We meet on the first Monday of each month at Life Community Church 232 - 5th AVE S., Kirkland WA 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

    • January 05, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 - 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday, January 5th

    Ocieanna Fleiss

    From Eve to Elijah: 
    What Bible Personalities Teach Us
    About Building Memorable Characters

    Trying to create conflict-ridden, flawed, relatable characters? Look no further than your Bible! 

    Ocieanna will dive into the lives of several Biblical characters, uncovering the amazing nuggets of human nature they reveal. She’ll also give practical tools on how to use these in your writing. 

    BIO: Ocieanna (Oh see anna) is a homeschooling mom of four, Ben, 14; Gabrielle, 12; Christian, 9; and Abigail, 7. She grew up in 

    southern California and now lives in Maple Valley, Washington . She’s been married to her husband Michael for 22 years.

    Ocieanna loves to write about God’s love and care for us. She’s co-written three novels with 

    Tricia Goyer, Love Find You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana, Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington, and her newest book, Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska.

    She’s spoken at many writing events and MOPS groups from Kent to 

    Mt. Vernon. She’s available for women’s retreats and writers conferences.You can also find her at

    Devotional: Cherrie Herrin-Michehl

    Christian Writer's Coach: Kim Vandel "Productivity for the Writer"

    • January 24, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Life Community Church; 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033


    Due to website issues,
    Early Bird price extended to Dec. 5!


     Keynote Speaker
    Thomas Umstattd Jr.



    Imagine what you could learn from someone who built his first website at 13 years old and taught his first web-design class at only 16. Thomas Umstattd Jr. has been helping authors and small businesses use the web ever since. He is the CEO of  Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world changers and runs Author Media, a resource for authors timid about technology.

    Thomas was recently hired by Steve Laube, president of Enclave Publishing, as their new Sales & Marketing Director. Enclave Publishing is the premier publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy for the Christian market. 

    As an award winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. His unique historical perspective will help audiences use the web in a whole new way.

    Thomas will be joined by a tech-savvy staff:

    Instructors include:

    Workshops will cover:

    • Blogging
    • Branding
    • Cloud Technology
    • Goodreads
    • Indie Publishing
    • Professional Media Kit
    • Social Media
    • Microsoft Word
    • Scrivener
    • Twitter
    • Voice Recognition Software

    Follow the link for complete course descriptions.

    Schedule and author bios coming soon.

    Added Educational Value: All conference sessions will be taped and thumb-drives will be available for purchase at the conference.

    Value pricing for this conference includes breakfast and lunch. Member pricing is visible only after members have logged into the site:

    Category Early Bird (Dec. 5, 2014 and before)  Standard (After Dec. 5, 2014 ) 
    NCWA Members
    $60 $70 
    Non-Members $70  $80 


    All volunteer positions are already filled.

    Registration and breakfast open at 8:00 am

    Program begins at 9:00 and closes at 4:30

    Invite your friends and sign up today.

    The WriteTech Conference will be at
    Life Community Church
    232 5th Ave. South
    Kirkland, WA, 98034

    (See our meeting page for directions.)

    • February 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday, February 2nd

    Steve Brock

    Travel Better, Write Better: The virtuous cycle of travel and creativity

    How does travel affect our writing? Whether it’s a trip around the world or just around the corner, place, movement and distance all have sometimes surprising consequences for our writing. 

    Learn how where you are affects who you are and how small changes in location can lead to big changes in creative breakthroughs and ideas. You don’t have to be a world traveler to benefit from these insights. However, if you do travel or dream of traveling more or of doing actual travel writing, you’ll come away with practical tips on how to travel and write better as a result.

    BIO: Steve Brock is the CEO of Brand:Wallop, a strategy and integrated marketing consultancy specializing in branding, social marketing (fundraising for non-profits and Corporate Social Responsibility for corporations) and the Internet. Steve has led branding and digital marketing projects for clients ranging from corporations such as Microsoft, Walmart, Rain Bird and Safeco Insurance to not-for-profit organizations such as the American Bible Society, American Red Cross, Compassion International, Cru, Focus on the Family, the Salvation Army and World Vision.


    Prior to Brand:Wallop and the previous agency he ran, HighPoint Solutions, Steve served in a variety of leadership roles at World Vision, headed up the import/export division of a Japanese electronics manufacturer and taught a graduate program in International Marketing and Trade in China. Steve graduated with distinction from The Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA in the areas of Pacific Rim studies, Marketing and Mandarin Chinese. Steve holds a BA from the University of Redlands where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a dual major in Economics and German.


    And sometimes Steve actually finds time to write about faith and travel at and about creativity, travel and meaning

    Devotional: Monique Muñoz

    Christian Writer's Coach: Lesley Ann McDaniel

Past events

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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