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Quote of the Week

“Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.” 

- Alice Walker

Prompt of the Week

Halloween is right around the corner.  Rewrite the classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with you as Ichabod Crane.




Promote your book in the PNWA Holiday Catalog

Deadline for entry: October 31, 2016


Current PNWA Members can promote up to TWO books in our holiday catalog.  To participate, please send an email to: with "Holiday Catalog' in the subject line. 


Please include the following in your email:

  • Book title
  • Genre
  • Brief blurb (50 - 80 words ONLY)
  • JPEG of book cover
  • a link to where the book can be purchased

Again - deadline is October 31. No exceptions.

Event is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association.


 Member Spotlight

Dan Baldwin



Capricorn Rising 

Humanity currently believes it is the dominant species on Earth. That belief is not—and never has been—true. 

Dr. LaTonya Belyard never wanted to ignite a revolution. Her research into neural augmentation was intended to develop a gene-based therapy for repairing neurons through experimental testing on different species of animals. Instead, she discovers she accidentally induced human-level cognitive ability in her test subjects. Then Dr. Belyard realizes the animals are passing this mutation on to their offspring… 

When the Newbreeds demand equal rights with humans, and assimilation into our society, the march to war begins. 

Winner of the 2015 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest for Science Fiction. 

Available here.


October Member Meeting

Sighs & Eye-Rolling: Showing a Story Through Body Language




Mark your calendars! 


Join us as Lindsay Schopfer, sci-fi and fantasy author will be discussing how to use body language in your book to help tell your story.

Thursday, October 13th, 7pm - 8:30pm

King County Library Service Center

960 Newport Way NW

Issaquah, WA 98027

Fall Workshops at the Cottage



Write Your Story - Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Nov. 30

Get that idea for a novel down on paper.


After the First Draft - Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Nov. 29

Polish up that first draft.


Memoir - Saturday, Oct. 22 - Nov. 19th

The art and craft of memoir


For more details and to register, click here.


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