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Interesting links for February/March

Thinking of self-publishing. Giving away your email address (oh, how everyone loves to collect ouraddresses) will get you a free book on how 8 people succeeded – you’ll be intrigued by who they are:

How to make your dialog real – you have to give them your email address, but their emails can be useful:

How to make your fiction writing real – and how it’s changed in 150 years:

How to market – and if you haven’g got anything to market yet, how to get ready to market: Don’t forget to look for earlier posts on the website too.

Have you looked at the contests, information and opportunities at the Attic Institute’s site?

Don’t forget to email Helen Butler at for your chance to be featured at the Beaverton Author Fair. They’re looking for people who haven’t been there before… so not me!

Don’t forget to let me know if you’d like your writing featured in the Beaverton Resource Guide.


A great opportunity for those of us with books out there: The Beaverton City Library is recruiting writers from the tri-county area for a free local authors book fair, to be held at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth Street, onSaturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties are invited to apply for a space to share and promote their work. All genres are welcome, including young adult and children’s literature. Applications by Feb 15. Contact Shirley Sullivan at or 503-526-3635.

Contest for poets (deadline Valentine’s Day):

Remember Greg Nokes? He spoke to us last year, and he tells us…

An excellent exhibit on African Americans’ struggle for equality in Portland during the 1940s and 1950s is offered at the Oregon Historical Society, sponsored by Oregon Black Pioneers. It will be there through June. Greg Nokes and Jane Kirkpatrick are among the speakers at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland on Saturday, February 21, from 3 to 5 p.m; also at  at Champoeg State Park near Portland on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m.

Looking for a place to meet mid-month, maybe for writing exercise or critique? The Java Lounge, not far from the library, might be able to help. Contact me or leave a comment if you’re interested.