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!
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.
NaNoWriMo Parallel Play with Sarina Dorie

NaNoWriMo Parallel Play with Sarina Dorie

  Join local author Sarina Dorie for Parallel Play NaNoWriMo Write-In at the Wordcrafters Workshops. Whether you’re working on a brand new novel or kneed deep in revision, you’re welcome to write with us. Bring your favorite snack to share and something to write with. Space is limited to seven writers. You must register in advance ... Continue Reading »

2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest Now Open!

Tell Us Your Story! Whatever your story is, we want to read it! Submit it to the 2018 Young Writers Short Fiction Contest!
Book and a Beer

Book and a Beer

  Do you love books? Do you love beer? Celebrate #givingtuesday with Wordcrafters in Eugene and Falling Sky Brewery at our Book and a Beer event.