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. […]

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 2014

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is fast approaching. Those who participate will strive to average 1667 written words per day in November in order to write a 50,000 novel throughout the month. When I first joined Utah Valley Writers I simply knew that I wanted to write. Unfortunately, I had no idea what I would write. […]

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 = […]

Peggy Eddleman — Sky Jumpers Launch

Congratulations to Peggy Eddleman, her debut SKY JUMPERS released today! You can meet Peggy and get a copy of SKY JUMPERS signed at these locations: The Pleasant Grove Library (30 E Center St. Pleasant Grove, UT) in conjunction with The King’s English Bookshop. https://www.facebook.com/events/296291363845042 & At UVW’s October Chapter meeting. SKY JUMPERS back cover: 12-year-old […]