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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Evening with Mary Robinette Kowal

How to Wrestle a Plot Out of an Idea Wednesday, February 15 7 PM in the Storytelling Wing Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her […]

Swords and Bucklers

Educational Meeting with UVW Member, Michelle Stoddard Wednesday, January 25 Storytelling Wing of the Orem Library 7-9 PM For those of you who missed this, I’m sorry. It was one of the coolest meetings I’ve seen. Then again, it’s hard to beat a good sword fight. Michelle and Chris showed us many different techniques and […]

2015 Writing Retreat

It’s coming up on September and we’re excited for our writer’s getaway at the end of that month. Retreats offer a stimulating sanctuary free of normal distractions. This year’s venue meets that expectation. Sorenson Cabin returns to basic home comforts in a rustic setting sure to kindle the imagination. The property sits on the edge […]

NaNoWriMo 2014 Results

Congratulations to our 2014 NaNoWriMo Winners! Also, congrats to all those who participated and who wrote more than they would have otherwise. Utah Valley Writers NaNoWriMo participants wrote a total of 780,641 words during the month of November. In fact, that’s 15.6 50,000-word novels. That’ll make a lot of great critique material for our meetings. […]

7 NaNoWriMo Tips

Aaaaaand . . . Commence NaNoWriMo! Good luck to everyone doing it. I’ve won two years straight and here’s what I can tell you. Both years were hard because I did it wrong, and I swore I’d never do it again, not until I was a full-time, living-off-my-writing writer. Except I didn’t stick to that […]