– THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN SNOWED OUT. WE WILL RE-GATHER ON FEB. 22 –
Looking forward to teaming up with the talented and hilarious April Henry and Bill Cameron on
Saturday, Feb. 8, for a writing workshop that is guaranteed to lead all participants astray.
Or maybe not. Bill and April are terrific writers, and they are great at taking “common knowledge” about this craft and giving it a new and creative spin. This class is guaranteed to be valuable for everyone interested in trying their hand at long-form writing.
Bill’s topic is character.
April takes a look at plot.
And I talk about writing tricks to get into the flow and to reach the words, “The End.”
The day-long workshop takes place in West Linn (sign up to get an address) and costs $95 for Willamette Writer members and $131 for non-members. We need the money for bus fare, honest. We promise not to blow it on meth. Come on; we’re mystery writers. When have we ever lied to you?
Very excited to head back to my favorite stomping grounds on Tuesday, to speak to Willamette Writers.
This group has been helping writers and fans of writing forever! If you have an interest in the written word, you owe it to yourself to learn more about Willamette Writers.
I’ll be speaking at 6:30 p,m.at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Which, not for nothing, is a really cool building on the Historic Registry and worth visiting, even if I wasn’t there being all pontifical and such.
The topics will include my current novel, ICE COLD KILL, and the upcoming 2014 thriller, GUN METAL HEART. I also will be talking about how writers can get to “The End” — those all-important and sometimes hard-to-find words. “Traction” is the secret ingredient in writing a first draft, and I’ll share some tips.
You gotta come hear this. I swear, I’ll be less dull than anticipated. I’ll even swear occasionally. Cynthia Whitcomb does it all the time. C’mon. You know you want to.
After years of thrilling us in the fictional courtroom, Portland’s own Phillip Margolin changes tack. In WORTHY BROWN’S DAUGHTER, Phil takes us to Oregon in 1860, for a tale of slavery and murder.
Phil is one of Portland’s greatest storytellers. Ever since he burst on the mystery/thriller scene with GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN in 1993, he’s been churning out the bestsellers at a torrid clip. He switched it up in 2011, co-writing a Young Adult mystery, VANISHING ACT, with his daughter, Amy Margolin Rome. Now comes WORTHY BROWN, Phil’s first historical novel and a book that he’s been thinking about for close to 30 years.
Phil launched the book Tuesday night at the Oregon Historical Society, where he did much of the research for the story. Several more signings are on his calendar. Check it out.