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 enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack.

See the list below for upcoming events that will inspire your writing life.

Upcoming events

    • September 12, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA

    Jan Cline


    "The Creative Genius...
    and the Rest of Us"

    Many of us live in a tug of war with our creative nature. As writers, it’s helpful to understand our source, and know what things feed or starve our creativity. The gift of creativity can blossom or die, depending on how we plug into the things that inspire us. Learn to come to terms with the responsibilities of your creative bent, using it to enhance your writing experiences. 

    Jan is the author of Emancipated Heart, her debut novel, and several devotional books. Jan was founder and director of the Inland NW Christian Writer's conference for 5 years and speaks to writer's groups and women's groups in the Northwest. www.jancline.net

     

    Devotional Mindy Peltier

    Writer's Coach:  Summarizing Your Scenes: Your Book in a Nutshell by Norma Nill

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    • October 03, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Eastside Foursquare Church 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA

    Douglas Bond

     

    (Awaiting Title)



    Douglas Bond is author of more than twenty books of historical fiction, biography, devotion, and theology, including two adult novels translated and published by Dutch publishing houses. Bond and his wife Cheryl have been married for more than thirty years and have two daughters, four sons, and two granddaughters.

    He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA); has a Masters in Teaching (MIT) from St Martin's University, and a Preliminary Certificate in Theology from Moore Theological College, NSW Australia; teaches English and history at a classical Christian high school; and was awarded by the Pierce County Library Foundation and Arts Commission the "2005 Teacher Award" for teaching young adults how to write.

    He is on the advisory board of Glorious Films (Montreal) with Derek Thomas, Michael Haykin, and others (2014). As a hymn writer and author of several books on hymn writers and hymnody, Bond was asked to be a consultant for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) special feature series on Christian hymns God's Greatest Hits (2012).

    Additionally, Bond has led Church History tours in Europe since 1996 (www.bondvoyage.webs.com), and has also been consulted on church history documentary films. Frequently interviewed on Christian radio stations, Bond was featured in French newspaper Le Midi Libre (1/18/2015) on his book HAMMER OF THE HUGUENOTS, written on-location in France. Additionally, Bond's articles on church history and theology have appeared in Modern Reformation, Table Talk, byFaith (author interview), Western Reformed Seminary Journal, Light and Life magazines, and in the Aquila Report. In addition to leading church history tours, Bond often lectures at conferences on literature and Church history.

    Bond first started writing books when his own children begged him not to read to them but to tell them original stories. He haltingly launched in. They wanted more. Some of those original stories came in installments and lasted for weeks. Then one night in 1999 he couldn't sleep. Ideas began pouring in for the Mr. Pipes books on hymnody. He sat up in the dark, so not to disturb his intensely patient wife, and scribbled out the opening episodes, mapping out the first book before morning. And then he began writing furiously.

    And continues to do so. Forthcoming HAMMER OF THE HUGUENOTS (2015), THE BATTLE OF SEATTLE, PNW Indian War novel set in 1855 Puget Sound (2016), a children's picture book in verse JOB'S HARD JOB, and others. He is currently researching and beginning the writing on a historical fiction novel set in the Western Front of WW I (War in the Wasteland, working title) in which 19 year old CS Lewis, wounded in the Battle of Arras 1918, will feature.

    Follow Bond at his web site bondbooks.net (read book excerpts and listen audio to sample chapters) and his blog douglasbondbooks.blogspot.com.

    One critic has written that "Douglas Bond is a rising star in the historical fiction genre for older and younger readers." Christian Book Previews


    Devotional Deb Ewald

    Writer's Coach:  Inger Logelin: Your Slip is Showing: How Editing Can Improve Your Manuscript

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

    Chip MacGregor


    (Awaiting Title)



    Chip has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry—from book development to writing, acquisition to production, marketing to sales. A former Associate Publisher with the Time-Warner Book Group, he has secured nearly 1,000 book deals for authors with all of the major publishers, including numerous imprints at Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, HarperCollins, Thomas & Mercer, Jossey-Bass, Llewellyn, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Baker, Tyndale, Waterbrook, Howard, B&H, Worthy, Revell, Harvest House, and dozens of others. As an editor, he discovered Phillip Gulley, worked with bestselling authors such as Andy Andrews and Karen Kingsbury, and helped craft books for some of the best names in publishing, including Vince Zandri, Chuck Swindoll, Mindy Clark, and David Jeremiah. He has also written more than two-dozen titles, including two books that hit #1 on the bestseller lists in their category, and he has been the collaborative writer on nearly three-dozen other titles. During his tenure as a publisher at Time Warner, he helped start Center Street, the “heartland publishing” initiative at what is now Hachette, and did books with the likes of Mike Huckabee and John Ashcroft.

    As a longtime agent he has represented Brennan Manning, Vincent Zandri, Rachel Hauck, Mindy Clark, Irene Hannon, Bonnie Gray, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Jill and Stuart Briscoe, Alistair McGrath, Neta Jackson, Vickie McDonough, the MOPS organization, and many others. His work with Lisa Beamer and Ken Abraham led to Let’s Roll hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, eventually becoming the bestselling nonfiction book the year it released. After starting his own agency, he has focused on helping bring great fiction to market, representing authors such as Leslie Gould, Les Edgerton, Ann Tatlock, Jim Kraus, and Janice Thompson. Some of his bestselling nonfiction clients include New York Times bestsellers Mike Hingson and Susy Flory, bestselling writers Sheila Wray Gregoire, Shane Stanford, David Thomas, and Ira Wagler. A longtime member of AAR, he has represented dozens of books on all the national bestseller lists, and the authors he represents have won numerous national awards.

    A popular writer’s conference speaker, Chip has presented workshops at more than 200 publishing conferences, spoken at colleges and universities, and is frequently invited to speak to writers groups around the country on the topics of writing and publishing. He earned his BS with High Honors at Portland State University, earned an MA with Honors from Biola University, and did his doctoral work at the University of Oregon in Policy and Management, focusing on organizational development. He later did a post-doctoral semester at Oxford University. Chip has been written up in numerous writing and publishing related magazines and newsletters, is frequently asked for his opinions on trends in the publishing industry, and his blog is regularly on the list of Writers Digest’s “101 Best Websites for Writers.”


    Devotional Bev Basile

    Writer's Coach:  Dawn Kinzer - "I Couldn't Put it Down!" Hook Readers with Deep POV

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Past events

June 06, 2016 Jeremiah Webster - "Seeing the Invisible: Affirming the Soul through Poetry"
May 13, 2016 2016 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 02, 2016 Janet Lee Carey - "Character Constellations: How Character Relationships Build Story"
April 04, 2016 Write Coach Workshops for Writing and Conference Success
March 07, 2016 Katherine Grace Bond - "Spiritually Speaking: Embedding a Spiritual Worldview in Books for ANY Audience"
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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