About the Guild

Founded in 1915, the Missouri Writers’ Guild seeks to educate and encourage writers in their interest and appreciation of the writing craft, to foster and recognize significant additions to the written language, and to support and promote all genres of the literary arts. 

News & Events (Blog Posts)

Creating Tension with a Ticking Clock

Creating Tension with a Ticking Clock

How can you tell when a clock is really tense? When it's all wound up. Creating tension by using some form of a limit is one of the easiest methods to ratchet up the tension in any manuscript, from...

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Using Speaking Engagements to Build Your Base

One of the most feared things in the world is death, followed closely by speaking in public. Some folks equate the two as the same thing. Considering that most authors are solitary beasts that hide...

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