Read Local

Oct 6, 2016

Sean Demory, the brains behind Pine Float Press, was the first author I reached out to when we started Read Local. His original interview holds up just as well today as it did last year. He joins us again in preparation for our 2016 Writers Conference.

Oct 4, 2016

Gregg Luke's work as pharmacist prepares him well for writing medical thrillers. As he researches new drugs, "what if? reigns supreme." 99% of the science in his novels is real and he strives to make it "easy to understand to a lay audience yet have it remain complex enough to fascinate and add credence to plausibility."

Local Writers
Oct 1, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 A.M.

Sep 24, 2016

Today’s prompt comes from Abigail Thomas’ delightful book, Thinking About Memoir. Those who have read A Three Dog Life will recognize Thomas' familiar charm as she weaves writing prompts through her personal narrative. For example:

Sep 15, 2016

Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Sep 14, 2016

When John Bichelmeyer passed away in 2004, his daughter Mary Lucas started writing down the lessons she had learned from her father. Originally intended as a way to share her father’s advice with family and friends, interest was so great that Lucas sought out a publisher. She took some time to tell us a little bit about her journey to “accidental author.”

Local Writers
Sep 10, 2016

Normally, each Saturday we post a prompt to get you writing. Today, we’re taking a different tack and posting a prompt to get you thinking. Whether you are a veteran of National Novel Writing Month, or are just now learning about that crazy-intense group of writers, it’s a great time to start thinking about, and maybe even preparing for, the long month of November.

Sep 8, 2016

CW Cooke is a comic book writer living in the Kansas City area who has been working in comics since 2007. He has been published by Action Lab, Big Dog Ink, Viper, Bluewater, Arcana, and Devil’s Due Entertainment with his creator-owned series Solitary.

Sep 5, 2016

Alan Proctor is a poetry editor for Kansas City Voices and a former humor columnist, tree surgeon, fundraiser, and college administrator. He serves on the board of The Writers Place based in Kansas City.