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How to Create Plot Twists that Keep Your Readers Reading

March 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ever wonder what the tricks are to creating plot twists? Did you know plot twists can be used in any genre, even memoir? This workshop will show you five ways to create plot twists for any genre of writing and offer examples. We will work together on how to take a plot and twist it as a group. A handout of resources is available. PLEASE BRING the first 20- 30 pages of your work in progress, an outline of those pages, or written ideas for a novel or memoir to work with, as we go right into the workshop mode!

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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 Speaker:
Multi-award winning author Valerie J. Brooks writes femmes-noir psychological thrillers where the women are badass and take center stage. The first in the Angeline Porter Trilogy Revenge in 3 Parts was a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award and a winner in the International Readers’ Favorites Thriller Awards. NY Times bestselling author Kevin O’Brien called her second novel Tainted Times 2 “… a real nail-biter from first page to the last.” After studying film noir in college, she found her noir voice for fiction. She received an Elizabeth George Foundation grant and was the recipient of five writing residencies. She reviews mystery, suspense and thriller novels, podcasts, and streaming shows on her blog. Brooks lives in the McKenzie River Valley in Oregon with her husband, Dan, and their Havanese pooch Stevie Nicks. Visit Valerie at http://www.valeriejbrooks.com.


March 15, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portland, OR United States


Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of ANONYMOUS, DRAMA DOLLS, and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA. Visit him online at www.tanamor.com.