Write on the River August Membership Meeting

Wordherders’ member, Donelle Knudsen, will be one of six published authors speaking at Write on the River’s August membership meeting. It will take place August 20th in the Wenatchee Public Library’s auditorium from 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. with questions/answers/socializing until 1:00 p.m.

Congratulations, Darin Ramsey on “Dear Future Customer”!

Congratulations to Darin Ramsey who sold a story! Mothership Zeta bought his flash story “Dear Future Customer” for the October issue. Check it out!

Book Release: The Defect

Congratulations to new Wordherder and new author, Jeff Bailey, on the June 9th release of his first novel, The Defect. Check it out!

The Defect

The Defect is the first novel by new author Jeff Bailey, released by Deer Hawk Publications on June 10, 2016. About the book, from Amazon: Terrorists have infiltrated the staff of the Desert Canyons nuclear power station. They want to melt it down and spread radioactive waste all over Southern California. Think it can’t happen today? Think again. At two in the morning in 2013, an unknown hooded person infiltrated a nuclear power… Read More

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 1: Why Should Authors Care? by K.M. Weiland

From:  http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/secrets-of-story-structure-pt-1-why What’s the single most overlooked, misunderstood—and yet most important—part of storytelling? If you cheated and looked at the title, you already know the answer is structure. Most uninitiated writers have two different reactions to the idea of story structure. Either they think it’s great, but too mystical and lofty to be understood by common mortals, or they think it’s formulaic hooey that will sap the art right out of their… Read More

3 Smart Tips for Structuring Powerful Scenes, by Rachel Starr Thomson

From:   http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/structuring-powerful-scenes It’s common wisdom that in structuring powerful scenes, we should open in media res—that is, while something is happening. And it’s generally best to bow out while things are still happening: close the dinner conversation with the last line of dialogue, not after everyone has fallen silent, gotten up from the table, washed the dishes, and gone to bed. But once we get into a scene, what do we do… Read More