NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing competition taking place in November. To win NaNoWriMo you have to write 50,000 words in a month. Here are three NaNoWriMo lessons that all writers can implement to become more productive. By Maren Anderson (speaking at in Salem, Tuesday, Oct. 18)


Willamette Writers is Headed to Wordstock

On Saturday, November 5th, Willamette Writers will be at Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival. This year we'll host some of our members who will be selling their books and representing our wonderful community. Come say hi at booth #17 on the third floor!


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Willamette Writers at Wordstocks 2016: Books and Authors


Willamette Writers will be at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival on Saturday, November 5th. We will be in booth #17 and this year we invited some Willamette Writers members to join us. Here’s an almost complete list! Author: Sherry Smith The Wolf and the Shield Ever since Kieran’s father’s death, he’s tried to take care of his mother and little brother.…

What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another?


Eric Witchey is presenting two talks at Willamette Writers in November, so we invited him to share some thoughts about writing with us. Check out Eric’s thoughts about genre, markets, literary fiction, and more.
What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another? The editor.
Lame joke? Not really.

Member News

Congratulations, Jennifer Owenby!


The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse. Jennifer has been contacted by a Hollywood producer concerning the story. Congratulations, Jennifer! The Truth She Knew is available…

Member Announcement: Benjamin Gorman’s The Digital Storm

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One of our Willamette Writers, Benjamin Gorman, has a podcast – The Digital Storm – which retells Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a science fiction story. The show offers some opportunities for Willamette Writers to promote your own writing. Besides sponsoring a show, you can submit to have a character named after you, provide feedback on the…

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Portland: “Point of View” with Liz Prato


Writers often put more thought into the title of their story than choosing their point of view. But Liz Prato, author of Baby’s on Fire, knows that POV controls the intimacy, breadth and depth of our stories. On December 6th, Liz Prato will join Willamette Writers at the Historic Old Church in Portland to show us…

Portland: Young WW Chill in December

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On December 6, the Young Willamette Writers will take a break from hosting a speaker and spend the evening enjoying each others’ company. We’ll eat some snacks, read our work to friends, and if there’s time, write a to a fun prompt. There’s no need to register or sign up, just be there! And (if…