Willamette Writers

Mindy Halleck Wins Writer’s Digest Award

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Author Mindy Halleck won the Writer’s Digest ‘Your Story 66’ fiction writing competition in July. Out of 300 entries “A Mother’s Confession” by Mindy Halleck was selected as the winner. Halleck’s story will appear in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest. To read the story now, visit Writer’s Digest at http://ow.ly/PQulB. Halleck will be teaching two…

Buzz Bernard’s Eyewall Amazon Flagship Deal 7/25

H. W. “Buzz” Bernard’s number-one Kindle best seller, EYEWALL, has been selected as Amazon’s “Flagship” Daily Deal for Saturday, July 25th. EYEWALL, called a “perfect summer read” by one reviewer, is a gripping tale of an Air Force Hurricane Hunter that crash lands on St. Simons Island, Georgia, in the face of an on-rushing Category…

Vanessa MacLellan’s Three Great Lies Launches August 6th

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Vanessa MacLellan’s debut novel, Three Great Lies, launches at Cedar Hill’s Crossing Powell’s August 6th, at 7 pm. While vacationing in Egypt, Jeannette Walker, a cynical scientist, visits a newly discovered tomb. Inside the chamber she tumbles down a shaft and 3000 years back in time. In a world where deities walk the streets and…

Submissions Now Open for The Timberline Review

Submissions opened July 1st for the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Willamette Writer’s literary journal, The Timberline Review. If you’ve never read The Timberline Review, that’s because it’s brand new. In fact, the first issue is delivering this month and will be available to the public August 1st. You’ll be able to find it at selected…

Elizabeth Lyon’s “Crafting Titles” Available

Crafting Titles is the newest booklet in a fiction craft series by editor-author Elizabeth Lyon. In this helpful craft fiction book, Lyon decodes the mysterious process of finding a title that captures the uniqueness of your novel and makes a lasting impression. Analyzing classic and contemporary fiction, from all genres, Lyon explains when to consider…

Mindy Halleck Wins Short Story Award

Willamette Writers member Mindy Halleck wins fiction writing contest. “Edmonds nonprofit literary organization EPIC Group Writers announced winners of its annual writing contest, including first place winner Mindy Halleck (adult) for The Frenchman.” ‘The Frenchman’ is available to be read on the EPIC website.  www.epicgroupwriters.com Mindy Halleck will be teaching 2 writing workshops on August 9th at the Willamette Writers…