Hook Them with Your Big Idea: Never Disappoint Your Readers

Iron Horse Writers, a local writers’ group sponsored by North Bend Art and Industry, has announced their first presentation of 2022 by proudly presenting “The Fundamentals of Story Structure” by local bestselling author, Doug Walsh, on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm at the Umpqua Community Room, 146 W. Second Street in North Bend.

The Iron Horse Writers first met in July 2021 as a group of writers, novices and veterans of all genres, who came together to discuss how to encourage more writing, improve technical skills, and provide camaraderie amongst writers here in the Snoqualmie Valley.

“There is a large yet almost hidden number of writers here in the Valley,” states Takako Wright, author and member of Iron Horse Writers. “Writing is a solitary pursuit but the need to exchange ideas and continually to learn is felt by us all.”

The group decided to present a slate of monthly meetings that would answer those driving needs for education and fellowship. They kick off this new year with a presentation by local author, Doug Walsh, on Story Structure. Walsh just launched his newest book in November of 2021 titled “Shadows of Kalalau”.  

January’s talk “The Fundamentals of Story Structure” will familiarize writers with readers’ expectations and introduce the twelve must-have scenes that carry a story from hook to resolution. Walsh’s presentation promises to teach writers how to build a story around their big idea.

In the coming months, the Iron Horse Writers group will present opportunities for several group writing sessions. April will see another professionally-led presentation by local author Gail Folkins.

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