Claim Your Story

Writing Conference, Ashland, Oregon

Midge Raymond to teach at Claim Your Story

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MidgeRaymond-photoOur day is going to begin with a  writing prompt and then Midge Raymond will teach the first workshop. I’m so looking forward to it because I’m always juggling multiple projects and deadlines.

Everyday Writing: Making Time for Creativity Busy writers often struggle to fit writing into their regularly scheduled lives. In this hand’s-on workshop, you’ll learn invaluable tips for how to fit various aspects of your writing into every day—from how to hone your powers of observation to how to keep your projects moving forward even when you’re short on time. We’ll spend part of the workshop addressing your biggest obstacles to creativity, and then we’ll work on strategies for overcoming these obstacles. We’ll also do a sampling of writing prompts that reinforce new tips on fitting in writing time; these prompts will teach you how to think like a writer, even if you’re not able to sit down to write every day. Participants will leave the workshop with customized writing schedules and inspiration for how to best fit writing and creativity into their lives. Bring a laptop or notebook for in-class writing.

You can find Midge here.

And learn more about Midge here

Three Facts About Midge:

  1. I have no sense of direction.
  2. I eat dark chocolate daily.
  3. I’m a cat person.

Author: jessicapage2

Jessica Page Morrell lives in Portland, Oregon where she is surrounded by writers and watches the sky all its moods and shades. She’s the author of Thanks, But This Isn’t For Us, A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected; Bullies, Bastards & Bitches, How to Write the Bad Guys in Fiction; The Writer’s I Ching: Wisdom for the Creative Life, Voices from the Street; Between the Lines: Master The Subtle Elements Of Fiction Writing; and Writing Out the Storm. Morrell works as a highly-sought after developmental editor because if your characters are a bundle of quirks and inconsistencies, or the plot stalls and the scenes don’t flow, these problems need to be unriddled before you submit it to an agent or editor. She also works on memoirs and nonfiction books with a special focus on logic and voice. She began teaching writers in 1991 and now teaches through a series of workshops in the Northwest and at writing conferences throughout North America and lectures to various writing organizations. She is the former writing expert at which was voted as one of the best 101 sites for writers. In 2008 she founded Summer in Words, a yearly writing conference held on the Oregon coast. She hosts a Web site at, and she’s written a monthly column about topics related to writing since 1998 that currently appears in The Willamette Writer. She also contributes to The Writer and Writers Digest magazines, writes a monthly e-mail newsletter, The Writing Life, and a Web log at

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