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A Beginner’s Guide to Neurodivergent Writing

June 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The market, and our culture, is waking up to all kinds of representation in our entertainment. Now, more than ever, agents and publishers are actively looking for greater neurodiversity. But are you adding positively to the conversation or reinforcing harmful stereotypes?

There’s too much to cover it all in one class. But we can introduce you to some of the latest terminology, dispel some common myths, and give you the tools to dive deeper with confidence and respect. Join J. Komp, a neurodivergent, development editor, for this look inside the behavioral science resources she uses to inform more authentic stories.

This meeting will take place online from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Click the registration link below, enter your name and email address, and you will receive the meeting link immediately. You will also be able to add the meeting to your calendar.

Register in advance for the June 1 Salem/Portland Chapter meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Willamette Writers chapter meetings are free for members to attend, and we ask for a $5 donation from guests: https://willamettewriters.org/donations/.

For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/

About the Author:

Photo Credit: Evan Lurker

J. Komp, of Just Key Edits, has been taking apart stories, to explain why we love or hate them, for over 30 years. A Behavioral Science major, that found her voice after a decade of live theater productions, Jennie lives for stories that are as entertaining and consumable as they are transformative. Her development editing focuses on the connection between a book and its potential audience, emphasizing the tangible elements that bring a story into a reader’s everyday life and reveal our relationship with the extraordinary.

Jennie’s style, in both fiction and non-fiction, bridges that elusive gap between art and business. She’s taken 2 companies to over 4 million Facebook fans, in less than a year, leads a live online, Read & Critique group for every proficiency level and type of writer, teaches at seminars and writers conferences across the country, and manages writers committed to reaching their publishing goals. A distinctive realist, Jennie’s dark sense of humor is balanced by a mantra that is the standard for everything she does, “the Disney is in the details.” https://justkeyedits.com/


June 1, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portland, OR United States