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Willamette Writers Conference Networking Advice

We’re all engaged in this art form that can be brutally isolating. So, no matter how difficult connecting with new people can seem, it’s important for writers to do. The Willamette Writers Conference gives us an opportunity to come together and share the joy of writing with each other. But how do you break the…

Willamette Writers Conference Networking Opportunities

So you’re planning on going to the Willamette Writers Conference, eh? Well, before you go, you need to know the most important rule: You do not talk about the Willamette Writers Conference! No, wait, that’s something else. The first rule of the Willamette Writer’s Conference is: Have fun meeting other writers! Sure, the keynote speakers…

Books for Kids Touches the Lives of Children in Need

Books for Kids logo - a program from Willamette Writers that delivers books to children

Willamette Writers’ Books for Kids program in partnership with Clackamas Barnes & Noble collected 3,541 new books and raised $1269.24 to purchase books for children in need. Thank you Barnes & Noble and all of the book-loving Willamette Writers supporters who helped us accomplish this feat! Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Book Fair and Book Drive…

Advance Manuscript Critique

Advance Manuscript Critiques

Advance Manuscript Critiques Open April 15 One of the best resources Anne found was the Advance Manuscript Critiques at the Willamette Writers Conference. Connecting The Advance Manuscript Critique gave Anne a chance to connect with a professional who read and critiqued her work. She then sat down for a meeting with that pro at the…

FiLMLaB Podcast Episode 3: Copyright

FiLMLaB’s third podcast deals with copyright; a brief discussion with screenwriter Randall Jahnson, WW Visual Media Director Ruth Witteried, and attorney and FiLMLaB co-founder, Stefan Feuerherdt. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/ww-filmlab/wwc-filmlab-copyright” params=”color=00cc11&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&visual=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Revision Strategies with Maren Anderson

Revision strategies

Revision Strategies with Maren Anderson I just wrote “The End” on the first draft of a manuscript I’ve been picking at for months. My normal M.O. is to write a very fast, very bad first draft. But my revision strategies have been changing lately. You see, this book was slow, slow, slow in coming. It…

Report From the Board – February 2016

Report From the Board – February 2016 The Board of Directors of Willamette Writers holds board meetings every last Tuesday of the month (no meeting in December). At those meetings we discuss the programs and goals of Willamette Writers and how the organization can serve our members better. The board believes Willamette Writers needs to…

4 Obstacles Keeping You from Finishing Your Manuscript

4 obstacles keeping you from your manuscript

4 Obstacles Keeping You from Finishing Your Manuscript Disclaimer – Before I can be slapped with the charge of hypocrisy, let me be the first to say that I have succumbed to all four of the manuscript impediments listed below. I have two novels in print (The Sum of Our Gods and Corporate High School), and…