Tag Archive for advice for writers

Anthony St. Clair | Mid-Valley

Anthony St. Clair and the Business of Being an Author We all want to do the writing, but we soon learn there’s a lot more to being a writer and author than just getting words on the page. We have to make room for what many consider the dark, disreputable, dirty part of writing. The…

Revision Strategies with Maren Anderson

Revision strategies

Revision Strategies with Maren Anderson I just wrote “The End” on the first draft of a manuscript I’ve been picking at for months. My normal M.O. is to write a very fast, very bad first draft. But my revision strategies have been changing lately. You see, this book was slow, slow, slow in coming. It…

Jump Starting Narrative: Plot in Fiction

Jump Starting Narrative: Plot in Fiction Presented by Ian Sacks and Gretchen Schrafft Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:30–8:30 PM (doors open at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church (corner of 9th St. & Monroe) Dennis Hall (enter the main door on 9th and turn left) 114 SW 8th Street Corvallis, OR Many of us have stories we’ve…

On Creativity with Betty & The Boy (w/live music)

On Creativity and Inspiration – A Talk and Performance Betty Jaeger and Josh Harvey of Betty and the Boy Mid-Valley Willamette Writers Monthly Meeting We want to start the new year off by reconnecting with our creative selves, and what better way to do that than talking about the source of creativity!We welcome Betty and the Boy…

FiLMLaB Turns Five

FiLMLaB Turns Five This January! Yes, FiLMLaB is having a birthday. January marks the fifth year of our little experiment in short screenwriting. The birth was touch and go, painful at times and fraught with panic as we were initiated into the lab. After many long nights and early mornings we survived our first year;…

FiLMLaB Turns Five

Being five is going to be so awesome! We should have a party. With cake. I suggest Tuesday, January 5th. Our regular hangout, The Old Church, is closed for remodeling, so we’ve booked the Copeland Commons room at TaborSpace instead. We’ll still open the doors at 6:30 and get things going at 7:00, which means I will…