Crime Doesn’t Pay . . . Enough!
We are open to writers of all
genres from mystery to
romance to speculative fiction
and all points in between. If you
want to write, or write better,
you are welcome to attend any
of our regular workshops.
Membership in the national
MWA is not necessary to attend
the Dallas group meetings
because we’re a separate
group. There are plenty of
benefits in joining the MWA, but
there's no membership
requirement to attend the Dallas
Zoom Access and Onsite
prepayments are $50 per
Click the “Pay Membership
Dues” button to submit through
PayPal. Members attend in-
person meetings for free, and
get the Zoom link for meetings
they prefer to attend remotely.
No door fee at meetings
Zoom link provided for every
NEW! Free 30 minute one-
on-one session with one
professional writer member
(LaRee, Sandy, Susan, or
James) each year.
The Dallas MWASW group
meets the first Saturday of each
month (except January) at the
Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line (at
Midway), Addison, TX, 75001.
Meeting time is 10:15 AM –
Noon, followed by lunch.
There is a $10 fee for non-
members (cash only) for the
program and drinks-only
attendees when we meet in
person (members get in
automatically). No reservations
are necessary there’s always
room for another writer. All who
attend are encouraged to
remain and break bread(sticks)
with your fellow writers.
December 2, 2023
10:15 AM -
Meeting in Person
(And on Zoom! for
If you want to participate in our
December fun gift exchange and
we hope you do, bring something
from home (no need to dash off to
Dollar Tree for this). If you have an
item that pertains to writing great
(and yes, it can be a gag gift). If
not, then perhaps a book you
enjoyed, or something you have
on that top shelf of your closet you
think would work.
We number the gifts, then if you
bring a gift, you draw a number,
and the fun ensues. The swapping
can get crazy but that’s the real
fun and after 3 swaps the gift
stays. Plus we will do a raffle (this
won’t be a gag), so we’re looking
forward to good time.
Tools for Writers
Back in the day, writers had only
typewriters and index cards.
Today, automation options can
overwhelm a person, or give them
an excuse not to write while
searching for the best writing tools
to finish the book they’re actively
avoiding by doing research on
In a short lesson before a party,
James will eliminate one of your
favorite procrastination excuses
by describing dozens of writing
tools ranging from free word
processors to Tiffany-level
coaching and handholding
services (Spoiler alert - $$$$).
Artificial Intelligence powers many
new tools that provide helpf from
excellent suggestions to writing a
novel for you. In addition, every
grammar checker and editing
software now offers AI-powered
As always, James will have a
looong handout full of details.
Then, PARTY TIME!
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT