Monday, December 9, 2013

Willamette Writers Hosts Workshop by Eric Witchey January 10-12, PDX

Power Writing:

Write Emotionally Powerful Short Stories

Eric M. Witchey

Whether writing scenes, flash, or short fiction to teach yourself techniques for use in larger works, to develop your portfolio, to have fun, or to get some extra money so you can attend conferences to sell your novels, this seminar will demonstrate several story forms and how to use emotion-driven characters to hook your readers and leave an indelible mark on their hearts.

This three-day seminar includes hands-on experience with powerful tools you will be able to use in all your creative writing. Some writers may even walk away with a short story they can put in the mail.

January 10th, 6:00 - 8:00

January 11th, 6:00 - 8:00

January 12th, 9:30 - 3:30 (one hour lunch, on your own)

WW members - $165

Non members - $201 (includes membership in WW)

Workshop held at the Willamette Writers Cynthia Whitcomb House, 2108 Buck St, West Linn, Oregon, 97068.

You can register for this class by mailing a check to Willamette Writers, calling 503-305-6729 and registering over the phone, or by paying with a credit card.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Authors Road Interviews George R.R. Martin

As we’ve traveled the country talking with writers and experts on authors, we’ve come to understand that this remarkable group is first and foremost storytellers. Since earliest times, these are the people in our cave-clans, tribes, castes and social circles who have that special gift to enrapture, instruct and inspire us with tales of myth, truth, daring and insight.

George R.R. Martin is one of the world’s modern storytellers who has for years spun his legends and kept us watching, listening, and reading. He has been telling fantastical tales since he was a child, and his genres are most often fantasy, horror, and science fiction. His mediums have included comic books, short stories, bestselling novels, and episodic as well as epic television programs and series starting with Twilight Zone and continuing to the current HBO blockbuster series, Game of Thrones. And his art has been acknowledged with bestselling worldwide sales, and numerous awards, including his selection in the 2011 Time 100, those people the magazine named as the most influential people in the world.

This last summer we had the great fortune to visit Martin at his writing studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We filmed our interview with him in an elegant room with two walls filled with dioramas of miniatures engaged in medieval war, science fiction disasters, and flights of fancy – a fitting backdrop for our talk.

We are so very pleased and proud to share with you our interview with our 38th writer, George R.R. Martin.

And more:

Recently the tables were turned on us as we were the subject of two media interviews. If you’re interested in hearing us, or reading more about us, please check out the following:

On Oregon Public Radio’s, Think Out Loud:

And in a Portland Tribune newspaper, Boom:

And last, to one and all: Thanks for your continued support and encouragement, and our fondest wishes to all for a Most Happy New Year.

George, Salli & Ella

Next Up: Bestselling author and writing professor,

Pam Houston

Thanks for . . .

. . . joining us . . .

. . . on the road!

Authors Road