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Quote of the Week

“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.”

Harper Lee


Prompt of the Week


There's an old adage that says you can't go home, but then you do.  Write about what its like to go home after the first time being away for an extended period of time.



Summer Conference 

$475 for Members/ $550 for nonmembers

  • Conference price includes ONE Pitch Block

DoubleTree Seattle Airport

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

• Our 2016 conference program is now up! Click here to view.

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Click here to see our list of agents and editors for the 2016 conference! Specific pitch blocks can be seen here.

 PNWA Member Spotlight: 

David A. Davies

In this fast-paced, tightly woven espionage story, Chris Morehouse, a British contractor for the CIA, must intercept an assassin in Berlin. The shooter’s target: an Iranian nuclear scientist who wants to defect to the West. With minimal intelligence on the assassin—positioned somewhere in a specific high rise—Chris must find and eliminate the threat.


One split-second before the trigger pull, Chris realizes the assassin is someone he knows …very well.  David Davies takes readers on a journey that spans the globe from the United Kingdom to Germany, India to Greece,and the United States to Sweden.

 Visit David at


Member Meeting Archived

Life's a Pitch: Calm Your Conference Jitters and Prepare to Perfect Your Pitch



Monthly Member Meeting Archived

You can find Ericka Mitchell's discussion and PowerPoint on our website here.

Conference Master Classes

For the first time this year, we’re offering several Master Class intensive workshops.  These workshops run from four hours to a full day and are jam packed with insight, tips and how-tos from published authors that have been there, done that. 


Thursday, July 28th

$125 if you’re already registered for the conference; $150 if you are not attending the conference

The Art of Writing with Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author and Stephen James, award-winning bestselling author

 Navigating the Future of Publishing with Bob Mayer,  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 30 books

The Story of Your Life: A Memoir with William Kenower, author, speaker,
Editor-in-Chief of Author Magazine and beloved PNWA teacher

Sunday Master Class

$125 if you’re already registered for the conference; $200 if you are not attending the conference

Writing the Breakout  Novel with Donald Maass, legendary agent, author and founder of Donald Maass Literary Agency

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7/28/2016 » 7/31/2016
2016 PNWA Conference

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Robert Dugoni

Thursday Master Class: Navigating the Future of Publishing

Thursday Master Class: The Art of Writing, with Robert Dugoni and Steven James

Thursday Master Class: The Story of Your Life: A Memoir Master Class by William Kenower

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

Spring hours: Open Wed -Friday from 10am-3pm. 

With the conference right around the corner, Cottage hours have been scaled back for conference prep.  We will still be taking calls.

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

Phone: (425) 673-2665
Fax: (425) 961-0768