NaNoWriMo Workshop, or How to Get Your Story Idea Made Into a Novel in Ten(ish) Easy Steps.

November is the month for writers! Hot chocolate, notebooks and window seats, the change of leaves, and pumpkin spice everything (am I right, ladies?)! Time to lock the chilly weather outside and hunker down for lengthy evenings of prose. It’s picture perfect, right? The only thing left to do is to stop dreaming of writing […]

Jennifer Moore to Speak on Research for Fiction Writers

Imagine a Civil War tale where the women of the house greeted all male visitors with a warm hug at the door? Or a story about a modern day girl who makes a friend in North Korea through Facebook? Some writers might try to claim creative license, but how long would you keep reading either […]

Five Insights from Nikki Trionfo’s “Creating a Sense of Mystery in Any Genre”

By Michelle Stoddard, UVW Treasurer Mystery is kind of like romance: no matter the genre you’re writing, it always seems to make an appearance. That’s why when Nikki Trionfo presented to Utah Valley Writers on “Creating a Sense of Mystery in Any Genre” the audience was full of writers from across the genre spectrum, all […]

Charlie Holmberg, Author of Fifth Doll, to Present on August 17th

Charlie Holmberg August 17th 7 p.m. Orem Utah Public Library Storytelling Wing Whether your story takes place on an inter-galactic battle field or a tea shop on the corner of 3rd and Main, well-developed characters need a well-developed world to play out their lives. Even the best characters will fall flat in an invisible setting. Good […]

Nikki Trionfo to Present on Writing Mysteries Into any Genre

Lurking intrigue keeps pages turning, even if there’s not a dead body in the drawing room next to a rolling pin. All genres benefit from a sense of wonder and puzzlement. Mystery author Nikki Trionfo will teach tricks learned from agent Josh Geztler about doling out teasing information, handling clue-threads and red herrings, and tying […]

Welcome, New Officers

The members have spoken. We welcome Jamie Moesser as president, Jessica Allred as vice president, Karen Pierotti as secretary, and Michelle Stoddard as treasurer. Thank you to all who nominated, volunteered, and voted. I also want to thank the previous leadership, Laura Henriksen, Jacob Blocker, and Karen Pierotti for all their hard work and dedication […]

It’s that time of year again

June is only a day away, and that means elections for the new Utah Valley Writers leadership. Today is the last day to nominate members to the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. In the next couple of weeks, we will vote on those who agree to run. The leaders volunteer their time […]

Some Advice to Prepare for Writers’ Conferences Like Storymakers

On the eve of LDS Storymakers Conference 2017, let me provide a few quick tips regarding how to prepare for it and other similar conferences, a couple of reasons not to stress about going to such conferences. I’m not an amateur at participating in writers’ conferences, but I’m not an expert on any of these […]