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October 2020

The Author’s Journey with Alethea Kontis

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Portland, OR United States

We hear about the “Hero’s Journey” in literature. Well, in real life, authors are heroes too! And we want to hear about those journeys! On Saturday, October 3, the Young Willamette Writers will welcome guest author Alethea Kontis at our Zoom meeting. Alethea will share with the YWW’s her journey as an author. Our group…

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Portland & Salem Online: So Funny It’s Frightening: Using Humor to Enhance Suspense and Create Tension

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

So Funny It’s Frightening: Using Humor to Enhance Suspense and Create Tension with Tiffany Pitts Since the ancient Greek philosophers, readers and writers alike have been taught to dismiss humor as unimportant to a story line. While it may be frustrating for some comedy writers, this stoic mindset turns humor into an efficient tool in…

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Online: Adding the Senses to Add Depth to Your Scenes with Mikko Azul

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Use the six senses to add depth and believability to your writing. Mikko will show us how to use your mindful imagination to identify everything in a scene: scents, tastes, sensations, and even those intangible senses to describe a scene and bring it to life. We also cover, as cautionary tale, metaphors, similes and adverbs.…

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