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Hybrid Hillsboro: Beginnings with Linda Needham

September 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Chapter Presents


Beginnings with Linda Needham

“Where Do I Begin?” you ask. That’s always an author’s first question, whether it’s coming up with an idea or theme to write about, or plotting and organizing their story, or knowing where in the storyline to start Chapter One. There are many places to begin. Join us this September 12th, doors open at 6:15 PM, with Linda Needham at the Brookwood Public Library and online to explore beginnings. This meeting is online and in person. Please read Zoom Details below and then register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfuGoqjIsHdHc9MS93TVJQIlHrn7Jlm7k

About Linda Needham

USA Today bestselling author Linda Needham began her journey on the road to romance writing in 1972 with an overcooked Thanksgiving turkey and her nose buried in a delicious copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s first novel, THE FLAME AND THE FLOWER. Reading has always been one of her favorite obsessions, but Woodiwiss had, for the first time fused the sweeping majesty of history with the sensual power of romance, and from that moment the romance novel industry went into high gear and was changed forever. Linda moved beyond that inspirational beginning by writing her own works: ten historical romance novels, seven full-length musicals, and two stage plays.

Her latest book is Brainstorming Your Novel: From the First Spark to Blockbuster.

November is NaNoWriMo, the annual National November Writing Month, in which we are challenged to write a novel in a month (at least a “shitty first draft,” to borrow Anne Lamott’s phraseology for it). No time like the present to start planning.

Join us this September as we explore beginnings.



About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Writers are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

Wellness  – Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal Zoom account, register for the meeting in the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal Zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.


September 12, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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