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 […]

Manuscript Speed Dating

Special Event Thursday, May 4 Storytelling Wing @ 6pm This event is open to anyone who is ready to hand over their entire story to someone else for feedback. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just at a point where you feel you would benefit from someone else’s opinion. Okay, Okay, you can even bring […]

Short Story Finalists

This year’s contest went very well. As a judge, I can say all the entries were fun to read, but as is the nature of a contest, three rose above the rest. The winners of the 2017 UVW Short Story Contest are: 1st place – The Shadow’s Mercy by Genevieve Smith 2nd place – Relatively […]

Twists and Turns with Jennifer Nielsen

April 20, 2017 Storytelling Wing 7:00 PM Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen. She will present on writing twists and turns. If you’ve read her Ascendance trilogy, you know she’s an expert in the art of misdirection. Jennifer Nielsen was born and raised in northern Utah, where she […]

Collect Rejections, Really?

Writing is a unique activity, in case you haven’t already noticed that. It’s not necessarily done in an office; oftentimes, in fact, it’s better done at home. It’s usually best done alone, but the writer who writes entirely in a solo vacuum is one who is destined to fail, I would argue. The process of […]

A Writing Group to Meet Your Needs

As the leadership of the Utah Valley Writers, we strive to meet our members’ creative needs, whether that be writing craft, business instruction, or connecting with other like-minded individuals. That’s why we periodically ask for feedback from our members. What do you want from your writing group? Last fall, we sent out a survey, and […]