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 […]

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 […]

The Night Before NaNoWriMo

Anyone who has ever participated in National Novel Writing Month knows that October 31st is not only Halloween, but it also marks the night before a frightening, psychedelic, month-long frenzy. Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month seems crazy impossible to the wannabe novelist. Yet, it’s just the kind of impossible every amateur writer […]

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. […]

NaNoWriMo 2014 Participants

Bryce Evans, Username: BryceMonkey Erica Thurston, Username: ericathur Mike Glassford, Username: glass4d Michelle Stoddard, Username: windsong92 Alison Miller Woods, Username: ali_woo Brittney Mulliner, Username: brittney-mulliner Dallan Simper, Username: nightbane Matt Knight, Username: m-knight81 Taffy Earl Lovell, Username: bookaddict Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz, Username: mbulsiewicz Robin LuBean King, Username: robinyourheart Pamela Stott Williams, Username: palmolive Kerri Sue […]

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 […]

NaNoWriMo 2013 Results

Chapter Results Michele WINNER = 114,266 words 0 50,000 Fed To The Beast Michele’s Baby NaNoBeasts Bryce WINNER = 82,513 words Bryce’s Baby NaNoBeasts James WINNER = 76,864 words James’s Baby NaNoBeasts Mikelynn WINNER = 56,469 words Amryn WINNER = 55,622 words Taffy WINNER = 52,438 words Dallan WINNER = 51,412 words Monica WINNER = […]

LUW Conference Contests

Submissions start March 15th and end June 15th. Depending on the category, 1st Place earns $60 – $150; 2nd Place earns $40 – $100; and 3rd place earns $20 – $75. Also, if you win, you can get publication credit. Winners have the option of being published in an anthology. As a chapter let’s try […]