What's the difference between character and characterization? Characterization is all the tangible stuff: hair color, eye color, habits, likes, dislikes, etc. Character is who someone is on the inside, it's who we are and how we behave when confronted by our greatest fears, challenges, enemies, family conflict, lover's quarrels, and so on. It's character, not characterization, that will impact the whole of your story. Using an interactive Powerpoint presentation, we will share methods and techniques for bringing out your character's "character."
Karen Duvall was born in L.A., California and grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets. Karen is represented by Elizabeth Winick Rubenstein of the McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency. Her latest book, a steampunk urban fantasy called Demon Fare, is written under the pen name Cory Dale and is the first book in her Spawnstertown Chronicles. Karen’s Knight's Curse series was published by Harlequin Luna in 2011 and 2012, and her post-apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, appeared in Luna's 'Til The World Ends anthology in 2013. She is currently at work on a literary women's fiction novel. Karen is also a professional graphic designer who designs book covers and book interiors for self-published authors, and creates original 3D graphics for computer gaming.
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. Test Drive, the start of a brand new contemporary romance series, will release in June from Sourcebooks. Marie is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love
2017 Harvest Writing Contest
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2016 Harvest Writing Contest WINNERS COLLECTION
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Central Oregon Writers Guild 2015 Harvest Writing Contest Winners Collection
In this 2015 Harvest Writing Contest Winners Collection, Central Oregon Writers Guild proudly presents the works of twelve talented writers who came together to read their winning entries before an audience of friends, family and the Central Oregon writing community. The annual Harvest Writing Contest Showcase Event is held each October in the city of Bend, Oregon.
Genres represented in these ten winning pieces include Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Enjoy the diversity of this multi-genre collection of short stories and poetry as you journey through the pages and follow the footprints of the authors sharing their passion in print.
Central Oregon Writers Guild is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to encourage, support, educate, and provide resources for Central Oregon writers at all skill levels.
Contributors (Authors): Nickole Harris, Jane Lulay, Ava Wilson, ElsieMarie Rochna, Burky Achilles, Kristin Dorsey, Dean Grosnick, David Horn, Eva Hulett, Mary Krakow, Pat Tellinghusen, and Bob Vancil.
2014 Harvest Writing Contest Winners Collection Now Available!
In this 2014 Harvest Writing Contest Winners Collection, Central Oregon Writers Guild proudly presents the works of ten talented writers who came together to read their winning entries before an audience of friends, family and the Central Oregon writing community. The annual Harvest Reception is held each October in the city of Bend, Oregon.Genres represented in these ten winning pieces include Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Non-Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry.
Enjoy the diversity of this multi-genre collection of short stories and poetry as you journey through the pages and follow the footprints of the authors sharing their passion in print.
Winning Authors: Nickole Harris, Rosemary Lombard, Cameron Prow, Suzan Noyes, Cindy Adams, Dee Q. Clardy, Amanda Rose, P.J. Stevenson, Tiahna Skye, Ava Wilson
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