Candy Simonson

Candy Simonson

Candy Simonson, a self-employed freelance writer, author and secretary of the Springfield Writers' Guild, will be the featured speaker at the SWG’s Saturday, July 28, meeting.

At the meeting, Simonson will lead an interactive session titled "Plotting a Story — What Style Works Best?" Simonson will work with SWG members to show how some of the great authors in history have plotted their stories — and how various plotting style forms work.

Having served as the SWG’s newsletter editor, vice president, treasurer and director-at-large, Simonson writes Christian fiction and family drama and mystery. Her award-winning short stories and essays have been published in seven anthologies with almost 400 articles appearing in national print, online magazines, and blogs. Simonson also has authored a number books, some of which have been produced as audiobooks.

SWG, a chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at McAlister’s Deli, at the junction of Kansas Expressway and Battlefield Road in Springfield. The guild holds a mentor hour review and critique session for writing of all genres from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch, a guest speaker and business meeting. Both experienced and first-time writers are invited to attend.   

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