Samatha Waltz Speaks on Essay Writing for Publication on September 21st at the Wilsonville Library

How to Write and Market Personal Stories with Samantha Ducloux Waltz

Sunday, September 21, from 2:30 – 4:30 at the Wilsonville Public Library


Tell your story. Draw the reader in. Paint a whole world with words. In this ninety-minute writing workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to pull up a story from within, begin to polish it and decide where to submit it. You’ll get tips for creating successful leads, compelling plots, sensory-rich settings and convincing characters. You’ll have the opportunity to explore markets and discuss effective ways to place your personal stories. So bring a pen and your passion for writing. The power of your own words will surprise you.

Samantha Ducloux Waltz, an award-winning author, sold her first story at age eleven to the local newspaper, followed by First Fiction and Fiction awards as a teen for American Girl, and a stint as a guest editor for Mademoiselle. Currently she has stories in many anthologies including a number of volumes of the Chicken Soup for the Soul and A Cup of Comfort series. She has also been published in The Christian Science Monitor and The Rambler. Other writing includes a nonfiction book Parenting: Four Patterns in Child Rearing and a young adult novel Young Rebel written under the name Samellyn Wood.

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