Category: Wordcrafters

The Art of the Thriller

Republished and abridged from John Reed’s website. Visit https://www.johnreedbooks.com/help-for-writers for more. Four words should be posted above your desk as you write your thriller: TIME IS RUNNING OUT. Here are some of the conventions of the genre: 1. In a thriller, people confront problems unsolvable by institutions or agencies. No 911, no psychiatrist. 2. The […]

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15th Night Contest Details

Contest opens: February 10, 2020 Contest closes: March 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm Winner announced: April 3, 2020 at Hack for a Cause in Eugene Prize: $1000 and publication in the 15th Night story project No entry fee Open to residents of Oregon Sponsored by 15th Night, City of Eugene, Turell Group, and Wordcrafters in […]

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Story Elements

GOALS The goal of this story is to help 8th graders understand what it’s like for youth to experience homelessness and the many challenges and choices that someone faces when they live on the streets. The story will ideally take our reader-protagonists from that first night through the 15th night of leaving home, with challenges […]

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Hotels & Travel

Welcome to Eugene! Eugene-Springfield, Oregon’s second largest metro area, offers convenient air access from our regional airport, easy freeway access via Interstate-5, as well as Amtrak service directly into the Eugene downtown area.

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