February 15, 2024
By L. V. Gaudet
Aside from the question of quantity over quality, there is the question of originality. AI is not some sentient super-being from a science fiction story come to life. It is as sentient as your Alexa that will say, “Who, who, who,” in response to your, “Who let the dogs out.”
February 7, 2024
Book Chat Review by Steve Oetting
As a Guild member that has never attended a Book Chat, I had no idea what to expect. I have to say it was both highly informative and thoroughly enjoyable. It was hosted by Susan Rocan and had eight other members in attendance.
February 6, 2024
A report on the January 9 Critique Circle by Amanda Le Rougetel
February 2, 2024
By barb janes Who could resist an invitation to a place called The Darling Bar? Who could resist a cross-pollination of the theatre, literature and poetry communities in Winnipeg? Theatre Projects Manitoba in partnership with ContemporaryVerse 2 hosted a brilliant salon on January 9. The Darling Bar (171 McDermot Ave in Winnipeg’s Exchange District) had a warm welcoming vibe on the chilly night of January 9, as a who’s who of the city’s creatives gathered. …
January 25, 2024
By barb janes
Winnipeg’s Exchange arts community may have First Fridays, but the MWG has First Thursdays – a time writers can virtually come together to rant and ramble about all things writing.
The January 4 Zoom was a meetup of 12 (including the host), some new to the MWG, some long-time members (and one self-confessed lurker), some new writers and some with several publications under their belts, and an impressive range of genres – horror, fantasy, memoir, historical fiction, micro (the 50 word story!), novels, creative non-fiction, blogs, academic writing, even advertising. But no poets in attendance.
January 15, 2024
By L. V. Gaudet
In breaking – not so breaking – news, Amazon KDP has taken some measures dealing with the anticipated, and, for many of us authors, feared, surge in AI-generated book content by non-writers.
January 1, 2024
Rants and Ramblings is a wonderful forum in which writers can acquire advice from other writers on all kinds of questions. Our recent session on December 7 was a perfect example of the types of questions that are posed by participants and the plethora of suggestions and answers that are offered by the rest of the group. Our R&R groups always include some beginning writers (such as myself) and some more experienced writers so that the exchange of information is both bountiful and valuable.
December 31, 2023
Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction – Memoir book “The Day I Ceased to Being” by Kamal Malaker, currently available at Amazon.
December 29, 2023
MWG Critique Circle, December 12th, 2023 | By Luke Dondo
The MWG Critique Circle presents its members the invaluable opportunity to socialize and workshop with writers in a secure and inclusive forum. The discussion of our craft and the improvement of our work, among meeting friends, among (possibly) getting a bit uncomfortable, is the goal, and probably you’ll even have fun.
December 27, 2023
It was a cozy evening of strange stories, and I’d be lying if I said I slept without nightmares of beetles and rats.
December 20, 2023
Has there ever been a writer who didn’t have a rant to ramble or a rambling to rant? Methinks not.
The monthly Rants and Ramblings meeting is the perfect opportunity to express your concerns and feelings about writers’ issues and to hear from others about theirs. It is an open forum in which each member can throw out any bone of contention they might wish to discuss and have other members gnaw away on it.
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