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Fun With Words for our 30th Anniversary year!

Fun With Words
Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) invites you to have fun writing part of an espionage techno-thriller using only 100 words.  In your 100 words, weave together the main character (You name them), a piece of military equipment (you pick), a warning tone, and a green coffee cup.  Please visit 
www.mwawritersroundtable.org/fun-with-words, to read a sample response from this prompt, if you are unsure of how to write this.  Submit your Fun With Words response to www.mwawritersroundtable.org/submit-fun-with-words by the 20th of the month and receive an MWA Fun With Words Submission Certificate.  Selected responses will be published next month.

Congratulations to several members of the Maryland Writers Ass’n, Southern Maryland Chapter for being accepted into the July 2017 issue of Pen in Hand:

Karen McIntyre – Short Story

Eric Shoemaker – Short Story

Edna Troiano – Poem

Katie Brewster – Poem

Go to http://www.MarylandWriters.org/Pen_in_Hand_ and you can download the issue or go to Amazon.com and purchase it.


Jim Brewster

We found a game that helps you right, it’s called Writers Bloxx. You roll the die and it gives you Genre, Event, Time, Object, Location, and Character. With the use of these six things you have six minutes to write a story with as many things included as you can. We first played as a group at the Holiday Party and now we play at the end of every meeting!

If you want to get your hands on a copy of the game or find out more the link is https://www.writersbloxx.com/


Marguerite Labbe:

Marguerite published A Little Side of Geek with Dreamspinner press on May 22nd, 2018


Brenda Clayburn:

Brenda published Breathe in April 2018 with J2B Publishing.


Stephen Berberich:

Stephen published Trout Heaven: A Trail Guide to Landing a Big Corporate Fish or How I Found Love in Foster’s Creek September 19, 2018


Lew McIntyre:

Lew published The Eagle and the Dragon in February 2017 and is now working on the sequel.


Karen McIntyre

Karen published Ruby in July 2018



Jim Brewster:

Jim is a new member-at-large of the MWA Board of Directors. He is currently helping us grow our association and he is assisting other members on their road to self-publishing.

Our Critique Group:

Eric Shoemaker –  is working on finding the right title for his newest novel featuring Rusty and Colleen.  He is tightening up one of the final scenes of the book and September and Darlene gave input.
Bryan Gorman – Shared the first draft of the first chapter “Ignite the Forge”. He has designed a world that did not develop past Medieval times (for a reason) where humans are matched with dragons at a young age.  Feedback and suggestions for how the world could be explained were shared and everyone liked the premise.  Keep writing Brian we want more!
September Lundeen – started a new short story called “The Interview” and though it is still a rough draft, got good input from Eric and Darlene.
Darlene Exum – is working on a suspenseful story featuring a harrowing car chase and heroine that is working through a difficult time, let’s just say!