Posts tagged "bewriting"
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 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 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 »
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.

Free August Workshop at Springfield Library!

Six Steps to Successful Self-Publishing Patricia Marshall, owner of Luminare Press in Eugene, will share take you through the self-publishing process to make your book a success! She’ll lead an informative discussion that will cover publishing, book design, book distribution and more. Bring your questions! Monday, August 14, 5:30-7:30 pm Springfield Library, 225 5th Street ... Continue Reading »
New Speaker Series: Reading Like a Writer!

New Speaker Series: Reading Like a Writer!

Reading Like a Writer It’s Wine on Wednesday with a twist! We’re moving to the beautiful Shelton McMurphey Johnson House with an inspiring new speaker series.
Dialogue Dos and Don'ts

Dialogue Dos and Don’ts

University of Oregon MFA candidates, Nicky Gonzalez and Ndinda Kioko, talked about what dialogue should be doing and shared tips and tricks to help identify when it isn’t working and how to fix it. “You Talkin’ To Me?” Dialogue Dos and Don’ts By M. K. Martin What is dialogue? On the surface, it’s simply two ... Continue Reading »

Free May Workshop at Springfield Library!

Show and Tell: Make Body Language Work for Your Story Most writers are familiar with the mantra, “Show, don’t tell.” Seems easy, right? But how to show a character is angry, happy, confused, in love without telling the reader? In face to face conversations, we rely heavily on body language to understand the speaker’s true ... Continue Reading »
Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

NEW! Half-Day Nonfiction Workshop In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world. This workshop will walk you through three genres–literary essay, profile, and social commentary–and look at how professional writers empower those from marginalized communities by showcasing their ... Continue Reading »
Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations, Young Writers! Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Young Writers Fiction Contest!
Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

We are thrilled that so many talented young writers entered our fiction contest. Come meet our winners! When: Friday, March 3 at 5 PM Where: Red Wagon Creamery