Making your writing life a reality and meeting your creative goals is sometimes easier said than done, but why shouldn’t 2018 be your year? A realistic plan is all you need, getting both your mental and physical spaces ready. At the first Writing Show of the season, bring your literary resolutions, and get ready for inspiration, organizational ideas, time-management strategies, self-motivation techniques, and instant takeaways.
With degrees from the College of William & Mary and the University of Richmond, Kris Spisak began her career as a college writing instructor; however, after years in the classroom, she transitioned to professional writing and editing. Helping writers sharpen their craft was the driving force behind her book, Get a Grip on your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017), and the creation of her writing program, Grammartopia. Kris is on the JRW board and is also pursuing the publication of her first novel.
Karen A. Chase
Born in Canada, Karen Chase traveled by car, trailer and motor home with her family, touring over 40 states and nine provinces. Karen has lived in the United States since 1990, since she first began to study advertising art. After more than 15 years as a professional graphic designer and copywriter, she began her own branding and design studio. While building her company, she branched into a secondary career as a freelance writer for clients and as a contributing writer for national and local publications such as Bella Magazine, The Richmond Times Dispatch and HOW Design Magazine Online. Her personal writing includes non–fiction, historical fiction and poetry. Bonjour 40 is her first book. She lives in Virginia with her partner, Ted, and their two cats.