405 North Broadway, Burns, Oregon

A workshop for writers in February

by Paty Jager

Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$75, includes box lunches

From Idea to Page One – No Outline Required

Are you having trouble defining your story and deciding if it is enough to keep the reader turning the pages? Does the idea of plotting out a full book or story give you the hives? Join award winning author Paty Jager as she shows you a way to find your story before you’re 100 pages in and realize it isn’t going anywhere.

This two-day workshop will be hands on: Bring your story idea,
your main characters,
and an open mind.

We’ll collectively work on the What if? for your story, show you how to “flesh out” your characters, discover the genre for this story, the setting, and by the end of the workshop, hopefully, you will know where to start your story and the ending you want to be writing toward. Over the two days, we will work through these elements:

Know what you are writing –

What’s your genre and who is your audience?

Character traits – write bios

Decide where your book will be set

Discovering the Story

What if?

Know the ending

Know where to start

Paty Jager is the author of more than 30 novels of murder mystery, western romance, action adventure, and Native American fiction. She has a RomCon Reader’s Choice Award for her Action Adventure, received the EPPIE Award for Best Contemporary Romance, and a Paranormal Lorie Award for her Native American Fiction. Paty has taught workshops at National and Regional writers’ conferences, as well as workshops online, and at Elementary and Middle schools. She and her husband raise alfalfa in Princeton.

To register contact Kate Marsh at 360-301-2236 or email