NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION

 

"Don't focus on marketing, platform, and sales. Concentrate on creating heart-to-heart connections. This is your ministry. In time, these individuals may become your readers." Karen Barnett



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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.

NCWA monthly meetings are held at Eastside Church, 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA

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.


Meet Our NCWA BOARD Family

President: Jill Esau

Vice President: Sonja Anderson

Secretary: Liz Holtzman

Treasurer: Brett Heaston

Conference Organizers: Charles and Perry Harris

Critique Group Coordinator: Pat Schantz

Web Coordinator: Diana Savage

Hospitality: Lynette Bishop

Membership Coordinator: Kyrene Roy

Tech Coordinator: Katie Hauenstein

Writer's Coach Coordinator: Tina Gollings

Publicity Coordinator: Rose Angove

Devotional Coordinator:

Program Coordinator: Kathleen Freeman

Book Launch Coordinator: Karen Higgins

Writer's Journey Coordinator:

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The Vision of 2020


Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 PM

Eric Wilson


Suspense writer and author of Fireproof  Speaks on "Saying Yes to Opportunity." Eric Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of Fireproof, has written 18 books, ranging from mystery/suspense to biography/memoir. He has traveled in 40 countries, but still loves the Pacific Northwest where he grew up. So excited to welcome this dynamic writer!

Monday, April 6, 2020

7:00 PM

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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."


Monday, May 4, 2020

7:00 PM

Kathy Boyd Fellure



Kathy writes Children's picture books, Including Nana's Tin of Buttons, and Women's Fiction including

The Language of the Lake

Kathy'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 1, 2020

7:00 PM

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Wordserve Literary agent, Greg and writer, blogger, and heart-mender, Becky, may speak together, or one may step up to the plate. Either way, their words will be a gift.


Coming September 2020

JD DeWitt

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As a literary manager, JD develops and packages material for film and television and is currently in co-production of four projects, two each for television and film. She is always on the lookout for story lends itself to episodic programming.


Blessed these past months by:

Monday September 9, 2019

7:00 PM

Terry Glaspey








Harvest House editor, Terry, loves art and the place where it meets God. He is the author of several books on the subject, including Not a Tame Lion, the spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia.

His message: "Creative Communication through writing: Looking to the greats for Inspiration."  is sure to...well, inspire.

Monday, October 7, 2019

7:00 PM

Cynthia Ruchti





Agent with Books and Such and award-winning author of over a dozen fiction books, as well as books of hope and connection with God. Cynthia brings a message about "Writing Acoustically: The Sounds of What We Write."

Monday, November 4, 2019

7:00 PM

Lindsay Franklin

Editor, Enclave staff, and award-winning Speculative fiction writer of The Story Peddler, Lindsay, is equal part author and business person -- though she confesses to finding writing more fun. Lindsay brings us help on "Surviving the Fire Swamp of Writing."


Monday, December 2, 2019

7:00 PM



Monday, December 2, 2019

6:00 PM Book sale and Pie Social.

As befits a Pre-Christmas writer's meeting, this event is free for all to attend. Bring your writer friends, your money, and credit cards to get some awesome Christmas presents!

Janet Lee Carey


Janet writes award-winning general market YA and fantasy novels. School Library Journal calls Janet's work "fantasy at its best - original, beautiful, amazing and deeply moving." Come join Janet and learn about ordinary heroes and the unexpected twists that lead us to courageous love. Part inspiration, part writing craft.


Monday, January 6, 2020

7:00 PM

Author David Mitts


Due to unforeseen circumstances, our originally scheduled speaker, William P. Young, is unable to be with us for our January meeting. However, we're in for a real treat as author David Mitts has agreed to step in. David has written four books and is the founder and senior pastor of One New Man Ministry. He began writing while living in Israel with his family. His first book, Love versus Law or Both, brought together his unique life experience of being raised Jewish and then receiving Jesus (Yeshua) as his Messiah. David's incredible story and heart for ministry are sure to bless everyone who attends this meeting. (We are working to reschedule William P. Young for a future monthly meeting.)


Monday, February 3, 2020 7:00 PM

Conference Panel

Conferences are an excellent way to learn the writing craft and the best way to meet editors and agents-- whether you write Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Children's books, or wish to get into the movie industry.

With dozens of conferences around the country, and all of them so different, it's hard to know which to choose. Our panelists will answer questions about some  national conferences, prices, take-away, and how to make the most of your conference experience... and all in a fun Dennis Brooke style.





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.

Sadly, due to the developing situation concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we have found it necessary to cancel the 2020 Writers Renewal Conference. Those who have already registered will receive a full refund.

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