October 13, 2020
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Thursday, October 15, 2020  
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. CDT

There are stories that have clear cut endings, like the good has triumphed over evil, or the parties involved in a will-they-or-won't they get together, and then there are stories that have more open-ended endings. But no matter what kind of story you're writing, finding the right ending is essential. Ending too soon or too late, or too cleanly, can leave readers feeling unsatisfied. The problem is that the writing and the editing can go on and on, especially if you’re the type that isn’t easily satisfied with your work. So how do you do it? How do you know when you’re done writing? And when you’ve got the story, how do you know when you’re done revising? In this Third Thursday panel, join writers Edward CareyTrent Hudley, and Alex Temblador as they discuss how they know when to put the pen down. This conversation will be moderated by WLT Program Director Sam Babiak.

DEADLINE TO RSVP: Thursday, September 10, 6:00 p.m. CDT

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Thursday, October 22, 2020  
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. CDT

Fanfiction offers a chance to hone your writing craft and have fun exploring the fictional worlds you love through a deeper engagement with their narrative foundations, storytelling techniques, and even their plot holes. In this Off the Beaten Craft presentation, Katharine will discuss how to use dialogue, action, and character description building to write compelling fanfiction; how fanfiction can inform and improve your original fiction writing process; and where to submit your fanfiction and find readers and community members in your chosen fandom.

About the Presenter
Katharine Duckett is the award-winning author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls "intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy." Her short fiction has appeared in UncannyApexPseudoPod, Interzone, and Tor.com, as well as various anthologies including Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Wilde Stories 2015: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. She served as the guest fiction editor for Uncanny's Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue, and is an advisory board member for The Octavia Project, a free program that empowers girls and nonbinary youth in New York City to imagine and engineer new futures.

This event is part of our newly rolled out WLT Off the Beaten Craft Series -- a few times a year, the Writers' League of Texas will host a free presentation from an author who knows their stuff, focused on a genre, form, or topic that we don't often get to talk about. 

We hope to "see" you there!
We are so excited to announce a new series of videos, WLT's 26 Questions!

In our new 26 Questions series, the WLT Staff asks some of our favorite authors 26 questions -- and we recommend the authors answer the questions rapidly, without thinking too hard, so that we get an awesome, candid interview to share with our viewers (that's you!). We're really excited about this new series, and we hope you will be, too. Check out our first two 26 Questions videos (featuring authors Charlie Clark and Leila Sales), linked below, and stay tuned to our YouTube page and be on the lookout for more 26 Questions videos featuring some big names!

Hint: If you go to our YouTube page, hit subscribe, and click on that little bell icon next to the subscribe button, you'll be alerted to when we upload our next video!

Members! Speaking of our 26 Questions series, a reminder that the deadline for our Monthly Member Mailer is fast approaching!

This month we are giving away one tote bag and one poster to three lucky winners. Here's how to enter:
  • First, watch our most recent YouTube video - 26 Questions with Charlie Clark
  • Leave a comment answering the question at the end
  • Fill out the form located in the October Members Monthly with your email and the comment you left!
You must leave a comment on the YouTube video AND fill out the form in order to be considered! Your entry will be compared with others by our expert team of judges, and the top three will win. The deadline is Friday, October 16, at 5:00 p.m. CDT.You may enter any number of times, but you can only win once!
Three winners total will be chosen.
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