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September 2018

Salem: Unspoken Dialog with Eric Witchey

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
How Unspoken Dialog can be powerful with Eric Witchey

NOTE: This meeting is on the Second Wednesday. Join us for our September meeting with Eric Witchey! Award-winning writer Eric Witchey will lead this fast-paced seminar on how to manage and manipulate subtext. He will use his background in linguistic discourse analysis and experience in 12 genres to demonstrate how to manage narrative and dialog…

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Central Point: Building a Writing Life with Kate Ristau

Your kitchen is a mess. You just got your third rejection of the week. You can’t find your laptop. You have no idea what to do in the next scene. There are 12,000 reasons we don’t write, but in this meeting, we are going to consider how we can find the passion, joy, and focus…

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Newport: Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashley Sweeney

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashely Sweeney

When Were Matchsticks Invented? Accuracy is second only to a great story, especially in historical fiction. Author Ashley Sweeney will address the importance of accuracy in writing historical fiction and offer multiple resources for authors to use in research in this lively, interactive lecture. This presentation is not just for historical fiction authors! Writers of…

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Corvallis: Open Mic

September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

Willamette Writers on the River’s Fall OPEN MIC Monday, September 24, 2018 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room Corvallis, OR (Use 9th Street parking lot entrance) Reading your work or work-in-progress gives you the opportunity to hear and to be heard. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they…

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October 2018

Portland: Eric Witchey

October 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Because, Because and The Power of Six-Layered Scenes Join us on October 2nd, doors open at 6:30PM, at the Old Church in downtown Portland to hear speaker and award-winning author Eric Witchey. Witchey will present this short adaptation of material from his Fiction Fluency Seminars. The evening will include an interactive demonstration of use of…

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YWW Portland: Mark Fearing

October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Graphic Novels and Time and Space Mark Fearing will lead the Young Willamette Writers in an exploration of a different form of storytelling - graphic novels. Here's what he says about his talk: "There's no one way to make a graphic novel. I'll share the mistakes I make in creating GN's. But there's more! Learn…

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Eugene: Daryll Lynne Evans

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Plot Your Novel for NaNoWriMo Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this fast-paced plotting mashup gives you more than a mere outline. Using Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, 3-act structure, and a screen-writing card trick, you will learn how structure works as the framework of your story, and you’ll get tools to plan out your…

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Southern Oregon: Character with Zee Nickerson

Deeper Characterization: Psychology for Character Saturday, October 6, 2018 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Presentation: Psychology of Character 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors Covering a variety of topics such as subtleties of emotion, the five senses, abnormal behaviors, and self sabotage. The purpose…

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Salem: Kelly Garrett

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Dread Synopsis: How To Use The Synopsis as a Writing Tool and Other Random Tips Few people enjoy writing a synopsis. But if you make it part of your editing process, you can give yourself a leg up when it comes time to submit to agents and publishers. In this talk, we'll discuss strategies…

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Newport: Deborah Reed

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Opening Up Editors and agents often say that the opening pages of a novel are the most important. If the writing doesn't grab the reader in this short amount of time, the manuscript will most likely be rejected. But knowing how and where to begin a novel can be daunting, and honing the pages to…

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