NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION


Welcome writers!


2020

Continuing

the Vision

from a distance

through Zoom

  

Due to Covid, our speaker schedule may be subject to change as we consider health needs and enjoy some of
Zoom's u
nique opportunities.


COMING IN December


Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 7:00 pm

Debbie Macomber

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We're all needing an infusion of hope, especially this year. The fabulous NYT Bestseller, Debbie Macomber, has been bringing Christmas hope and joy to the world for years. This year, Monday, December 7th, she's sharing it with NCWA through Zoom! Please join us for this time of teaching and inspiration-- "Writing for Christmas: The Hope of the Nativity."

Whether you write Christmas Novellas, blogs, social media posts, cookbooks, Bible studies, or Christmas letters, we all tend to write for Christmas. Please do bring your questions. Fiction or non fiction, Debbie would love to share the tools you need to inspire.

Debbie Macomber is an American author of romance novels and contemporary women's fiction. Six of her novels have become made-for-TV movies and her Cedar Cove series of novel was adapted into the television series of the same name. Debbie is also the author of cookbooks, novellas, and many non-fiction works. She's a dear and inspiring lady with a heart for God and people. It's truly a gift to have her speak in the Christmas season.


COMING IN THE NEW YEAR!


Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 7:00 pm

W. Paul Young-- Being Human, Being God.


W. Paul Young is the writer of The Shack


Monday, Feb. 1. 2021 7:00 pm

Genre Round Tables


Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 7:00 pm


Melanie Dobson-

Slip Time, Historical, and inspirational speaker extraordinaire.



Monday, Apr. 5, 2021 7:00 pm



Monday May 3, 2021 7:00 pm

Kathy Fellure


Kathy writes Children's picture books, Including Nana's Tin of Buttons, and Women's Fiction including The Language of the LakeKathy's talk on"Writing in an Ever-changing Publishing world" will include marketing tips and a look into the ups and downs of the Children's market.


Monday, June 7, 2021 7:00 pm

Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 pm

Susan Meissner

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Susan Meissner is a top shelf novelist of Historical and Women's Fiction. Five of her many CBA (Christian) books are still in print and she now has six out in the general book market. Susan inspires many with her warmth and storytelling and brings us her secrets on "Crafting a Page Turner."


PAST BLESSINGS:

September 14, 2020 7:00 PM

JD DeWitt

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As a literary manager, JD, with 5x5 Productions, develops and packages material for film and television and is currently in co-production of four projects, two each for television and film. She just completed the film version of our own Lesley McDaniel's sweet romance, Home Sweet Home, Available on Amazon Prime. JD is always on the lookout for story which lends itself to episodic programming, and would love to hear your pitch!

Monday Oct. 5, 2020 7:00 pm

Tim Shoemaker


Diving into DEEP POV

Point-of-view—used right—is a tool to make your writing so much more real and powerful.  We’ll look at a balanced view of deep POV . . . and five secrets to getting there. Get this right—and you’ve got killer fiction. Mess it up and your fiction is already dead.  And learning to write in a deeper POV will even help strengthen your non-fiction—especially when you’re relating a story. Fiction or non-fiction, we’ll help show you how to make your story come alive!

Tim Shoemaker is the author of 14 books, including fiction for middle grade boys and family non-fiction. He speaks to parents around the country about living the Christian life in a way that influences the next generation. Happily married for over 39 years, Tim has three married sons, grandchildren and is active in church leadership.


Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 7:00 pm

Steven James

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Critically acclaimed writer of more than 3 dozen  books, Steven is a masterful story-teller and great teacher. It's a reason to be thankful that he is willing to share his gifts and tips with us.


The Essence of Story: The Pathway to Transformation

When you focus on what lies at the heart of story—tension, desire, crisis, escalation, struggle, discovery—rather than plot templates and formulas, you’ll begin to break out of the box and write fiction that resonates with your readers. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, good storytelling is vital for your project. This workshop is ideal for writers of all genres and includes practical insights and easy-to-implement ideas.






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Monthly Meetings

NCWA’s September-to-June monthly meetings feature great keynote speakers, a Christian Writer’s Coach training segment, member book launches, opportunities to network with other writers, the chance to share manuscript celebrations—as well as redirections—participate in a critique group, and much more.

Meet Our NCWA BOARD Family

President:
Dena Netherton

Vice President:
Sonja Anderson

Secretary:
Liz Holtzman

Treasurer:
Brett Heaston

Author Support Coordinator:
Karen Higgins

Critique Group Coordinator:
Pat Schantz

Devotion Coordinator:
Jan Anderson

Editors Connection Coordinator:
Dori Harrell

Hospitality Coordinator:
Lynette Bishop

Membership Coordinator:
Vivienne Aulaire

Program  Coordinator:
Kathleen Freeman

Social Media Coordinator: 
Rose Angove

Technology Coordinator:
Eric Gollings

Writers Coach:
Tina Gollings

Conference Directors:
Charles Harris
Janet Sergeson

Devotions


Are you eager to help others in their spiritual lives? Do you have a word of encouragement for those who are discouraged in their work or ministry? Has God lavished His care upon you and you wish to raise your voice in thanksgiving? If so, please consider signing up to give the five-minute devotion at one of our monthly meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain some speaking experience and to allow fellow members the chance to know you better.

If you wish to participate, please contact our Devotion Coordinator, for more details. We all look forward to what you have to share!

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Writers Conference

NCWA Hosts an annual Renewal conference with well-known keynoters, literary agents, acquisitions editors, accomplished workshop presenters and tech trainers, manuscript critique opportunities, book tables, vendors . . . to name just some of what you’ll find.

PAST WORKSHOPS

Screenwriting 101Jennifer Dornbush led her class through the ins and outs of writing screenplays for Hollywood.

A Glimpse Inside the General Market with Debbie Macomber.

How to Craft a Marketing Plan with Thomas Umstattd.


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