Northwest Christian Writers Association


Our membership ranges from experienced published authors to beginners. Whether you're a veteran writer or are exploring the arena of writing for the first time, you'll fit right in.

Learn More

May 6, 2024 - Chris Lumry

Seven Science-Informed Tips to Refreshing Joy & Momentum in Your Creative Process

Chris Lumry is a filmmaker, author of Creativity UnlockedCreativity Activated, and Create Today, and founder OneStepGrowth, a mission-driven company, to help people increase joy and purpose through neuroscience-informed approaches to creativity. He studied public affairs at Princeton and holds Master’s degrees in business and public policy from Harvard. After working on international social impact projects and in Silicon Valley, an unexpected wellness journey and personal awakening sparked a new approach to life and unlocked his own creativity. Favorite expressions include electronic music, sand volleyball, strategy ideation, movies, and nerding out on policy over a cup of Earl Grey tea. He also leads OneStepHope, a nonprofit that creates hope-filled content to reduce stigma and inspire action around substance use disorders and related challenges. Its first feature-length documentary highlights transformative solutions being pioneered in Alaska.

Learn More

A Time to Write

Learn More


Our monthly meetings include a featured speaker providing insight, instruction & encouragement for our writing journeys. Opportunities for members to make presentations and share milestones.

Learn More


Membership includes some great benefits in addition to our meetings. The benefits include critique groups, members-only Facebook group, access to a membership directory and editors connection page.

Sign Up


Our annual spring Renewal Conference features dynamic speakers, a line of workshops, editor/agent appointments, professional manuscript critiques, and other things to encourage you in your writing.

Learn More

Access to Recordings Available

Taming MS Word's References Beast

Citing sources properly using Word's References system saves so many headaches as your file moves through the editing and typesetting process! In this workshop, discover the publishing standards for citing sources (some surprising changes in recent years). We'll discuss the dos and don'ts and whys, plus you'll receive Dori's updated formats for citing sources. You can still register to receive access to the recording through December 31, 2023.

Taming MS Word's References Beast Recording 

Taming the Editing Level Beast

Author and editor, Dori Harrell, presented a workshop on the various levels of editing. It covered what type of edit occurs at each level and what you need to do to prepare. You can still register to receive access to the recording through December 31, 2023.

Taming the Editing Level Beast Recording

Taming the MS Word Beast

If you missed Dori's Workshop on tips for using MS Word for your manuscript. You can still register to receive access to the recording through December 31, 2023. For more information and to register click the link below.

Taming the MS Word Beast Workshop Recording

Copyright © by NCWA. All rights reserved.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software