may, 2017

wed17may6:30 pm8:30 pmWillamette Writers Salem Presents: “Wait! Before You Hit Send” with Tex Thompson6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Salem Public Library


Event Details

On Wednesday, May 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Tex Thompson, professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will present. Meeting held at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE.

“Wait! Before You Hit Send”

You’ve gotten to “The End”. You’ve reworked and revised your story until your eyes bleed. And now you’re finally ready to send it off – to an agent, an editor, or straight to Amazon. But are you really? In this class, we’ll walk you through the no-stress, no-regrets checklist of everything you and your manuscript need to ensure that you step out into the spotlight polished, professional, and primed for success.

We will cover:

  • manuscript editing and revision
  • gathering/interpreting critique partner feedback
  • general strategies for submission materials (query letters, blurbs, synopses, etc.)
  • mental health tips for the “hurry up and wait” stage after submission

About Our Speaker – Tex Thompson

Arianne “Tex” Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede.

Find her online at


Meeting Format

6:30-7 pm:         social time, including news and member announcements*
7-8:30 pm:         speaker’s presentation followed by Q&A and book sales/signing

* We have snacks, but if you want coffee or water, please bring it with you.


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Salem Public Library


Free for members of Willamette Writers (all chapters; you can join at the meeting or on our website). Free for full-time college students and school age children. Guests of Willamette Writers members pay $5. Non-members pay $10 to attend meetings. This is a suggested donation.