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Our winter schedule is now available.
will be held at the Writers' Cottage (317 NW Gilman Blvd, Space #8, Issaquah, WA 98027)


The Saggy Middle - fiction course
Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. Pam is a New York Times best-selling author and Professor with the U.W. Extension Program

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($400/member - $500/nonmember)

Presented by PNWA Board Member and Author magazine Editor-in-Chief William Kenower. 

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Presented by Beth Jusino. Beth is a freelance editor, writer, teacher, and publishing consultant with fifteen years of experience.

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BEGINNING JANUARY 14, 2015 (ten week session) ENDING MARCH 18, 2015

Class Concentration
Please note that the Spring quarter will concentrate on the important scenes at the end of your novel.

Key topics about your novel’s middle that will be explored.

  • Writing the synopsis
  • Key Scenes that will avoid a sagging middle
  • How to deepen character relationships.
  • How to make the reader care what’s happening.
  • How to justify the final battle or final choice that will wrap things up at the end.
  • Is there a sense of death (physical, professional, or psychological) that overhangs?
  • Is there a strong enough reason keeping your characters together?
  • Is your plot strong enough to hold your reader’s attention?
  • Do my scenes contain conflict or tension?
  • Writing smooth scene transitions and bridge scenes.
  • Plotting.
  • Pacing.
  • Revision techniques
  • Voice and Style

BEGINNING JANUARY 17, 2015 (five week session) ENDING FEBRUARY 21, 2015


FEBRUARY 28, 2015 (6 hour class)

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

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

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