Writing Resources


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    Dennis Foley's PowerPoint presentations

    Over two decades of PowerPoint presentations. Visit site

    Writing Dialogue

    Writing dialogue advice from James Scott Bell Visit video


    Copyright information for the writer. Visit site.

    Authors Guild of America

    Advice on publishing for novelists and non-fiction authors. An organization worth joining.  Learn more.


    Our Critique Groups

    Critique groups are open to dues-paid members of Authors of the Flathead. They offer members an opportunity to meet regularly with other authors to give and receive feedback on their work. Critique group members get to know each other’s work well and are able to offer more in-depth feedback than is possible to give and receive at our Open Readings.


    Guidelines for giving and receiving feedback are set by each individual Critique Group.


    Each critique group independently decides when, where, for how long and how often to meet, how many members to include, what kind of work to critique, and how to run their meetings.


    Please contact us if you would like to join a group. If there are no suitable openings in our established groups, the Chair can assist you in starting your own group.

    Montana Women Writers

    A women's writing group located in Kalispell, MT. Monthly meetings include guest speakers that offer helpful tips and tricks on a variety of topics. Learn more.

    Sisters in Crime

    A nationwide networking/support group for mystery writers. Learn more.

    Society of Children's' Book Writers and Illustrators (Montana Chapter)

    A supportive group of artists who use words and pictures to bring stories to life for kids. Learn more.

    Writers Guild of America

    The absolute source of all things for screenwriters. You can register your screenplays there. Learn more

    Proofreading Marks 101

    Learn to decipher those proofreading marks from Open Readings! Get the basics here.

    Storyfix (Larry Brooks)

    A site that gets serious about the craft of writing. Storyfix "offers a deep dive into each facet of the storytelling proposition, which you can apply to your process to elevate your game and claim your career as a novelist or screenwriter." Learn More.

    Writers Digest

    Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published... so what better resource for writing advice? Learn more.

    Lipstick Logic

    A blog founded by Authors of the Flathead member Betty Kuffel. The blog is dedicated to helping women lead healthy lives. Learn more.

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