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    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Join top agent and author Paula Munier for a one-hour talk on how to hook readers - and agents and publishers - with a memorable opening.

     Munier is the senior agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services and a USA TODAY bestselling mystery author.

    Over 20 years, Munier has conceived, created, produced and marketed content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as WGBH, Fidelity, Disney and Gannett.

    Her books on writing include The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings: How to Craft Story Openings That Sell, Writing with Quiet Hands: How to Shape Your Writing to Resonate with Readers, and Plot Perfect: How to Build Unforgettable Stories Scene by Scene.

    A Borrowing of Bones, the first in her ongoing mystery series, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

    Munier’s books on writing have been called brilliant, practical, inspiring, and “loaded with tips and tricks.”


    Program is free for SCWA members; $25 for nonmembers.

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Holly Goddard Jones, Caucasian woman

    Join acclaimed author Holly Goddard Jones for a one-hour talk on how to write memorable short stories and novels.

    Jones, who teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, is the author of four books. Including two short story collections, Antipodes and Girl Trouble, and two novels, The Next Time You See Me and The Salt Line, a literary sci-fi/fantasy novel. Publishers Weekly called Salt Line "seamless" and "thrilling."

    Her stories--she received The Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Hillsdale Prize for Excellence in Fiction--have appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and Tin House magazine. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Jones received a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State University.

    Her work has won praise from other award-winning Southern authors:

    “Holly Goddard Jones is one of our greatest storytellers—period,” says Florida author David James Poissant. 

    “Holly Goddard Jones writes like a force of nature,” adds Kentucky author Silas House. “Her prose is strong, solid, and full of power. ... “

