Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Creating Plots for Page Turners" Robert Dugoni May 17th, 2014 - DoubleTree at Lloyd Center

To celebrate our new venue and the opening of registration for the 2014 Willamette Writers Conference, Willamette Writers has invited best-selling author, speaker, teacher, (and all-around awesome guy), Robert Dugoni, to speak with the membership and share his knowledge of developing plot and creating a story that compels the reader.

From initial query letter to published novel, the writer must convey that she understands classic story structure. Bob will teach the fundamental relationship between good stories and journeys and use in-class exercises and assignments to help participants better understand story structure. PDF copy of the workshop description.

Evaluate your novel’s plot.
Make educated choices on your opening chapter.
Make critical judgments on your book’s often unwieldy middle.
Ensure your book’s ending brings into collision the forces you’ve set in motion that will deliver an emotionally satisfying conclusion.

1:15 – 2:00 pm Come for the member meeting and listen - then stick around for the workshop and learn!
2:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop “Creating Plots for Page Turners”
5:30 – 6:30 pm If you attend the workshop you can buy a $20 raffle ticket for the opportunity to spend an hour in conversation after the workshop with Bob and two other lucky winners.

The workshop is held at the DoubleTree at Lloyd Center, which is at 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232.

The general meeting is free for Willamette Writers members. Guests are $10.

The workshop is available to current Willamette Writers members for $50. Non-members are welcome to register for the workshop but will incur an additional fee of $36 for a one-year membership; students are $18 and a family membership is $54.

You can register for this class by mailing a check (with May Dugoni Workshop in the memo line) to: Willamette Writers' Cynthia Whitcomb House
2108 Buck Street
West Linn, OR 97068

You may also call 503-305-6729 and register over the phone, or pay with a credit card by calling the WW office.