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April 2019

Vancouver: Translating Critique into Action for Effective Revision with Eric Witchey

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Translating Critique into Action for Effective Revision with Eric Witchey

Translating Critique into Action for Effective Revision with Eric Witchey Anyone who has spent time in the saddle in a critique group knows that a writer who satisfies every comment from the group is a writer who is unlikely to sell a story. So, how do you know which comments to address and which to…

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Salem: Writing, Publishing, Speaking and more with Ken Coomes, LT, USN (Retired)

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing, Publishing, Speaking and more This talk will cover aspects of writing, editing, publishing, advertising, promoting and selling your work. We'll talk about speaking, why it's necessary and how it will help your writing. I'll share some links to tools I've found useful and resources relating to all that we talk about. My plan is…

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Corvallis: Reading Your Work as Performance with Terri Thomas

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Reading Your Work as Performance   Learn techniques to confidently present your writing in public. Build upon your natural speaking style and unlock your inner performer through simple, fun vocal techniques and strategies to effectively communicate the imagery and emotional content of your writing. Expand your delivery to bring your writing to life for your…

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May 2019

Eugene: Fake It Till You Make It

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tsunami Books Eugene, OR 97405 United States

Join us at our Mid-Valley Chapter in Eugene! Three published authors in a writing group tell their experiences on how they did it. (A humorous look at the real world of publishing.) The three will address: ridding yourself of doubt, how to conquer "imposter syndrome," and how to communicate with others who aren't writers. Each…

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Southern Oregon: Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our Central Point May meeting on Saturday the 4th.  We are going to be having Craig Wright speaking on Works of the Imagination: Occurrences.  How does what occurs on the page affect what occurs to the reader? How does the work we do work on the mind of a reader?   We…

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Southern Oregon YWW: How to Make Your Characters Feel Real in Speculative Settings with Cidney Swanson

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

How to Make Your Characters Feel Real in Speculative Settings Our May YWW meeting is coming up in a few days, Saturday, 5/4/19, from 10-11:30 am, at the Central Point Library, and we're super excited to see you there! For this month, we'll meet with award-winning, science fiction/fantasy author Cidney Swanson, focusing on "How to…

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Portland: Setting with Rosanne Parry

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Finding Gold in your Story Setting with Rosanne Parry Developing the setting of your story can make the character voices sharper, the action more vivid, and the plot complications more realistic. But how do you create a deeper and more vibrant world Join us on May 7th at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland at…

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YWW Portland: Creating Poetry Out of Your Unique Identity with Alex Dang

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Creating Poetry Out of Your Unique Identity Alex says he often gets asked, "How do I start a poem? I don't know what to write about!" And every time, he will always answer, "Write about yourself." That still leaves the first half of the question, "How do I start a poem?" and it leaves us…

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Salem: Monthly Meeting

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for our Salem monthly meeting! Put the date on your calendar. More information will be coming soon.

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Salem meeting with Jill Kelly, PhD

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
Jill Kelly

Salem meeting with Jill Kelly, PhD Join us for an interactive presentation on self-editing and rewriting that can make your work more accessible and enjoyable for readers. Bring 1-2 pages of your work to practice on (typed, triple-spaced is best). About Jill Kelly, PhD Jill Kelly, PhD, has been a freelance editor for 25 years.…

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