Claim Your Story

Writing Conference, Ashland, Oregon

There is STILL time to register for Claim Your Story

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Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregonclock 1 top half

October 4, 9-5

  • 1/2 day conference price also available, with or without the luncheon/ key note.
  • Keynote/ luncheon only is also available
Image by Billy Tice, Austin, TX

Image by Billy Tice, Austin, TX

 Claim Your Story Writers Conference, October 4 at the Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland, is a day-long gathering that will deepen and spark your writing practice and help you sell your work in a crowded marketplace.  Workshops will be taught by talented authors who are also distinguished writing teachers: Melissa Hart, Midge Raymond and Jessica Morrell.

 

 

Schedule:                                                    

  • Brave on the Page, Jessica Morrell
  • Everyday Book Marketing: Promoting Your Book During Your Regularly-Scheduled Life, Midge Raymond
  • Keynote: Write the Story You Want to Read, Melissa Hart
  • What’s in a Title, Jessica Morrell
  • Scene in Story: The Critical Component, Melissa Hart
  • Branding Discussion and Q & A

 Keynote: Write the Story You Want to Read, Melissa Hart.  This keynote, informed by a famous J.D. Salinger quote, asks you to claim the story you’ve always wanted to read by boldly sitting down to write it yourself. Hart will challenge you to consider the excuses we make for not writing and inspire you to make a literary life your top priority.

The Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland is an uplifting, charming setting. Conference attendees can tour the gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

 To register: Cost for the conference is $125 and includes a catered lunch and beverages. To register or for more information about the conference including the schedule, visit the conference website here at http://claimyourstory.com Payments can be mailed to Jessica Morrell, P.O. Box 820141, Portland, OR 97282-1141. PayPal payments are also accepted.

For more information on the instructors visit:  

www.melissahart.com

www.jessicamorrell.com

www.midgeraymond.com

Jessica Morrell, the conference coordinator, is the author of six books along with the upcoming White Heat and No Ordinary Days. She works as a developmental editor and is also the founder of Summer in Words Writing Conference in Cannon Beach, Oregon and Making it in Changing Times Writing Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Conference logo by Billy Tice of Austin, TX

 

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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 iVillage.com 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 www.writing-life.com, 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 http://thewritinglifetoo.blogspot.com

One thought on “There is STILL time to register for Claim Your Story

  1. Reblogged this on Summer in Words and commented:

    I’m getting so excited about being in Ashland again. Nothing like a day spent with writers.

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