Write Club

The first rule of Write Club: Always Talk about Write Club.

Join a published writer and a squad of other writers your age to write, share your stories, and make them better!

Each month we will focus on a different element of our craft!

We’ll check out examples from awesome books and movies (you can bring in your favorites too!), and learn how they did it, so we can incorporate these elements into our own worlds. Best of all, you’ll have a group of people just as excited about writing as you are, that are invested in listening and helping you along your story-writing journey.

January: Character

Have you ever found it hard to say goodbye to the characters of a book? Good stories can work like magic and conjure real people in our imaginations. In this workshop, we’ll focus on creating a core cast of characters that come alive.

February: Setting

The setting of your story isn’t just the background. In this workshop, we’ll explore the ways that setting can bring out the best or worst in our characters, and how setting can even be a character itself. Whether your story takes place in a world you built from scratch, or the dairy aisle at Safeway, we’ll work on transporting your reader somewhere new.

March: Plot

There are infinite ways to tell a story, and infinite complications your protagonist can face. In this workshop we’ll learn about classic story structures, and have fun experimenting with different ways to rope your reader into your story.

The class will take place via Zoom. Join from anywhere!

Monthly: $119 members | $139 nonmembers
3 Months: $299 members | $329 nonmembers

Two sections are available. Choose the one that is the best fit for you if you’re on the cusp, age-wise. If you’ve got a precocious 8 year old that you think is ready, let us know! And if you’re not sure, send us an email at bewriting at wordcraftersineugene.org for appropriate placement

Young Writers Write Club (ages 10-12): Wednesdays 10 am-12 pm Pacific (1-3 Eastern)

Teen Write Club (ages 13-18): Wednesdays 1-3 pm Pacific (4-6 Eastern)

About the Instructor:

Nicky Gonzalez is a writer from South Florida. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Oregon, where she taught creative writing and was nominated for the Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award. Her fiction has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Hobart, and Taco Bell Quarterly, and she is an alum of the Millay Colony for the Arts. In addition to teaching at Wordcrafters, she is an associate fiction editor at The Northwest Review. She loves horror films, cartoons, and stories that defy genre.