Meetings

We meet on the first Monday of each month at Eastside Foursquare Church - 14520 100th Ave. NE Bothell, WA 98011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. When there is a holiday on the first Monday of the month, we meet on the second Monday. We take July and August off.
 
Come in early! We start informal networking at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to meet people and have a cup of coffee and a snack.

See the list below to see when we meet next.

Upcoming events

    • March 07, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

    Katherine Grace Bond

     

    "Spiritually Speaking: Embedding a Spiritual Worldview in Books for ANY Audience"

    Can you write spiritual books outside of the Christian market? Yes, you can, and people are hungry for them. Learn five ways to address matters of faith for a mixed readership. 

    Katherine is the author of The Summer of No Regrets and of the bestselling The Legend of the Valentine, a story of the Civil Rights Movement. She often finds herself in the woods escaping from giant cats and shadowy figures in cloaks.

    She is the creator of TEENWrite, a live action role-playing and writing community where participants come as their characters, and of the Teenage Novelist Program at Bellevue College. 

    She lives with her husband in a dimension populated by younger people, some of whom resemble her.

     


     

    DevotionJill Stanton

    Writer's CoachKathleen Freeman - "Working the Vision for Your Writing"

    Book Launches:

    Ocieanna Fleiss - Love Like There's No Tomorrow

    Essea White - I Wonder

    Diana Savage and Doc Hensley - Psuedonym

     

    • April 04, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

    Roundtable Coaching Sessions for Conference Success

    -Kim Vandle: One Sheet

    -Lynette Bonner: Book Proposal

    -Sarah Moser: Prayer and Writing

    -Book Pitch Practice: Lesley Ann McDaniel and Kathleen Freeman

    -Mindy Peltier and Vanessa Brannan: Conference Intro 


    Devotion: Ginger Kauffman

    Writer's Coach: Pat Schantz- "How to Bless Others with a High Level Critique."

    • May 02, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

    Janet Lee Carey

    "Character Constellations: How Character Relationships Build Story"

    Author Janet Lee CareyDragon Moon Book Cover

     Janet Lee Carey will launch the evening sharing some key things she’s learned in her sixteen years as a published author before we move to our main topic.  

    Character Constellations: How Character Relationships Build Story:
    Plots are all about people. A story is created by a constellation of characters as they grapple with the same plot problem. We'll explore the various roles characters play, the dynamic energy of character interrelationships, and how to use this energy to launch your plot and add dynamism to your novel, your short story, and, yes, even your nonfiction. Includes character writing exercise. 

    Janet Lee Carey is the award-winning author of nine Young Adult novels including her latest book, In the Time of Dragon Moon. She is the winner of the Mark Twain Award, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and ALA Best Books for Young Adults. School Library Journal calls her work; "Fantasy at its best-original, beautiful, amazing, and deeply moving." Janet tours the U.S. and abroad presenting at schools, book festivals and conferences.

    Go to http://www.janetleecarey.com for more information about Janet and her books.

    Devotion: Gigi Merfitt


    • June 06, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA

    Jeremiah Webster

    "Seeing the Invisible: Affirming the Soul through Poetry"


    As Christians, writing allows us to affirm God’s “invisible qualities” (Romans1:20). This lecture explores how poetry bears witness to the things of God. Dr. Webster will also draw from his most recent work, A Rumor Soul: The Poetry of W.B. Yeats, to suggest how we inhabit the eternal in our writing.

    Jeremiah Webster is the author of two critical introductions: A Rumor of Soul: The Poetry of W.B. Yeats and Paradise in The Waste Land. Both are available from Wiseblood Books. He also served as co-editor/contributor for The Spirit of Adoption (Cascade Books), an anthology of adoption narratives. His first book of poetry, After So Many Fires, is slated for publication in 2017. Jeremiah teaches literature and writing at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. 





