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Jane Friedman in the Digital Age

You’ve finished your book. It’s been a month, a year, a decade, but you’ve polished that baby, and now it sits gleaming on your desk begging to be shared with the world. What do you, author, do now? Send it to an agent? An editor? Self-publish? Serialize it? Make an audiobook? And how does one…

Willamette Writers at Wordstocks 2016: Books and Authors

Willamette Writers will be at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival on Saturday, November 5th. We will be in booth #17 and this year we invited some Willamette Writers members to join us. Here’s an almost complete list! Author: Sherry Smith The Wolf and the Shield Ever since Kieran’s father’s death, he’s tried to take care of his mother and little brother.…

What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another?

Eric Witchey is presenting two talks at Willamette Writers in November, so we invited him to share some thoughts about writing with us. Check out Eric’s thoughts about genre, markets, literary fiction, and more.
What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another? The editor.
Lame joke? Not really.

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…