Every writer’s journey is different. In November, some of our own SRW members will present table talks where they will share something of their own writing process, what has worked and not worked for them, and what their plans are for the future.
In our morning session, we will be having table talks, three rounds of twenty minutes each, hosted by and highlighting some of our own members.
- Merrillee Whren will talk about her journey from traditional to indie publishing.
- Rebecca Jenshak will discuss interconnected, standalone series and how to hook readers so you have a high read-through rate, and those readers will be eager to buy your next book.
- Patricia Knoll will discuss the book 2,000 to 10,000 How To Write Faster, Write Better, And Write More Of What You Love by Rachel Aaron. It teaches a tried and true method for increasing words written per day.
In our afternoon session, Karen Bryson will show us how to adapt our work for the screen.
About our Afternoon Speaker
KAREN MUELLER BRYSON is an award-winning/optioned screenwriter and USA TODAY bestselling novelist.
Her award-winning biopic, MONSOON SEASON, based on Amy Arnold’s fascinating career as a female football coach as featured in USA TODAY, was previously optioned by Minor Distractions Entertainment. Her faith-based family-drama, THE MUSTARD SEEDS, which was a Top 50 selection in the Kairos Prize Screenwriting Competition for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, was acquired by Believe Entertainment.
Karen was hired to write two other biopics: MOM ON A MISSION, based on Shelby Rodriguez’s story, which was featured in PEOPLE magazine, and HANGING ON TO MY DREAMS, which was based on Arnold Henry’s bestselling memoir. She is also the author of HELL ON WHEELS, the authorized biography of Rookie Roller Derby Queen Cindy McCoy.
Some of her other notable screenwriting accomplishments include:
Official Selection in the 2019 LA Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script
Festival (TOP 100 entry); Winner of the 13horror.com Contest; Winner of the Exposurama Screenplay Contest (Family Category); TOP 200 in the Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest; Top 24 in the Phoenix Film Festival Screenplay Competition; Finalist in the Scriptoid Writer’s Challenge; and Finalist in the Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition. She was also a winner of the prestigious Writers Boot Camp Fellowship.
Karen is a graduate of the SCREENWRITING U ProSeries, Master
Screenwriting Certificate, and Bingeworthy TV Bootcamp.
Karen is a USA TODAY bestselling novelist and the author of over 50
books. She often adapts her own novels for the screen as well as writing novels based on her screenplays. She is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry as well as the RWA Lone Star Writing Contest. She is a KINDLE SCOUT winner, which earned her a publishing contract with Amazon’s Kindle Press. She also made the TOP 10 in the Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
When she not computer creating new stories, Karen works as a tenured university psychology professor. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.
Meeting fee of $30 for SRW members $35 guests and walk-ins includes a single-entree buffet lunch. Visit SRW.rwa.org to register.