Wordherders Monthly Meeting

Program: Introductions Your Great News: Who queried? Got accepted? Published? Signed with an Agent? Discussion: Installing PrintFriendly extension on your browser https://www.printfriendly.com/extensions/chrome Note tabs for browsers other than Chrome Discussion: How Not to Open a Short Story; Darin Ramsey Discussion: In Which Steve Lays Bare His Soul and Shares Editor Comments with Us; Steve Wallenfels (Maybe Maureen too? I can’t find my notes from the June meeting.) Discussion:  How to Find and Work with Beta… Read More

Wordherders Monthly Meeting

Program: Introductions. Your Great News: Who queried / got accepted / published / agented / produced last month? Discussion: Surviving Nearly There Discussion: Surviving Nearly There Listening to Podcasts Story Grid Podcast – the ins and outs of what makes a story great. Wooden Overcoats – humor; one publishing-related episode, “Random Mouse” Discussion: How Not to Open a Short Story; Darin Ramsey Discussion: Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling Discussion:… Read More

Wordherders Monthly Meeting

The Wordherders meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. See you all January 9!   Agenda for December 12, 2016 *** Richland Public Library Conference Room A *** Program: Introductions (as needed). Your Great News: Who queried / got accepted / published / agented last month? Discussion: Amazon Worlds, DeeAnna Galbraith Discussion: Where Story Begins – Premise, by Michael Tabb Discussion: Posting News and Events to the Wordherders site, Barbara Seiders Questions: Your writing projects,… Read More

Wordherders Monthly Meeting

Agenda for November 14, 2016 *** Richland Public Library Conference Room A *** Program: Introductions (as needed). Your Great News: Who queried / got accepted / published / agented last month? Discussion: How’s NaNoWriMo Going? Discussion: Kim Kessler, Tri Writers Discussion: Where Story Begins – Premise, by Michael Tabb Discussion: 25 Things to Know About Writing the First Chapter of Your Novel, by Chuck Wendig Questions: Your writing projects, successes, questions and/or lessons learned? Announcements: Upcoming… Read More

Wordherders Monthly Meeting

Agenda for October 10, 2016 *** Richland Public Library Conference Room A *** Program: Introductions (as needed). Your Great News: Who queried / got accepted / published / agented last month? Discussion: The Drama Triangle; Drama Triangle Figure; Stop the Drama (Betsy Dickinson) Discussion: Grief (Donna Underwood) Discussion: 2016 Rivers of Ink Conference Questions: Your writing projects, successes, questions and/or lessons learned? Announcements: Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops: Next Meeting:  Monday, November 14, 2016; Richland Public Library… Read More

Indie Author Day

Wordherder Darin Ramsey has discovered that October 8 is Indie Author Day! From the Indie Author Day webpage: During the Inaugural Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital gathering at 2 pm Eastern… Read More

Rivers of Ink

From the webpage: Welcome to Rivers of Ink, the Mid-Columbia’s only professional writers’ conference. We are pleased to announce that Rivers of Ink has transitioned into a full two-day writers conference featuring opportunities and workshops in Honing your Craft, Publishing & Marketing, and Genre Specific. Join us October 7-8, 2016 for this exciting event. Gain knowledge. Network with local authors. Meet publishing professionals. It’s all right here at Rivers of Ink!

Wordherders Monthly Meeting

Agenda for September 12, 2016 *** Richland Public Library STEAM Space *** Program: Introductions (as needed). Your Great News: Who queried / got accepted / published / agented last month? Discussion: Insights into Advanced Fiction Structure (DeeAnna Galbraith) Discussion: There is No Safe Space (Maureen McQuerry) Discussion: Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year (Steve Wallenfels) Discussion: Where to Meet?! Questions: Your writing projects, successes, questions and/or lessons learned? Announcements: Feedback… Read More

Indie Author Day, October 8

Thanks to Wordherder Darin Ramsey who discovered that October 8 is Indie Author Day! From the Indie Author Day webpage: During the Inaugural Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital gathering at 2 pm… Read More

Wordherders Monthly Meeting

Program: Introductions. Your Great News: Who queried / got accepted / published / agented / produced last month? Discussion: How Parallel Narrative Multiplies Your Story Choices Discussion: The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 1: Why Should Authors Care? Discussion: The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 2: The Hook Discussion: The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act Announcements: Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops: Willamette Writers:  August 12 – 14, 2016 in Portland, OR.   http://willamettewriters.org… Read More