Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

From Idea to Story workshop on November 8

     November 8, 9-4:30      Tabor Space, Portland,           Oregon         Writers have long grappled with the problem of taking a flash of inspiration through the marathon process of completing a finished work. That flash is your premise. But a premise on its own is flimsy, […]

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Quick Note:

If you have not received the latest issue of The Writing Life newsletter, please contact me. My fall schedule will be available on September 3, and registration is now open for the Claim Your Story Conference in Ashland, Oregon on October 4. Fabulous line up of workshops! Keynote speaker is Melissa Hart talking about writing […]

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Reminder: Deadline to register for Summer in Words lodging is May 19

Jay and I just spent a weekend at the Hallmark Inn at Cannon Beach. We chose the Hallmark for the weekend and as the location for the Summer in Word conference because it offers beautiful, comfortable rooms overlooking Haystack Rock and the ever-changing Pacific. On Friday night we watched the sun drift downward in ever-changing […]

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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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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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