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Bill Johnson
Author of A Story is a Promise and the Spirit of Storytelling
Author of A Story is a Promise and the Spirit of Storytelling
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Environment as Character, Notes on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
              by Bill Johnson Just as a story's main character can be described according to their
dramatic truth (the issue that drives them), a story's environment can
also be described in the same way. Harper Lee's description of the town of Maycomb in...
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Writing a Novel With a Message, Notes on Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
by Bill Johnson Some novels are written to convey a direct message to a reader. One such novel is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 . In this novel, it is the job of fireman not to put out fires, but to
burn books. Writing about a society that would destroy bo...
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Early Bird Pricing for Willamette Writers Conference Ends July 15th
Early Bird pricing for the Willamette Writers conference August 3-5th at
the Airport Sheraton has been extended until July 15th! Sign up now at http://ow.ly/74oc30kGo5q At
this year's Conference, you'll find keynotes from award-winning
authors, critiques...
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5 Ways to Rratchet Up the Tension in Your Fiction
What’s the secret to writing a story that grips readers? Tension.
Finding ways to ratchet up the tension in your story will keep readers
flipping pages because they simply have to know what comes next! As the
author of four nail-biting suspense novels, P...
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Summer Workshops with Anthea Sharp and Bill Johnson
Write On The River presents A SUMMER WORKSHOP WEEKEND “FOCUS ON FICTION” Saturday, June 23 from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at Wenatchi Hall on the Wenatchee Valley College campus FULL DAY: $85 (only $70 for WOTR Members) Register by June 10 for a $10 discount! Fr...
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