The Author’s Journey

Presentation by Anita Stansfield Thursday, July 7, 2016 Storytelling Wing – Orem Public Library Anita Stansfield will offer some tips and insight to help aspiring writers, including character development, the importance of a novel’s first page, and how to create page-turning conflict. She will also talk about the unique challenges of being a writer and […]

Celebrating our Authors’ Success

Last night’s release party was a hit. It was great to see all the support for our authors and their hard work. As the writers read excerpts from their stories, we could feel their pride, and the heart they poured into their writing. The anthology is available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition. […]

UAA Anthology Release Party

Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:00 PM Media Auditorium – Orem Public Library Last year, The United Authors Association hosted its first annual short story and flash fiction contest. All participants received valuable critiques from the judges who were professional fiction editors. The winners won a cash prize and publication in the anthology. Honorable mentions were […]

Showing Character One Scene at a Time

Educational Presentation – April 7, 2016 7:00 PM at the Orem Library Learn how to create memorable characters in your novel or short story by crafting evocative scenes. Author and editor Paul Genesse will lead the discussion about characterization, point of view, the try/fail cycle, scene structure, and everything else we can fit in the […]

Scene Construction: when and how to show vs tell

Writer and editor, Stephanie Dunn, received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, where she graduated valedictorian of her class. She writes Mystery, YA, and Thriller and does freelance editing in most genres. As an editor, Stephanie has observed that writers are often too close to their work to detect subtleties that […]

Publishing in Real Life

With Charlie Holmberg and Caitlyn McFarland February 11, 2016 at the Orem Library Please note the date change Everyone and their dog has something to say about the publishing process, but how do you know who’s barking up the wrong tree? In this presentation we’ll discuss the bad advice and misconceptions we’ve received along every […]

First Chapter Essentials

Callie is the owner and editor of The Manuscript Doctor. She will be presenting on the elements that make up a great first chapter. With the LDStorymakers first chapter contest looming over our heads, this is the perfect opportunity to figure out what will set your chapter above the rest. Join us at the Orem […]

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 […]