Writing a Dynamic Paragraph -- and Beyond! with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Writing a Dynamic Paragraph — and Beyond! with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Come write dynamic first paragraphs with Nina Kiriki Hoffman at this free library workshop, November 19!
NaNo Your WriMo with Wordcrafters!

NaNo Your WriMo with Wordcrafters!

Dust off those novel plans, writers! Get out those note cards! It’s time to finish that novel you’ve been dreaming about and we’re here to help!
Ace Your App with Wordcrafters in Eugene!

Ace Your App with Wordcrafters in Eugene!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ACE YOUR APP! Need help with your college entrance essay? Gain confidence and clarity in your writing with free one-on-one mentoring from professional writers and writing experts.
Plot Your Novel for NaNoWriMo with Wordcrafters in Eugene

Plot Your Novel for NaNoWriMo with Wordcrafters in Eugene

Plot Your Novel for NaNoWriMo with Wordcrafters in Eugene Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this fast-paced plotting mashup gives you more than a mere outline.
Beginning to Intermediate Memoir with Bronwynn Dean

Beginning to Intermediate Memoir with Bronwynn Dean

Write your story. Begins Thursday,  10/18!
Enter the Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway!

Enter the Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway!

We are getting excited for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Story Weekend just around the corner! This week we are giving away one shared room tuition for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Weekend as well as three book bundles that include a copy of February’s Reading Like a Writer novel (Red Rising by Pierce Brown) and March’s Reading Like a Writer novel ... Continue Reading »
Science Fiction Fantasy Story Weekend 2018

Science Fiction Fantasy Story Weekend 2018

Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend April 13-15, 2018 (SOLD OUT) Gather together with fourteen other writers in a beautiful riverfront resort for a weekend of science fiction and fantasy writing. From high fantasy sword and sorcery, to the dark realms of Twilight Zone-ish work, to elves, gnomes, and trolls of all imagination, each participant will write ... Continue Reading »
Nonprofit High School

Nonprofit High School

We are excited to announce that Wordcrafters in Eugene will be a participating nonprofit in the Nonprofit High School Program. WHAT IS NONPROFIT HIGH SCHOOL? NONPROFIT HIGH SCHOOL is not a high school! It’s a collaborative internship program created by four different nonprofit organizations in Lane County: The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House; the Lane County History Museum; Adventure! Children’s ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Eric Witchey

Interview with Eric Witchey

We had so much fun talking with Eric about many things, but especially about his new novel Bull’s Labyrinth. (Eric reads the whole first chapter—so, so good!) Eric Witchey has sold more than a hundred short stories in many genres to publications like Clarkesworld, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, and many others. He has ... Continue Reading »
March Reading Like a Writer with Sarina Dorie

March Reading Like a Writer with Sarina Dorie

On March 21, join Sarina Dorie as she discusses The Magicians by Lev Grossman for the March Reading Like a Writer!
Young Writers - Submit Your Work for the 2018 WITS Anthology

Young Writers – Submit Your Work for the 2018 WITS Anthology

 Young writers! Submit to the 2018 WITS Anthology. Submission window is March 1-August 15!
Fiction Fluency Seminar 2: Character Lives, Desires, and Conflicts

Fiction Fluency Seminar 2: Character Lives, Desires, and Conflicts

  Learn to develop clear character agendas for all characters on and off stage. Discover the importance of backstory and how to use it ever, ever so sparingly. Finally, explore and practice various types of conflict and how to present them alone and simultaneously to keep the reader up all night reading. Mr. Witchey’s often ... Continue Reading »

Write Your Own Mystery! Writing Workshops for Young Writers

A Creative Writing Workshop Inspired by Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead” Come write a “Whodunit” mystery story with Wordcrafters in Eugene and a Eugene Symphony musician!
Interview with Bill Cameron

Interview with Bill Cameron

We had the great privilege of talking to mystery writer Bill Cameron about his new young adult mystery thriller Property of the State (and we get to hear Bill read for us!). Bill Cameron is the author of the Skin Kadash mysteries: County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke, and Lost Dog. His stories have appeared ... Continue Reading »
OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

Students ages 14-20, we welcome you to compete in our student poetry slam!
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 6 click here. M.K. Martin: Editing – For some writers editing can range from daunting to boring. What can writers learn from self-editing that paying a professional ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 5 click here. M.K. Martin: Many writers are very resistant to plotting, planning, etc. preferring to fling themselves into the stream of inspiration and hope for the ... Continue Reading »