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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Founded in 2004 by Kate Chaplin, the Indy Writers’ Group is a supportive community of published and pre-published writers of all genres. IWG offers workshops, signings, and bi-monthly meetings for critique and support. IWG is a diverse group with strengths in various areas, such as self-publishing, e-publishing, small presses, freelance writing, technical writing, editing, etc. Within the network of in person events and online you’ll find a community of writers with various backgrounds and experiences that understand the pitfalls and success that plague writers today. Our group can be found Here on Yahoo Groups

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

IWG Playwrite's Play Preformed at Ball State

IWG playwrite, Andrew Kramer's, "Explosion: Day 6" is going to be
performed in December at Ball State University's Cave Theatre.  The news from Andrew is that, "I have
the cast in place and am going to be starting rehearsals in a few weeks."

Break a leg, Andrew!

Celtic Myth Podshow Features an IWG Member

The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. It weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts.

Each podcast lasts approximately 25 mins so sit down, get comfortable and join us every other week and listen to news, chat and a story from Celtic Mythology.

Come and join Gary & Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. The series is starting with the Book of Invasions from the Irish Mythological Cycle.

For the Samhain, 2008, part two episode, a section of The House of Pendragon by IWG author Debra Kemp was read. Upon hearing the broadcast Debra said, "The entire show is wonderful.  Lovely music!  But one part in particular, starting at around the 7 minute mark particularly made me cry.  What a moment to hear my characters brought to life and hear Dafydd's name pronounced correctly!"

Celtic Myth Podshow - Episodes (Samhain 2008, part 2)

"Writing Progress is Defined by...."

IWG members answer this perplexing question....

Writing progress is defined by the number of soul wrenching moments you agonize over your work, and the amount of joy filled accolades when your work is accepted.
Sandi Sookoo
Third Place - 2008 Celtic Hearts Golden Claddaugh - All I want for to keep my job.
Finalist - 2008 Spacecoast Author of Romance Launching a Star - The Art of Fang Shui

Writing progress is defined by inspiration and not perspiration. If I agonize for ages and my only result is a single, lonely phrase that truly moves me, it is worth infinitely more than the mechanized machinations I perfomed to crunch out pages of uninspiring drivel.

Jim Henderson

Writing progress is defined by what new facet of Lin is revealed by the time I close down the file for the day.  It isn't the word count.  I often agonize for hours on a single word within a sentence.  So I mark progress by Lin's evolution.  Her growth defines me as an author.
Debra A. Kemp
The House of Pendragon saga continues!

Indy Film News Talks about Debra Kemp

 Indy Film News posted a great article about Kate Chaplin’s interview shoot with Debra Kemp!!  Lin, The daughter of King Arthur is the principal character of Debra Kemp’s series “The House of Pendragon”. The first book “The Firebrand” was released in 2003. The second book, “The Recruit” was recently published and Debra is out promoting it’s release. She is currently working on the third book of the series.  

As part of the promotion of the book series Debra commissioned Kate Chaplin to shoot an interview explaining the concept behind the series and introduce… 

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Debra Kemp at Mudsocks!!

Mudsocks is a wonderful independent books store filled to the brim with new and used books. It's children's section and games are to die for. Did I mention there is a black cat roaming around the store? It's a magical place. 

Now the store is a bit more magical as IWG Author Debra Kemp made a stunning appearance. 

Debra was on hand to sign and talk about her Award-Winning House of Pendragon Series. If you haven't read it yet, pick up your copy at Mudsocks in Fishers, IN!