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Plot vs Character

Plot vs Character in Youth Fiction by YA Agent Sally Apodek  Team Character or Team Plot? If you would have asked me several years ago what was most important to me as a reader of middle grade and young adult books—plot or character—I would have said character. No hesitation. Readers Love Characters I fell in love with reading as a child …

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Keynoter Bob Welch

Bob Welch, an award-winning columnist, author, and teacher, lives his faith in every tap of the keyboard. He is a University of Oregon adjunct professor of journalism and the author of 17 books. Since 1999, he has also penned 2,000 columns for Eugene’s Register-Guard, Oregon’s second largest newspaper, and has been a professional writer for nearly 40 years.

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Spring 2015 Schedule

"Using Your Words to Build Bridges" ~ Oregon Christian Writers Spring One-Day Conference

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President’s Corner

Quotes Add Value by Maxine Marsolini, OCW President Why do you write? “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”—Isaac Asimov. I could have begun by expressing my thoughts to answer the question. But to strengthen my work, and yours, a good quote will add value. Asimov’s words are simple, brilliant, and set the tone for what follows. I …

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Summer Conference Focus

Summer Conference Focuses on “Being Salt and Light” Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) If you’ve been to an OCW summer coaching conference, you know this is a rich time of intense study, fellowship, worship, and reflection that can lead to renewed writing goals. Our faculty is dedicated to helping you reach your writing goals. This year we will offer: 10 morning coaching …

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