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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…

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…

What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another?

Eric Witchey is presenting two talks at Willamette Writers in November, so we invited him to share some thoughts about writing with us. Check out Eric’s thoughts about genre, markets, literary fiction, and more.
What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another? The editor.
Lame joke? Not really.

FiLMLaB Grand Prize Winner Announced!

Last week our four finalists consulted with screenwriting mentor and 2016 FiLMLaB Director, Randall Jahnson, before diving into an optional script rewrite; a chance to improve their original seven page script with notes from our Celebrity Judges. By Thursday night, all of the revised scripts were in and ready to review by our Producers Circle,…

Get Ready to Publish Workshop

Get Ready to Publish Workshop with Jill Kelly

Workshop: Get Ready to Publish – Self-editing, Polishing, and Knowing when You Need Outside Help Presented by Jill Kelly Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:15-4:15 p.m. At the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B) In this 3-hour interactive workshop Jill Kelly will teach you how to improve your writing and make your work ready for publication. Participants…

Complete Your Manuscript – Get the Support You Need

Jill Kelly presents COMPLETE YOUR MANUSCRIPT - GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED at Willamette Writers Salem

“Complete Your Manuscript – Get the Support You Need” | Presented by Jill Kelly Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B) PLEASE NOTE: WILLAMETTE WRITERS SALEM NOW MEETS ON THE 3RD WEDNESDAY From coaches to beta-readers, workshops to retreats, self-editing to a paid editor, we’ll discuss 12 ways…

Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal

“Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal” | Presented by Emily Grosvenor Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. At the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B) From a Nonfiction Book Idea to a Nonfiction Book Proposal How many books do you have inside? If everyone has at least one novel in them, then we all have at least a dozen…

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Or How A Northwest Trio Hooked The Weinsteins

“Nobody knows anything…” William Goldman’s famous quote about Hollywood, may very well apply to the publishing industry as well; especially during this time of digital expansion and the resulting democratization of creative expression. The tools of production and marketing are available to everyone now, not just studios and publishing houses. What the long term net…