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The Dallas Mystery Writers

This is the website for the Dallas chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. 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. There are plenty of benefits in joining the MWA, but there's no membership requirement to attend the Dallas meetings.



Recent surge may keep meetings vir-

tual in the fall - more when the situ-

ation clarifies

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 10:00 AM – Noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee (cash only – please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees. The fee is reduced to $5.00 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: james@gaskin.com

Dallas MWA Events:

Saturday, October 2, 2021

10 AM - Meeting on Zoom!

Everything I Wish I’d


by LaRee Bryant

(We hoped to meet in person, but

no such luck yet).

LaRee Bryant is a New York-multi-published writer and also an indie author who’s penned historicals, mysteries, and non-fiction how-to books. She’s also a well respected freelance editor for multi-published authors, self-published writers, and new writers hoping to be published. When not submersed in her own writing, LaRee has taught writing classes for decades, everything from “The Business Side of Writing” to a full array of lessons on the creative elements of fiction writing. Her topic will be “Everything I Wish I’d Known.” She’ll share practices that will help writers produce their best manuscript, including keeping plot and characters logical and consistent, and tricks to editing your own work so you produce the cleanest and best manuscript possible.