Past events

February 01, 2016 Dennis Brooke - "The Path to Publication: One Author's Journey"
January 04, 2016 Michelle Hollomon- "The Secrets of Fantastic Speakers Unveiled"
December 07, 2015 Grace Fox - "Changing the World with Words"
November 02, 2015 Marlene Anderson - "Hello. I am Your Reader"
October 05, 2015 Mick Silva - "Writing to Heal - Ourselves and Others"
October 02, 2015 Story Vision Fiction Retreat with Mick Silva
September 14, 2015 Bette Nordberg - "New Depth and Direction"
June 01, 2015 Angela Breidenbach - "Designing Your Dream Career"
May 30, 2015 May Mini Conference with Angela Breidenbach
May 15, 2015 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal with Angela Hunt
May 04, 2015 Write Coach Workshops
April 06, 2015 Michael Duncan - "Running on Empty"
March 02, 2015 Janalyn Voigt - "Engaging Readers Through the Who of You"
February 02, 2015 Steve Brock - "Travel Better, Write Better: The Virtuous Cycle of Travel and Creativity"
January 24, 2015 The WriteTech Conference with Thomas Umstattd Jr.
January 05, 2015 Ocieanna Fleiss - "Bible Personalities Teach Us About Building Memorable Characters"
December 01, 2014 Skip Moody - "Endurance is Progress! Being Obedient to God's Call is the Call"
November 03, 2014 Kathleen Freeman - "No Contestt: Entering Writing Contests to Win"
October 06, 2014 Lynnette Bonner and Lesley Ann McDaniel - "Indie Pubishing"
September 08, 2014 Evelyn Clark - "Your Story is God's Story"
June 02, 2014 Peter Leavell - "Meet Your Potential with Confidence"
May 05, 2014 Laura Christianson - "Blog Your Way to a Book Deal"
April 11, 2014 Northwest Christian Writers with Davis Bunn
April 07, 2014 Melissa K. Norris and Janalyn Voigt - "Branding Made Simple"
March 03, 2014 Write Coach Workshops - "Helping You Excel at a Writers Conference"
February 03, 2014 Karen Maher - "Five Fatal Blocks to Writing: How to Stack Them in Your Favor"
January 06, 2014 Jeremiah Webster - "Writing as a Pilgrimage"
December 02, 2013 Michelle Hollomon - "Seeing Your Writing in the Light of God's Love"
November 04, 2013 Dennis Brooke - "Writing as a Team Sport"
October 18, 2013 2nd Annual Serenity Writing Retreat
October 14, 2013 Mick Silva - "From Vision to Provision: How the Writing Life Revises Us"
September 09, 2013 Beth Harris and Linda Wagner - "Perspective from a Solid Foundation"
June 03, 2013 Marty Nystrom - "If They Asked Me I Could Write a Song"
May 17, 2013 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal with Jane Kirkpatrick
May 06, 2013 Writer's Coach Workshops
April 01, 2013 Dawn Jones - "Journey as a Professional Speaker"
March 18, 2013 Author Media Webinar - "Seven Secrets for Effective Author Websites"
March 04, 2013 Caleb Breakey - "Beat Resistance and Write Like Crazy"
February 04, 2013 Tony Marino - "So You Wrote a Book - Now What?"
January 07, 2013 Laura A. Smith - "Speaking with Relevance"
December 03, 2012 Matt Hooper - "How Writers Can Protect Their Legal Rights"
November 05, 2012 Terry Hershey - "Soft Hearts from Hard Places"
October 01, 2012 Bryan Heathman - "To the Bookstore...and Beyond!"
September 28, 2012 Serenity Writing Retreat with Clint Kelly
September 10, 2012 James L. Rubart - "The Heart of Freedom"
June 04, 2012 Doug Bursch - "Not a Book, But a Message"
May 18, 2012 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 07, 2012 Writers Coach Workshops
April 02, 2012 Diana Savage - "How to Earn a Living in the Writing Industry"
March 05, 2012 Michael Duncan - "Slicing Literary Tomatoes"
February 06, 2012 Gigi and Gabe Murfitt - "Platform and Publishing Tools"
January 09, 2012 Introduction to Monthly Meetings

                                                                                        

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