On Tuesday, April 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, the Willamette Writers welcomes Northwest author Bill Kenower, who will share with the membership his insights on overcoming any writer’s worst enemy: fear.
According to Bill, if you love to write and have a story you want to tell, the only thing that can stand between you and the success you’re seeking isn’t craft, or a good agent, or enough Facebook friends and Twitter followers, but fear. Fear that you aren’t good enough, or fear the market is too crowded, or fear no one wants to hear from you.
Bill is the author of Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion, (Booktrope Editions, 2013), a collection of essays and stories to remind writers and all creative people why we must make the things we love to make. Bill is also the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine, an online magazine for writers and dedicated readers. He writes a popular daily blog for the magazine about the intersection of writing and our daily lives, and has interviewed hundreds of writers of every genre, from Yann Martel, to Amy Tan, to William Gibson. He also hosts the popular online radio program Author2Author, where every week he and a guest discuss the books we write and the lives we lead. To learn more about Bill Kenower, go to www.williamkenower.com.