Posts tagged "Springfield Library"
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.
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character Alive  Whenever your character acts, speaks, thinks, or feels, readers gain valuable info into the character’s motives, wants, and needs. We’ll concentrate on scene writing to take the character you’ve built and send them out into the fictional world. There, they can interact with others, speak, act, think, and feel—just like a real ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s Point of View  Point of View (POV) in fiction can be tricky. This workshop helps you learn how to be consistent in POV, how to switch POV, and how to decide which of your characters will tell your story. We’ll use role playing and exercises to learn the meaning of terms such as ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s Inner World  A writer must know the Main Character’s inner motivations, attitudes, and desires. We’ll write letters from your character to you to help guide you into your character’s inner world, where personality traits, shortcomings, and quirks help create a memorable fictional character. Learn your character’s most burning passions, back story, and most ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s World  Get to know your fictional character and the world they live in. Whether you love to write contemporary, historical, fantasy or sci-fi, your character is the centerpiece of any story. Linda shows you tips for researching, assembling a unique character from a blend of real-life persons, and how to describe and introduce ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Thriller writer and master teacher John Reed will lead a three-month series of writing workshops at Springfield Library!
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 »
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.
Come Write In for NaNoWriMo!

Come Write In for NaNoWriMo!

Want to write a novel in a month? Join Wordcrafters in Eugene for NaNoWriMo and Come Write In at the Springfield Public Library.
Free October Workshop at the Springfield Library!

Free October Workshop at the Springfield Library!

WHAT A CHARACTER Bringing realistic characters to life on the page is one of the most challenging—and rewarding—things you can do as a fiction writer. Flat, stock characters bore readers, while complex, flawed, and not-always-predictable ones intrigue. We will discuss traits that make people (and other members of the cast) interesting and explore a range ... Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »