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Quote of the Week


"Nature herself seems, I say to take the pen out of his hand, and to write for him with her own bare, sheer, penetrating power."


-Matthew Arnold

Prompt of the Week

Write about the dragon the princess rescues from the knight.

PNWA Classes

Writing Classes at the Cottage start next week! 


After the First Draft

Tuesday, June 6th

6:30 pm

Register HERE.


Writer Your Story

Wednesday, June 7th 

6:30 pm

Register HERE.



Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA  98027



Conference Registration

DoubleTree Hotel Seatac,

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

PNWA 2017 Conference: July 20 - 23, 2017

$475 for PNWA Members/ $575 Nonmembers

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Registration includes:

- Access to over 70 workshops

- 1 Pitch Block

- 1 event ticket for each of the three evening events


Not currently a member? Membership is just $65. Click HERE to join PNWA.






Master Class: C.C. Humphreys




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Have you got a book in you?

Join award-winning, bestselling author Chris (C. C.) Humphreys, for a one day writing workshop that will help you banish the critic, release your creativity, and introduce you to the secrets of novel construction, character development and sheer storytelling fun.

Subjects will include: the separate stages of writing - from first idea to final edit; how to create great characters; plotting; editing; dialogue; the synopsis, the pitch.Come for a day of fun and hard work: it’s time the world heard your story!

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Volunteer at the Conference 

It's easy! Moderate a session you already plan to attend.  Shoot us an email at with 'Volunteer' in the subject line. We'll send you a link to sign up to volunteer. 


Young Author's Day

Join us as we explore and introduce young authors to the world of writing. No registration required.

Writing Workshops and activities for age groups 8-13 and 13-16 only.

Thursday, July 20th
Noon - 4:00 pm

Program Schedule available HERE.

Note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

DoubleTree Hotel, SeaTac, WA
18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188
Evergreen Rooms, Second Floor

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Thursday Keynote Dessert Reception: Natalie Baszille, Author of Queen Sugar

7/20/2017 » 7/23/2017
2017 PNWA Conference

Thursday Master Class: Write a novel – from first inspiration to final edit – with C. C. Humphreys

Thursday Master Class: Twelve-Stage Writer’s Model of Structure With Christopher Vogler

Friday Night Featured Dinner moderated by Robert Dugoni

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Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Fall hours: Open Monday -Friday from 10am-3pm. 

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Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665



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Helping authors with writing resources and hosting the summer writer's conference for 62 years.