-- October 8th is Mollie Hunt and Changing the World Through Fiction: Introducing altruism without using soapbox rhetoric (or putting your reader to sleep.)
Mollie is the author of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, a non-cat mystery, and a short cat-fantasy story. Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, and the Cat Writers’ Association. This year she won a CWA Muse Medallion for her blogpost series, “Life Stages”. Mollie lives in Portland with her husband and a varying number of cats.
Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Come with questions, a passion for writing, & something to take notes with. These workshops are free & open to the public.
-- November 12th Barb Herkert is discussing Crafting a Life: The Art of Writing Picture Book Biographies.
December and January we will be breaking for the holidays.
-- January 2016 Carolyn J. Rose on The Importance of Opinion, Attitude, and Style
-- February 2016 Kate Dyer-Seeley on How to Find an Agent
-- March 2016 Mary Elizabeth Summer on Diversity Matters: How to Write From the Other Perspective
-- April 2016 Cindy Brown on How to Be Funny on the Page (even if you're not in real life)
-- May 2016 Phoebe Rose on First Pages: Grounding the Reader, Strong Pacing and Killer Hooks
-- June 2016 Paula Stokes, Fonda Lee, Mary Elizabeth Summer and Jennifer Bosworth on a panel about writing.
-- July 2016 - Break
-- August 2016 Jane Elder Wulff on The Art of Interviewing: Listening for Story.
-- September 2016 Hannah Dennison on Taking the Mystery out of the Mystery: Jump-start your novel!
-- October 2016 Angela Sanders on Writing a Series: Five Things I Wish I’d Known
-- November 2016 Erik Wecks on Creating Authentic Characters
-- December 2016 Christine Fletcher on I Couldn't Put It Down! Using Conflict to Hook Your Readers.
-- January 2017 Dan Strawn and Researching for Historical Fiction--Pit falls and Strategies for New Writers.
-- February 2017 was Margaret Pinard and Don't Be Captain Obvious: How to Find and Deliver Essential Details for Setting
-- March 2017 - Kelly Garrett and Candace Robinson on Social Media 101: How to Build Your Online Presence as an Author.
-- April 2017 is Curtis Chen & he's going to talk about Give a Little, Take a Little, Let Your Heart Break a Little: The Story of Critiques.
-- May (7th) 2017 is Laurel Gale and How to Plot Your Novel: Outlines versus synopses, how to ask the right questions to develop an idea in to a full plot, and basic plot structure.
-- June 2017 is Sheryl Scarborough on The Art of the Details: Facts Vs. Flavor
-- July & August - Break
-- September 2017 - Roundtable Discussion
Any questions about attending can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org