRIL BOOK COVER WINNER

Murder for Me
by Russell Little

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Monthly Social

Friday, August 31 at 7 PM - 9 PM

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Join us for an informal evening of networking. We will also be voting for the cover of the month. Bring your book for consideration!

Directions

 

Guadalajara Hacienda

June 22, 2018

7-9 p.m.

Guadalajara Hacienda Memorial City
Guadalajara Hacienda
Memorial City

 

Join us for an informal evening of networking. We will also be voting for the cover of the month. Bring your book for consideration!

Directions

Join Us For Our Summer/Fall Writer Workshops!

BEAR CREEK LIBRARY

16719 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084

Saturdays 10 a.m. - Noon

DATE WORKSHOP PRESENTER
July 21 Be Known (Standing out from the crowd) Sandy Lawrence
July 30 Songwriting TBA
August 18 Character Development Melanie Bragg
September 22 Creating Tension Andrea Barbosa
October 27 Using Poetry in Prose Andrea Barbosa
November 17 Branding Yourself as an Author Sandy Lawrence
December 8 Blogging 101 Andrea Sanchez

FIRST COLONY BRANCH LIBRARY

2121 Austin Pkwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Saturdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

DATE WORKSHOP PRESENTER
June 23 Publishing 101 Fern Brady
July 28 Branding Yourself as an Author Andrea Sanchez
August 18 Creating Characters with Depth Fern Brady
September 15 Conflict that Deepens Tension Fern Brady
October 20 Creating a Layered Plot Fern Brady
November 10 Blogging 101 Andrea Sanchez
December 15 Going Indie: Where and How to Start Fern Brady

Volunteers Needed!

Want to get involved? We are currently looking for volunteers! If you would like to get in on the action contact us at info@houstonwritersguild.org.

HWG Voices BlogThe HWG Voices Blog

For, by and about Houston Writers Guild Members, the HWG Voices Blog features member-written topical series posts. Find instructions for submitting your original ideas, tips and experiences on the member post submission guidelines page. Submit as many posts as you like throughout the topic campaign -- there is never a fee for submission. Provides opportunity to promote your book or brand in an accompanying bio.  HWG Voices also includes informative and motivating guest posts, inspirations from the HWG Leadership Team, author interviews, publisher and agent insights, and event reviews.  There is an on-going call for submissions on various topics.  See Submission Guidelines for more information.