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

    • October 02, 2015
    • October 04, 2015
    • The Captain's Cabin, Port Orchard, WA
    Registration is closed

     Story Vision Fiction Retreat

    with Mick Silva     

    Mick has graciously offered a one-time only special writing retreat with an extreme discount to NCWA members and non-member friends of NCWA. In-depth instructional retreats usually cost over $500.   
    A limited number of registrants will spend the weekend at a private home on the Puget Sound. We have room for 8 on-site and 8 off-site registrants.     

    Learn essential fiction writing and editing techniques in 5-6 lessons:

    • empathetic character development
    • storyboard plotting
    • write powerful descriptions
    • crackling dialogue
    • in-depth theme-shaping
    • personal evaluation of opening pages
    • focused exercises
    • writing time     

    In exchange for this discount price, you agree to submit the following after the event: 

    1) submit a 500-word article about their experience
    2) fill out a feedback form for future promotion


    NCWA member on-site $200
    NCWA member off-site $150
    Non-member on-site $250
    Non-member off-site $200 


    For more information about the retreat, follow this




    • October 05, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church, 14520 100th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98041

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Mick Silva

    "Writing to Heal - Ourselves and Others"


    Often, when writers come for editing or coaching they're still working through the emotions and the struggle their story has brought up in them. This is why the focus of my work for the past five years has shifted to helping writers go on the healing journey of refining their work to make it universal, and therein finding healing for some of their most personal pains. I'd like to share some of the universal lessons I've picked up in the process. 

    Devotional: Bev Basile - "Faith: Slaying the dragon of Unbelief"

    Christian Writer's Coach: Pat Schantz - “How to Bless Others With a High-Level Critique”

    Book Launches:
    Denica McCall-
    Flowers in the Darkness
    Bonnie Jean Heather-
    Sailing Toward Faith
    Lorraine Varela- Powerful Moments in the Presence of God 


    • November 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church, 14520 100th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98041

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    Marlene Anderson


    "Hello. I Am Your Reader?"

    I am the person who will choose to pick up your book and read it to the end or start and then discard it. Why should I read your book?  Is there a message or significance that is relevant? Have you constructed a story around characters and circumstances that are real and believable?  Can I relate to them? I have started many books that I have never finished because the characters or circumstances are unrealistic. 


    Marlene Anderson, MA, LMHC, NCC - Marlene is a licensed counselor, author, speaker and retreat/workshop leader.  She has worked in clinical, educational and church settings, as a college teacher and facilitator of psycho-educational classes. She has developed and delivered course material and workshops on diverse subjects including parenting, couples communication, stress management, grief and loss, and pain management. 

    Marlene is the author of, A Love so Great, a Grief so Deep, available on, and contributing author to two books:  It’s a God Thing and Heaven Reaching Earth. She is completing a manuscript, From Winter to Spring, and compiling information for another book on overcoming adversity. Her book, Use Stress to Meet your Goals: 12 Steps to Understanding Stress and Turning it into a Positive Force, is available at her website. Marlene is a member of the NWCW Speakers Bureau.  To read her weekly blogs and learn more about Marlene, visit her website,


    Devotional: Pat Schantz

    Christian Writer's Coach: Darlene Panzera - “Dynamic Dialogue”

    Book Launches:

Past events

September 14, 2015 September 14, 2015 Meeting with Bette Nordberg
June 01, 2015 June 1st, 2015 Meeting with Angela Breidenbach
May 30, 2015 May Mini Conference with Angela Breidenbach
May 15, 2015 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 04, 2015 May Monthly Meeting
April 06, 2015 April Monthly Meeting
March 02, 2015 March Monthly Meeting
February 02, 2015 February Monthly Meeting
January 24, 2015 The WriteTech Conference
January 05, 2015 January Monthly Meeting
December 01, 2014 December Monthly Meeting
November 03, 2014 November Monthly Meeting
October 06, 2014 October Monthly Meeting
September 08, 2014 September Monthly Meeting
June 02, 2014 June Monthly Meeting
May 05, 2014 May Monthly Meeting
April 11, 2014 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
April 07, 2014 April Monthly Meeting
March 03, 2014 March Monthly Meeting
February 03, 2014 February Monthly Meeting
January 06, 2014 January Monthly Meeting
December 02, 2013 December Monthly Meeting
November 04, 2013 November Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2013 2nd Annual Serenity Writing Retreat
October 14, 2013 October Monthly Meeting - DATE CHANGED
September 09, 2013 September Monthly Meeting
June 03, 2013 June Monthly Meeting
May 17, 2013 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 06, 2013 May Monthly Meeting
April 01, 2013 April Monthly Meeting
March 18, 2013 Seven Secrets for Effective Author Websites
March 04, 2013 March Monthly Meeting
February 04, 2013 February Monthly Meeting
January 07, 2013 January Monthly Meeting
December 03, 2012 December Monthly Meeting
November 05, 2012 November Monthly Meeting
October 01, 2012 October Monthly Meeting
September 28, 2012 Serenity Writing Retreat
September 10, 2012 September Monthly Meeting
June 04, 2012 June Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2012 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 07, 2012 May Monthly Meeting
April 02, 2012 April Monthly Meeting
March 05, 2012 March Monthly Meeting
February 06, 2012 February Monthly Meeting
January 09, 2012 Monthly Meeting


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