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Next meeting, Oct. 4: Christina Katz presents “The Writer’s Workout: Whip Your Literary Ambitions Into Shape”

Christina Katz

Next Meeting: Oct. 4, 2012

“The Writer’s Workout: Whip Your Literary Ambitions Into Shape”

Presented by Christina Katz

Learn about and explore the 5 workouts that will stretch your mind and inspire your bottom line. You’ll learn…

  • How to write better
  • How to pitch yourself better
  • How to find your specialties
  • How to grow your creative career over the years
  • Self-promotion strategies every writer must master

Bring paper or your laptop, and come ready to brainstorm!

Christina Katz is author of The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal, and Writer Mama. A “gentle taskmaster” over the past decade to hundreds, Christina’s students go from unpublished to published, build professional writing career skills, and increase their creative confidence over time.

Learn more at ChristinaKatz.com.

About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule
  • First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May (no meetings in the summer)
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
  • 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing
Cost

Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (Find it on Google Maps)

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New Mid-Valley Chapter Website

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Next meeting: Apr. 5: Elizabeth Lyon presents “Quick Fixes for Fantastic Fiction and Moving Memoir”

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Next meeting, Apr. 5: Elizabeth Lyon presents “Quick Fixes for Fantastic Fiction and Moving Memoir”

Elizabeth Lyon

Next Meeting: Apr. 5, 2012

“Quick Fixes for Fantastic Fiction and Moving Memoir”

Presented by Elizabeth Lyon

Many writers are surprised to learn that quick-fix techniques can produce amazing and instant improvements in style, structure, and characterization. While some revising requires elbow grease and agonizing hours, this short workshop focuses on maximum results for minimum effort.

Elizabeth Lyon, a freelance book editor, instructor and author, began her career in 1988, teaching dozens of writing and publishing classes and workshops through LCC’s Continuing Education. She led 3 critique groups of writers on a weekly basis in her Eugene home for 13 years. Mentored in editing skills by literary agent Natasha Kern from 1988 to 1993, Elizabeth then broadened her agent relationships, on behalf of her editing clients, to dozens more. By consulting with writers, editing their whole or partial books, queries, synopses, and proposals, she has participated in the publishing success of about 40 nonfiction books, a dozen novels and as many awards and contest winners.

Elizabeth is the author of Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit, A Writer’s Guide to Nonfiction, A Writer’s Guide to Fiction, and Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore. This book was featured in “The Writer” magazine as one of the “8 Great Writing Books of 2008,” and described as “perhaps the most comprehensive book on revising fiction.”

She lives in Springfield with rott-span-corgi-heel-x Gracie Allen and with brat cat Hunter.

Contact Elizabeth online at www.elizabethlyon.com.

About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule
  • First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May (no meetings in the summer)
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
  • 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing
Cost

Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (Find it on Google Maps)

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Attention Eugene Writers, Meeting Tonight

March Writers Meeting

See you tonight at Tsunami Books.. Author Sage Cohen presents “Top 10 Success Strategies for Writing More & Selling More”. Full Meeting Details

About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule
  • First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May (no meetings in the summer)
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
  • 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing
Cost

Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (Find it on Google Maps)

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Bestselling author Robert Dugoni gives full-day writing workshop in Medford Mar. 3

Attend a full day writing workshop with NYT bestselling author Robert Dugoni

Presented by Southern Oregon Willamette Writers

Don’t miss this acclaimed national seminar on fiction writing

Gain a nuts & bolts approach to writing the novel, from initial idea to final edit, from master writer and teacher Robert Dugoni. An engaging presenter and storyteller, Dugoni was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Willamette Writer’s Conference. Dugoni comes to Medford, Oregon, on Mar. 3 to give a one-day writing workshop that focuses on:

  • Story structure and development, including outlining
  • Maintaining and increasing suspense
  • Creating memorable characters, including dialogue techniques
  • Self-editing methods
  • Pitfalls to avoid that result in rejection or reader disappointment
  • Support to remove any obstacles in the path to publication
  • The writer’s life, including overcoming writer s block
  • Lecture, in-class writing, examples of Bob’s & other best-sellers

This workshop is for all writers who want to improve their writing and storytelling, from beginners to published novelists. Applicable to memoirists, too.

Details

  • When: Saturday, March 3, 9 am to 4 pm (book signing 4:15)
  • Where: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, Room 112R, 101 S Bartlett, Medford, OR (8th & Bartlett)
  • Cost: $70 (Special: $60 for WW members, $35-students)
  • Register: email soww77@gmail.com

About Robert Dugoni

Robert Dugoni is the author of Murder One, voted one of the best thrillers of 2011 by The Library Journal, and more novels in the critically acclaimed David Sloane series, as well as thrillers including Bodily Harm and The NYT bestseller, The Jury Master. The Providence Journal called him “the undisputed king of the legal thriller.” He lives in the Pacific Northwest and teaches the craft of writing throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Learn more at: www.robertdugoni.com

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Next meeting, Mar. 1: Sage Cohen presents “Top 10 Success Strategies for Writing More & Selling More”

Sage Cohen

Next Meeting: Mar. 1, 2012

“Top 10 Success Strategies for Writing More & Selling More”

Presented by Sage Cohen

Successful writers accomplish what they set out to do by living and writing in alignment with their aspirations. While no two writers are striving for exactly the same results, we all have the opportunity to put solid systems, strategies and attitudes in place to keep us moving toward what we value most.

The Productive Writer, by Sage CohenSage Cohen, author of The Productive Writer: Tips & Tools for Writing More, Stressing Less & Creating Success, will share the top 10 ways to exponentially increase the results and rewards of your writing life. No matter what your genre, level of experience or time limitations, you can put these strategies into practice today to start writing more and selling more.

You’ll come away with ideas, inspiration, and a large packet of planning tools to help you make the most of your writing life today and tomorrow.

Sage Cohen is the author of The Productive Writer: Tips and Tools for Writing More, Stressing Less and Creating Success and Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry, both from Writer’s Digest Books, and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. Her most recent articles about the writing life appear in Writer’s Market 2012 and Poet’s Market 2012.

Visit Sage at pathofpossibility.com.

About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule
  • First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May (no meetings in the summer)
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
  • 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing
Cost

Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (Find it on Google Maps)

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