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March 2021

The Seven Deadly First-Page Sins

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

There's no one right way to begin your story – but there are plenty of wrong ones. In this class, we'll take you on a cautionary tour through the pits of page-one hell, complete with agent pet peeves, reader turn-offs, and "thanks but no thanks" editorial dealbreakers. Don't let your manuscript suffer in form-rejection torment:…

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Young Willamette Writers: Finish That Novel! – with Kim Johnson

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Portland, OR United States

Serious about publishing a novel but find yourself held down by writer’s block, motivation, limited time, feeling stuck, or starting new stories but not finishing them? This workshop will provide tips and tricks to finish that novel using the KISS method. Will also leave time for attendees to share what’s blocking them and create a 90…

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Open Mic for Members

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

It's time to step up to the plate! This month, members of the Southern or Eugene Chapter of Willamette Writers can prepare a five-minute monologue, essay, short story, or excerpt from a longer work. Time yourself ahead of time to make sure it's five minutes or less, because moderators will be muting those readers that…

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How to Create Plot Twists that Keep Your Readers Reading

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Ever wonder what the tricks are to creating plot twists? Did you know plot twists can be used in any genre, even memoir? This workshop will show you five ways to create plot twists for any genre of writing and offer examples. We will work together on how to take a plot and twist it…

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Open Mic Night

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Join Corvallis Writers on the River and the Coast Chapters at 6:30 PM on March 22 for our spring Open Mic night on Zoom. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience successfully?…

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April 2021

Tools for Querying Literary Agents

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

How do you approach literary agents to get your book published? Find out at the April 26 joint meeting of the Coast and Corvallis chapters of Willamette Writers. Presented via Zoom, the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. If you’re ready to dive into the query trenches for literary agent representation, there are plenty of helpful…

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