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April 2018

YWW Southern Oregon: Worldbuilding with Benjamin Gorman

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Worldbuilding with Benjamin Gorman Benjamin Gorman, author of Corporate High School, The Digital Storm, and The Sum of Our Gods, and co-publisher at Not a Pipe Publishing, will help you call upon your limitless ability to create universes. You'll have the opportunity to conjure a new setting and the Eve and Adam you'll use to…

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May 2018

Portland: Demystifying Editing with Editor Abby Ranger + Membership Coffee Hour

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215

On Tuesday, May 1st, the Portland Chapter will host a Coffee Hour to celebrate conference registration opening followed by a talk with editor Abby Ranger. This meeting will be held at Taborspace and doors open at 6 PM! Celebrating Conference Registration Opening with Coffee, the Ultimate Drink for Writers We had so much fun at our wine tasting…

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YWW Portland: Lisa Schroeder on Crafting Companion Stories

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215

We're excited to have middle-grade and young adult author Lisa Schroeder join us for our Young Willamette Writers meeting on May 1. Lisa will talk about the ins and outs of writing companion novels, how they differ from sequels and share tips she's learned over the years in writing companion novels when there were more stories…

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Eugene: Book-Selling Tips with Kristen James

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

On Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m., join the Mid-Valley chapter in Eugene for book-selling tips with Kristen James. Tricks, Tips and Mess ups Author Kristen James will present advice from her experience on “book packaging”, marketing, and building a reader base. She will focus on how to sell ebooks and connect with fans online,…

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YWW Southern Oregon: Worldbuilding with Benjamin Gorman

May 5
Central Point Library, 116 South 3rd Street
Central Point, Oregon

Benjamin Gorman, author of Corporate High School, will help you call upon your limitless ability to create universes. You'll have the opportunity to conjure a new setting and the Eve and Adam you'll use to populate the narrative. About Benjamin Gorman Benjamin is the author of The Sum of Our Gods, Corporate High School ,…

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Central Point: Paths to Publication with Midge Raymond

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Paths to Publication with Midge Raymond In the morning (10AM-noon) Midge Raymond will be outlining the various paths to publishing with a focus on the traditional route. Includling important tips for how to submit to agents and editors; finding the right agent/editor for your book; and what agents/editors expect. Then in the afternoon workshop (1:30-3:30)…

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Salem: Worldbuilding with Karen Azinger

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
KAren Azinger at Salem Chapter

Wonders of World Building with Karen Azinger World building is a skill that belongs in every author's toolbox. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction (memoir or historical fiction), or screenplays, world building skills will you make your story rich, compelling and unforgettable. As writers, we long to create worlds of wonder that enchant and enthrall our…

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Corvallis: First Fifteen Pages Workshop with Tex Thomson

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Comfort Suites, Corvallis, 1730 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97068 United States
Tex Thomson Workshop

Your first fifteen pages need to thrust the reader right into the action of the story, of course. Oh, and also inspire an emotional connection to the character. While simultaneously providing description to ground us in time and place (but not too much) – without forgetting to plant some tantalizing questions to keep us turning…

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Newport: Prose P90X with Tex Thomson

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Tex Thomson in Newport

Do your sentences sag? Does your description drag? Or is your manuscript simply struggling to lose those last 5,000 words? Never fear! Now you can trim and tone your prose in a fearless, fun session that’s guaranteed to leave your work leaner, cleaner, and meaner than ever before. Author Tex Thompson will show writers how…

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Corvallis: Selling your book with Mark Staneart

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

See Your Book as a Retail Commodity People often come to Mark Staneart, the owner of a local independent bookshop. with great pride and enthusiasm, declaring, "I've gotten my book published!" He respond to them, "Now the work begins!" You see, writing your book was the easy part. You're a writer. You just can't help yourself.…

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