Tag Archive for writing advice

Writing Advice from Zoraida Córdova

by Mari Hotchkiss An unusual career path. As a young child in Ecuador, Zoraida Córdova grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories that were filled with magic and wonder. At six years old, she immigrated to the United States with her mom and grandma, causing her to abandon her love of stories. “I stopped reading.…

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…

Your Author Platform Strategy

In this interactive workshop we will use exercises and examples to go from the general concept of the Author Platform to the specifics of finding your Author Platform Strategy.

The Ruthless Red Pen, Lori Lake, Salem

Lori Lake’s presentation will help you develop a fresh eye for your project and decide upon methods that work for you personally to allow for an orderly revision process that you can repeat in the future.

C.B. Bernard, Finding My Story, Losing My Voice, Corvallis

The remarkable story that became Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now (Lyons Press) all but fell into Bernard’s lap. Telling that story followed a 14-year journey through four cross-country moves, two failed novels, more than a hundred rejections, and a less-than-strategic rethinking of Bernard’s entire life. Learn from — and…