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.
October Reading Like a Writer with Gina Ochsner

October Reading Like a Writer with Gina Ochsner

Join Gina Oschner as she discusses Tinkers by Paul Harding for October installment of Reading Like a Writer!
Advice from a Worldbuilding Junkie (& It’s Not About the Maps) with Fonda Lee

Advice from a Worldbuilding Junkie (& It’s Not About the Maps) with Fonda Lee

We’re kicking off Behind the Book: Fight or Flight and we want you to be there. Come party with us Friday, October 12 for this keynote & cocktail reception.
Beginning to Intermediate Memoir with Bronwynn Dean

Beginning to Intermediate Memoir with Bronwynn Dean

Write your story. Begins Thursday,  10/18!
Your Own Hero's Journey with Bronwynn Dean

Your Own Hero’s Journey with Bronwynn Dean

Record your own epic story through this guided class. Begins Tuesday,  10/16!
Behind the Book 2018: Fight or Flight

Behind the Book 2018: Fight or Flight

Join authors Fonda Lee, Stephanie Kuehn, J.C. Geiger, and Bill Cameron for our 2018 Conference, Behind the Book: Fight or Flight. Registration now open!
Register for Winter Classes

Register for Winter Classes

  Make your winter a writerly one. Whether you are a novice or veteran writer, our winter classes with help you grow in your writing. Join us!
Wordcraftmas Day 8 - Listen To Your Story

Wordcraftmas Day 8 – Listen To Your Story

  Last year I wrote a 70,000 word novel that I fell in love with. I loved the high concept, the world, and most of all, the characters. When I wrote the last sentence mid-December, I felt triumphant. Armed with feedback from trusted critique partners, I knew what I had to do to make my ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 7 - Life is a Practice

Wordcraftmas Day 7 – Life is a Practice

For the seventh day of Wordcraftmas, Michael Michel shares brief exploration of mindsets that form our practices around the things we love, which then inform the results we produce. We hope it inspires you! About Michael Michel: Michael helps people go for what they’re passionate about. He has worked with clients across America to cultivate ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 6 - Rounding Out Characters Through Social Status

Wordcraftmas Day 6 – Rounding Out Characters Through Social Status

Flatman and Ribbon may work well as characters in a kid’s joke (think superheroes, steamroller…), but reader-grabbing prose calls for multi-dimensional characters. One often overlooked way to develop more interesting characters is by showing how social status affects feelings, thoughts, and behavior. In real life, an individual’s status is fluid, shifting according to specific relationships. ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 5 - Shattering Moments

Wordcraftmas Day 5 – Shattering Moments

Do you have a moment in your life that changed you forever?  When the doctor started with, “I’m sorry to tell you…” When you saw the plus sign on the pregnancy test… When your best friend realized you lied. Now let me ask you, does your character have a moment like that? Short stories center ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 4: The Unexpected Skill

Wordcraftmas Day 4: The Unexpected Skill

As you develop your main characters, you’ll probably put a lot of effort into working out the skills they require, whether it’s a spy’s tradecraft, the roping and horsemanship of a rodeo rider, the knowledge of ingredients a pastry chef requires, the facility with numbers and reading trends of a stock broker, and so forth. ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 3: The #1 Mistake Authors Make (That Has Nothing To Do With Their Writing)

Wordcraftmas Day 3: The #1 Mistake Authors Make (That Has Nothing To Do With Their Writing)

After working in the marketing industry for over a decade, and with authors for the last five years, I’ve picked up a few things behind the scenes. One of those things I’ve learned is the importance of treating your writing like a business, and you’re the brand. Your book is the product, the widget, but ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 2: Trust Me, I'm an Editor

Wordcraftmas Day 2: Trust Me, I’m an Editor

“Silence your inner editor!” First draft – you’re bouncing from the highs of inspiration to the depths writer’s block and back. The last thing you need is the nagging voice of self-doubt reminding you that your character has smiled seventeen times on this page alone or that the passive voice is being used by you. ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 1: Three Keys to Successful Self Publishing

Wordcraftmas Day 1: Three Keys to Successful Self Publishing

Whether your dream is to print on demand, produce a beautiful e-book, or both, self-publishing is a fantastic way to get your work out into the world. Here are three basic keys to successful self-publishing: Understand and conform to self-publishing standards and reader expectations. Print on Demand books are published from files the author or ... Continue Reading »
The Twelve Days of Wordcraftmas

The Twelve Days of Wordcraftmas

This holiday season join Wordcrafters in Eugene for The Twelve Days of Wordcraftmas.
January Reading Like a Writer with Michael Copperman

January Reading Like a Writer with Michael Copperman

Join us January 17, 2018 for Reading Like a Writer with author Michael Copperman as he discusses  Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro
Free December Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free December Workshop at Springfield Library!

After NaNoWriMo: Now What? You wrote a novel in 30 days! Hooray! Bring that gem in the rough to the library and we’ll dive in to revision strategies to help you shape it into something truly beautiful. We’ll also talk about strategies to keep writing through the year.