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November “Four Minutes of Fame” is Coming Up!

Join Write On The River and your vibrant local writing community for a rousing evening of words and warmth on Thursday, November 19. We’re back with the latest installment of our always-popular “Four Minutes of Fame” events. Share writing of your own or just enjoy the writing of others in a friendly, social environment. The charmingly cozy and urbane Upper Eastside Coffee Company will be hosting us, so delightful drinks and toothsome treats will be available as well. Come one, come all…escape the gray chill of the fall and enjoy a literary evening with us! Socializing starts at 6:30, and readings will begin at 7:00. Write On The River Members are given first priority for reading slots (click here to Become a Member). If you’d like to read, please contact Susan at info@writeontheriver.org or call 509-293-9215.

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Upcoming Events. Posted on October 20, 2015.

Industry Roundup: 8/10/15-8/16/15

Welcome to the Industry Roundup, your weekly recap of vital writing and publishing news from around the web. The State of a Genre Title, 2015 by John Scalzi John Scalzi shares his hardcover, ebook and audio sales of Redshirts over the past eighteen month period and offers up advice based on his sales history.   Let’s Talk John Scalzi’s numbers by Rachel Aaron A blog post that takes John Scalzi’s article, including his numbers and breaks them down point by point.   Is “Out of Print” running Out of Time? By Futurebook Are publishers crafting out of print clauses that allow them to hold author’s copyrights forever?   Business Musings: What Traditional Publishing Says It Does Best by Kristine Kathryn Rusch A look at the changing landscape of publishing and the freedom authors now enjoy.   The Rise of Phone Reading by the Wall Street Journal Many industry professionals believe

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Conference News. Posted on August 17, 2015.

September Workshop: “Keys to Killer Storytelling!”

Whether you’re a writer of fiction or memoir, the ability to tell a compelling story that connects with your readers is everything. Join popular speaker, author and editor Ray Rhamey for this essential Write On The River Workshop. “Keys to Killer Storytelling“, A Write On The River Workshop Featuring Author and Editor Ray Rhamey Saturday, Sept 26th, 9am – 12noon Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchi Hall, Room #2106 What to expect? The morning will be casual and fun, with three 50-minute sessions: Part 1: The Key to Creating a Page-turner You’ll examine the single most important element for driving a compelling narrative and how it operates to create tension in the story . . . and the reader. Ray takes you through the elements you can use to craft a first page that readers want to turn, including a look at opening in media res. Part 2: Experiential Description Experiential description

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Upcoming Events. Posted on August 16, 2015.

Keys to Killer Storytelling! Join popular author and editor, Ray Rhamey, for this essential Write on the River workshop! The morning will be casual and fun, with three 50-minute sessions: The Key to Creating a Page Turner, Experiential Description, and Dynamic Dialogue. for members, for non-members. Join us Saturday, September 26th from 9am to Noon, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchi Hall, Room #2106. Click to register!

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Conference News. Posted on August 12, 2015.