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Corvallis: Open Mic

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…

Newport: Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashley Sweeney

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…

Member News: Buzz Bernard’s Book “Cascadia” Wins Award

CASCADIA has won the 2018 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Award in the suspense/thriller category. This makes novelist H. W. “Buzz” Bernard a three-time “Eppie” winner.  His previous two awards were for PLAGUE and SUPERCELL. CASCADIA is set against the the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone and takes place largely in Manzanita, Oregon. Buzz…

Member News: Dorian Graves at Barnes and Noble Eugene

Dorian Graves at Barnes and Noble

“Gender Odyssey in Science Fiction” on June 6th at 6 PM, Eugene Barnes & Noble Speculative fiction author Dorian Graves (WW Member), will join J.S. Fields and Taylor Brooke to discuss gender exploration when writing modern science fiction. Dorian Graves is the author of Bones and Bourbon, their debut novel. J.S. Fields is the author…

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…

HOW TO WIN THE SUBMISSION WAITING GAME

We’re excited that Erick Mertz is a member of the faculty at the upcoming Willamette Writers Conference. Erick is a Portland-based ghostwriter and fiction/memoir manuscript consultant. Over the last five years as a full-time freelancer he has written manuscripts for a variety of clients. In a blog he posted this past December, he shares advice…

FiLMLaB.tv Online Workshop: Creating a Web Series World on a Budget

Web Series – short-form episodic narratives created solely for the Internet – have become a viable platform for aspiring screenwriters to show off their storytelling talent. This year’s FiLMLaB contest will be in the web series format.  Get a head start on creating your own dynamic series with this webinar. Creating a Web Series World on…

Experts Weigh In: 10 Crucial Screenwriting Mistakes

Experts Weigh In: 10 Crucial Screenwriting Mistakes Lee Jessup, a member of our screenwriting faculty at the upcoming Willamette Writer’s Conference and the author of Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches and Getting It Write: An Insider’s Guide To A Screenwriting Career shares how to avoid ten screenwriting mistakes. You can find this post and others…

Eric Witchey Wins Award

New Fantasy Genre—the Afterlife Fantasy—Is Born 2018 IPPY Book Awards Silver Medal – Fantasy Fiction 2018 International Book Awards Winner – Visionary Fiction Finalist – Fantasy Fiction Finalist – Cross-Genre Fiction Finalist – Best New Fiction In her quest for respect, a young grim reaper consumed with pride ventures beyond the boundaries of human-based dogma to…

The Family Stone

Before the supermarket boom, there were corner markets that predominated neighborhoods where most people did their grocery shopping. These corner markets sold all of your food staples and much, much more. They were convenient, hospitable, and served as a neighborhood junction for the exchange of ideas, beliefs and gossip in much the same way as…