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 […]

Thank You – Peggy Eddleman & Erin Summerill

Peggy Eddleman, author of the Middle Grade , presented to Utah Valley Writers on “Unraveling the Query Process.” In addition, Peggy brought with her a special guest: Erin Summerill. Erin also has a book deal and has gained much wisdom working for an agent. Together, they made a dynamic duo and shared with us a wealth of […]

Thank You — Laryssa Waldron

Laryssa Waldron presented to Utah Valley Writers on Editing. She is a technical writing professor and author, teaches at Salt Lake Community College, and also runs Waldron Publishing. A few, but not all, of the highlights include the following: Editing is like cutting and polishing a diamond–it may be rough at first but with effort can become beautiful. […]