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Writing as Resistance

April 29, 1:30-5:30 Multnomah Village, Portland, Oregon Is the daily assault of politics and world news interfering with your peace of mind? Are you searching for ways to make a difference? Explore  strategies for talking back to the noise, find some quiet within, and propel your concerns onto the page. Because some times especially call […]

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Join me Tuesday, April 4 Willamette Writers Monthly meeting at The Old Church

Why Characters Do What They Do Motivation, goals, and stakes drive fictional characters to act, take risks, and get into heaps of  trouble. And then more trouble.  These devices also reveal and distinguish characters, propel character growth, and create drama and conflict because opposition will interfere. Motivation stems from a potent brew of a character’s […]

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Inner Logic

Does this happen to you? You’re reading along in a novel written by one of your favorite authors and you feel yourself somehow slipping out of the story. Or, you’re stopped, puzzled or bothered by an action or dialogue exchange that just doesn’t feel right. As if it doesn’t belong in a story or the […]

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From Idea to Story workshop on May 3

In case you missed it, I have a fabulous, practical, get-it-done workshop coming up. We’re going to brainstorm, problem solve a lot. Hate to use buzz words, but the truth is, authors who attended this workshop have gone on to publish their books. And it’s in Manzanita, Oregon. If you’ve never spent time in lovely […]

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Making it in Changing Times one day conference on January 25

Writers, mark your calendars for a truly remarkable conference. Unlike most writers’ conferences, you need not block out a week, merely a day, and that’s January 25th, 2014, when Making It in Changing Times Mini-Conference for Writers comes to Portland, Oregon. Learn practical valuable information that you can immediately put to use in your writing […]

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There are still spaces available for The Anchor Scenes Workshop

Deep Fiction: The Anchor Scenes October 12, 2013 9:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tabor Space 5441 S.E. Belmont, the Library Portland, OR The task of a novelist or memoirist is to tell a story so riveting that it will hold a reader’s attention for hundreds of pages. This requires intimate knowledge of the characters, their inner […]

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Claim Your Story Writing Conference

Claim Your Story Writing Conference Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon October 19, 9-5 Whether you write fiction, essays, or memoir, there is an art to stringing together words to elicit an emotional response from your readers. The first annual Claim Your Story Writers Conference, October 19th at the Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland, centers around […]

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