Past events

12 Dec 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
14 Nov 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
03 Nov 2023 2023 Fall Conference
31 Oct 2023 National Novel Writing Month Kickoff Madness
12 Sep 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
26 Aug 2023 Indie Author One-Day Camp
17 Aug 2023 TPR: The Flash Issue Launch Party
16 Aug 2023 New Member Orientation
08 Aug 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
15 Jul 2023 Board of Directors Meeting (Note date change; in-person)
10 Jun 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
06 Jun 2023 Fireflies at Night: A Flash Fiction Series
23 May 2023 Summer Series 2023
09 May 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
04 May 2023 Author's Toolbox: Poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Jenna Le
20 Apr 2023 Author's Toolbox: Stacy Willingham
13 Apr 2023 Author's Toolbox: Poets Candice Kelsey and Natalie Marino
11 Apr 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
23 Mar 2023 Author's Toolbox: Scott Gould
11 Mar 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
09 Mar 2023 Author's Toolbox: Ashleigh Bell Pedersen
23 Feb 2023 Author's Toolbox: Andrew Geyer
16 Feb 2023 Author's Toolbox: Ashleigh Bryant Phillips
14 Feb 2023 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Jan 2023 SCWA Board Meeting / New Board Orientation
13 Dec 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
08 Dec 2022 Open Mic Night with SCWA and PCLC, featuring Juan Eugenio Ramirez
10 Nov 2022 Open Mic Night with SCWA and PCLC, featuring Monica Lee Weatherly
08 Nov 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
23 Oct 2022 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
21 Oct 2022 2022 Fall Conference
13 Oct 2022 Open Mic Night with SCWA and PCLC, featuring Angelo Geter
07 Oct 2022 SCWA Virtual Conference Faculty Reading
07 Oct 2022 VIRTUAL Fall Conference
13 Sep 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
08 Sep 2022 Open Mic Night with SCWA and PCLC, featuring Susan Cushman
11 Aug 2022 Open Mic Night with SCWA and PCLC, featuring John W. MacIlroy
09 Aug 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
09 Aug 2022 SHORT STORY WORKSHOP, Digging Trenches: A Generative Fiction Workshop
28 Jul 2022 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Making Messes, How Character & Plot Thrive on Mistakes
16 Jul 2022 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
14 Jul 2022 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: From Felon to Author, Trauma to Memoir
25 Jun 2022 SCWA Inside-Out
21 Jun 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
19 May 2022 WRITERS' STUDIO: Shared Writing Time
18 May 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
03 May 2022 YOUR PATHS TO PUBLISH: From Indie to Big Five
28 Apr 2022 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Eco-Writing
23 Apr 2022 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
21 Apr 2022 WRITERS' STUDIO: Shared Writing Time
14 Apr 2022 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Publishing Paths
07 Apr 2022 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Recollection & Memoir
24 Mar 2022 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Get Into Your Write Space
17 Mar 2022 WRITERS' STUDIO: Shared Writing Time
15 Mar 2022 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
17 Feb 2022 WRITERS' STUDIO: Shared Writing Time
16 Feb 2022 NOTE DATE CHANGE: Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
01 Feb 2022 NOVEL WORKSHOP: Caves & Cathedrals
27 Jan 2022 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Writing Sound & Silence
20 Jan 2022 WRITERS' STUDIO: Shared Writing Time
15 Jan 2022 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
13 Jan 2022 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Manuscript to Marketplace
06 Jan 2022 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Generative Prompts for the New Year
21 Dec 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
23 Nov 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
16 Nov 2021 Diverse Publishing Landscapes: a Q&A with Felice Laverne, Agent, Editor, Writer
23 Oct 2021 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
12 Oct 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Get an Agent: Tools and Pathways
05 Oct 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Memoir
28 Sep 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
28 Sep 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Submissions Best Practices
21 Sep 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Freelancing and the Art of the Pitch
16 Sep 2021 Authors' Corner: Steve Gordy & Cat Fitzgerald
15 Sep 2021 NEW DATE: BECOME AN AUTHOR: YA Fantasy Fiction
26 Aug 2021 Writing Diverse Characters: Kevin Don Porter
24 Aug 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
11 Aug 2021 Authors' Corner: Linda Lovely and A.M. Ialacci
03 Aug 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Historical Fiction
27 Jul 2021 Board of Directors Meeting (NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE)
27 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Flash Fiction
20 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: The Evolution of a Work
13 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Slushfest & Sharefest
07 Jul 2021 Authors' Corner: Bettie Williams and Lis Anna-Langston
06 Jul 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Memoir Jump Start
29 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Story Structure
26 Jun 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting (NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE)
22 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Senior Creativity
15 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Writing Goals Check-In
08 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: First Drafts & Revision
01 Jun 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Voice
25 May 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
25 May 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR REDUX: The Burning Man vs. the Tortoises: Turning Memories into Stories
25 May 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Bad Guys
18 May 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Facing Failure
18 May 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Images
24 Apr 2021 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
16 Apr 2021 SCWA Annual Writers Conference, South Carolina: the Storytelling State
30 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Publishing, Agenting and Authoring from Experience
23 Mar 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
23 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Literary Agent Q&A
16 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: Writing from the Core Wound for Depth and Insight
09 Mar 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR: Trickster's Velocity: A Generative Poetry Workshop
02 Mar 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS: The Perfect Pitch
23 Feb 2021 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
23 Feb 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Collaborations
16 Feb 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Writing About Love
09 Feb 2021 BECOME AN AUTHOR "Burning Man vs. the Tortoises: Turning Memories into Stories"
02 Feb 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Writing as Play
26 Jan 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Children's and YA Publishing
23 Jan 2021 Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
19 Jan 2021 WRITING CONVERSATIONS Setting Writer Goals
12 Jan 2021 Become an Author
10 Dec 2020 Self Editing: What Editors See that You Don't See
05 Dec 2020 The Subtle Art of Suspense
29 Oct 2020 Grow Your Email List for a Successful Book Launch
19 Sep 2020 Member Pro:Characters Who Grow for the Soil—or Life—They’re Planted In
10 Aug 2020 Member Pro: Partnering with Independent Booksellers
16 Jul 2020 Member Pro: Using Book Clubs for Marketing
27 Jun 2020 Member Pro Workshop: He Said, She Said, Who Said?
24 Apr 2020 2020 Spring Conference
31 Oct 2019 2019 Beaufort Retreat
22 Jun 2019 SCWA Greenville Craft Workshop
27 Apr 2019 Columbia II Writing Workshop
26 Oct 2018 Pawleys Island Writers' Conference
27 Oct 2017 2017 "Big Dream" Conference
29 Oct 2016 2016 SCWA Writing Workshop Craft Builds Community
06 Jul 2016 Florence every Wednesday
26 May 2016 Beaufort 4th Thursday
25 May 2016 Bluffton 4th Wednesday
24 May 2016 Rock Hill 4th Tuesday
24 May 2016 Columbia III 4th Tuesday
23 May 2016 Greenville 4th Monday
21 May 2016 Surfside 3rd Saturday
19 May 2016 Camden 3rd Thursday
18 May 2016 Columbia I 3rd Wednesday
16 May 2016 Chapin/Irmo 3rd Monday
16 May 2016 Columbia II 3rd Monday
16 May 2016 Sumter 3rd Monday
11 May 2016 Bluffton 2nd Wednesday
10 May 2016 Aiken 2nd Tuesday
10 May 2016 Rock Hill 2nd Tuesday
10 May 2016 Columbia III 2nd Tuesday
09 May 2016 Greenville 2nd Monday
07 May 2016 Surfside 1st Saturday
04 May 2016 Columbia I 1st Wednesday
03 May 2016 Daniel Island 1st Tuesday
03 May 2016 Lexington every other Tuesday
02 May 2016 Camden 1st Monday
02 May 2016 Chapin/Irmo 1st Monday
02 May 2016 Columbia II 1st Monday
02 May 2016 Sumter 1st Monday
01 Mar 2016 Webinar #7 Plotting Essentials: Five things you have to know to plot your novel or short story” by Susan Breen
01 Mar 2016 Carrie McCray Writing Contest

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