Posts tagged "craft talk"
August Reading Like a Writer with Danuta Pfeiffer

August Reading Like a Writer with Danuta Pfeiffer

Join Danuta Pfeiffer August 15 as she discusses The Davinci Code by Dan Brown
July Reading Like a Writer with John Reed

July Reading Like a Writer with John Reed

Join John Reed on July 18 as he discusses The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald When: July 18 – from 7:00-9:00 pm > Free and open to the public (suggested donation $5) > Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol) Where: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette ... Continue Reading »
June Reading Like a Writer with Valerie Brooks

June Reading Like a Writer with Valerie Brooks

Join Valerie Brooks  on June 20 as she discusses The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

Join Cai Emmons on May 16  as she discusses Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
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 »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

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 4 click here.   M.K. Martin: Often stories, especially short stories, are rejected because they fall apart at the climax or shortly thereafter (For more on this, ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 4

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 4

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 3 click here M.K. Martin: What’s your favorite scene someone else wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Again, hard question. Too many scenes and not enough time. ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

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 2 click here. M.K. Martin: What is your favorite scene that you wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Wow… I have no idea. Of the many thousands ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

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 1 click here.  M.K Martin: How do you use character(s) to drive the story? Eric Witchey: This is a hard question. I hear two questions. ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 1

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 1

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. M.K. Martin: Several of the Fiction Fluency Seminars,  for example “Characters are what they do” and “Character lives, desires, & conflict” focus on the character. Why is character ... 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 »