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FiLMLaB 2016 At The WWC!

It’s nearly that time of year; half-way through summer when the seeds you sowed last spring are starting to bear fruit. Tomatoes are blushing, cucumbers are ready for pickling and green beans are weighing down the trellis. Or maybe you were sowing a different kind of seed? The kind that needs a fertile mind in…

FiLMLaB 2016 Celebrity Judges

Since FiLMLaB began in 2012, we have always invited a handful of Hollywood experts to weigh in on the final few scripts in a round that has become known as Celebrity Judging. Not only does it get the work of aspiring screenwriters in front of a manager/agent/producer; when these same industry professionals attend our August…

2016 FiLMLaB Semifinalists

Another round of reading and script evaluation has been completed! A new set of judges have weighed in to determine which scripts will advance to the next round. Without further ado, we are happy to announce the 2016 FiLMLaB Semifinalists: DARLIN COMMIT ME, by Douglas Boom FRAME OF MIND, by Shaun Radecki OBJECT OF AFFECTION,…

Be Seen, Be Heard, Be a Friend

This year’s conference gives attendees new ways to network and show off their work. By now, hopefully, you’re signed up for the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference, Aug 7-9 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Portland. And you probably know about all the exciting new events we have planned, to go along with the rich variety…

NaNoWriMo From the Inside

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) logo

by Kim Switzer National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fast and wild writing challenge that happens every November. People across the planet write their hearts out, trying to complete a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Have you tried NaNoWriMo? You should—it’s a great way to get your words flowing and get your stories…

More Options, More Moving Parts

Willamette Writers Conference 2015

This year’s WW Conference is introducing new events, but it’s coming with a learning curve. By now, you’ve hopefully had a chance to thumb through the conference brochure, and taken the time to start exploring the new and improved website, to peruse the schedule we’ve put together for the 2015 Conference. We hope you’re as…

FiLMLaB Has A Winner!

After seven weeks, four rounds of judging and one rewrite, our 2015 experiment in writing has come to a conclusion: FiLMLaB has a winner! It was not an easy task for the Producers Circle who met last week to consider and debate the pros and cons of each finalist’s script. One script, however, to rose…

Cynthia Whitcomb’s Pitching Class

For All Types of Writing Saturday August 1 9 am to 3 pm Cost $50 Location: TaborSpace, Muir Hall Cynthia has sold dozens of projects by pitching them. Her students have gone on to sell even more. Whether it’s a novel, non-fiction book or screenplay, a great pitch can help you hit the ball out…