Tag Archive for advice for writers

How To Happily Write A Query Letter

How to Happily write your query

We’re excited that Bill Kenower is a member of the faculty at the upcoming Willamette Writers Conference. Bill is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion. In a blog he posted this past June, he shares his perspective on how he learned…

The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living by Sonia Simone

Written by SONIA SIMONE Reprinted with permission from Copyblogger.  If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life: People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our…

“Author Blogs” with Sarina Dorie

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Mid-Valley Willamette Writers in Eugene will host Sarina Dorie who will share tips and strategies for using effective blogging to raise your author profile. Raise Your Author Profile with a Blog Everyone wants to show up as the highest ranking page in a search engine. When Google and Bing…

So You Think You Might Want To Self-Publish?

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts Jennifer Chambers and Patricia Ann Edwards, who will present “So You Think You Might Want To Self-Publish?” Join us! “So You Think You Might Want To Self-Publish?” Hints and Tips from Jennifer Chambers & Pat Edwards of Groundwaters Publishing You’ve always loved to write……

“Failure, Fear, Inspiration, and Excellence” with Jennifer Lauck

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, at at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts writing instructor New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Lauck who will present on “Failure, Fear, Inspiration, and Excellence”. The day will include a meeting in the morning and a workshop after lunch. Join us!

The Notion of Audience, with Playwright Kira Obolensky

Playwright Kira Obolensky visits the Willamette Writers Portland membership meeting to talk about the notion of audience. In this presentation, Kira will talk about her work with the theater and share her observations on how letting the audience into her imagination as she writes has dramatically changed her work.