WPP Creativity Writing Conference-Speaker: Bob Chrisman

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s writer’s conference. Bob Chrisman’s presentation on “Rules for Fiction” will help you fine tune your creative skills. In Bob’s own words “Once upon a time a middle-aged man left his government job and took up writing real fiction. He lived happily ever after. The End.” Bob writes fiction and memoir. His… Read more »

"What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Alexander Silver" by Robert Chrisman––Guest Blogger

What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Alexander Silver My Daddy came home for his summer vacation. Mostly he stays in a quiet place with his pair of noids, which are bad things. They make him act weird. The doctors try to help him, but they can’t. I asked Mommy why they don’t send the pair of noids home…. Read more »

WPP Creativity Writing Conference-Keynote Speaker: Thomas Fox Averill

We are proud to announce Thomas Fox Averill is our Keynote Speaker at this years writer’s conference.  Mr. Averill will be presenting: “Knowing it Cold, Writing it Hot” The “breathing in” that means–breathing in the atmosphere and environment and themes/subjects through travel and research. Thomas Fox Averill is writer-in-residence and professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, where he… Read more »

"How to Get an Unusual Name" by Alarie Tennille––Guest Blogger

How to Get an Unusual Name Pick ancestors from a foreign-speaking   land. Begin with a name that is little heard   even there. Now stir up some rebellion. Politics and   religion work best. But first make sure you’ve chosen visionary or stubborn stock. Neighbors must wish them dead, must drag ancient uncles from their beds to execution by… Read more »