Writing Scenes that Show Don't Tell

Writing Scenes that Show Don’t Tell

Ready to do some scene writing? Join author Linda Clare for this free library workshop and Write Scenes that Show Don’t Tell. 
Winter Warmup Series

Winter Warmup Series

Just starting out with writing and not sure what you want to write? Looking for some variety in your writing repertoire?  Join us for the Winter Warmup Series. Take one, two, or take them all! From romance writing to noir writing to memoir, we’ve got a class for everyone.
January Springfield Library Workshop: So You Want to Write a Memoir

January Springfield Library Workshop: So You Want to Write a Memoir

Ready to write your memoir? Join author Bronwynn Dean for this memoir writing workshop at the Springfield Public Library on January 14!
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Write deeper, write faster, write better. Discover how readers internalize story in heart and mind with Eric Witchey’s Fiction Fluency Seminars. Register now!
Doing More For You--From Our New Office!

Doing More For You–From Our New Office!

Woop woop! We’re excited! We’ve found what will be a wonderful new home for Lane County’s literary hub. And it’s much more than an office. It’s an opportunity.
Build a World, Write Stories In It with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Build a World, Write Stories In It with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Explore worlds of your own creation, where you make all the rules and direct fate in this six-week workshop with Nina Kiriki Hoffman.
Fiction Fantastic 2019 - Young Writers Contest

Fiction Fantastic 2019 – Young Writers Contest

Are you ready to write your own adventure? Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest is now open!
2018 YWC Story Sparks

2018 YWC Story Sparks

Young writers, are you looking for some inspiration for the 2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest? Check out our Story Sparks to get the fire started with your narrative tale! Teachers, want some resources to inspire your students for the contest and beyond? See accompanying worksheets and prompt slides for each Story Spark. Have an ... Continue Reading »
Literary Mixer @Sam Bond's Brewing

Literary Mixer @Sam Bond’s Brewing

Join us February 20, 2018 at Sam Bond’s Brewing (the Foundry) for a Literary Mixer. Have a beer, connect with other writers, and shoot the literary breeze. For every pint purchased from 6-10 PM, $1 will be graciously donated by Sam Bond’s to Wordcrafters in Eugene to support our community education programs. This event is ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Take a deep dive into the development of character psychology, sociology, and physiology; then learn to translate these abstract concepts into concrete character behavior and narrative on the page. You will walk away with a deeper sense of how character perceptions, behaviors, and dialog cause the reader to feel the nature of a character and ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Eric Witchey!

Free Library Workshop with Eric Witchey!

Make ’em Laugh; Make ’em Cry: Emotion-driven Fiction Whether long or short, every good story’s success hinges on its ability to evoke emotion in the reader. Of course, if the reader is to feel because of the story, the characters in the story must demonstrate their emotions. Award winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey ... Continue Reading »
Wordcrafters Day 12 - A "Sense" of Urgency

Wordcrafters Day 12 – A “Sense” of Urgency

For the twelfth day of Wordcraftmas, WITS Coordinator and Eugene Poetry Slam maven, Jorah LaFleur shares on using the five senses in your writing with short timed activities. We hope it inspires you! About Jorah LaFleur: Jorah is a writer/performer who performs on stage as a spoken word poet, actor, emcee, ceremonial officiant, and workshop facilitator. She has been ... Continue Reading »
Wordcrafters Day 11 - Double Trouble: Put Your Setting to Work

Wordcrafters Day 11 – Double Trouble: Put Your Setting to Work

You’ve got strong characters having knock-down, drag-out arguments in exotic locals, while a pack of lions lurks just outside of camp, yet it feels like your scenes are a little…one-dimensional. An instant fix is to have more than one kind of conflict going on at a time. Have characters arguing during the exciting car chase; ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 10 - Writing Voodoo: Themes, Symbols and Metaphors

Wordcraftmas Day 10 – Writing Voodoo: Themes, Symbols and Metaphors

When we craft stories, essays or memoir, the “deeper” elements are the last thing on our minds. At least they should be. Concentrate on getting the story down, however rough around the edges. My opinion is that if you write the story deeply and honestly, the metaphors, themes, symbols (all that Voodoo subtext stuff!) will ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 9 - A Bubble off Plumb

Wordcraftmas Day 9 – A Bubble off Plumb

All right, intrepid writerati – riddle me this: How come stage actors and TV/movie people always have to put makeup on, even when they’re not supposed to look like anybody but themselves? Exhibit A: Carson Daly, borrowed from this article If you said “well, because those stage lights make them look extra washed-out and plain, ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Wordcrafters in Eugene is excited to present this unique fiction seminar series with award-winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey.
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 »