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  • Our One Day Writing Seminar is included with your full conference registration fee. If you wish to attend only ONE day at our conference the One Day Seminar is for you.
  • Attending this seminar will NOT provide you with a ticket for the Thursday evening event. To purchase tickets for the evening event please see the second page on this form.

PRICE (PNWA member):    $150.00       
           (Non-member):        $200.00
           Annual membership only $65.00

DATE: Thursday, August 4, 2011
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bellevue Hyatt Regency       

Morning session presented by C.C. (CHRIS) HUMPHREYS
TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Words are energy, compressed by the author, released by the reader.
“Words. Words? Words!!!
So says Hamlet. Chris Humphreys played him once...and shares the prince’s obsession and frustration. This award-winning author will show how, over eleven novels, he strove to put words together in the right order. He will share his discovery: that it is in moments of utter confusion that the biggest explosion of words can happen.

This seminar will explore the concepts of:
  • Discovering character.
  • Historical research is not about facts. It is the springboard for the imagination.
  • Eating Dracula’s cheese: using all the senses.

This talk is more than a travelogue in search of language. This is a quest for passion – for the inspirational moments that start us writing and help us to finish. With tales from his life, both on his feet and at his desk, sword or mouse in hand, Chris Humphreys will seek to inspire writers to channel their energies into frustrating, wild, wonderful words.

Book signing with C.C. Humphreys following morning seminar.

Afternoon sessions presented by ROBERT DUGONI
TIME: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. (Break: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.)
Getting Started and Moving in the Right Direction (12:30 - 2:00 p.m.)
From your initial query letter to your published novel the writer must convey that they understand classic story structure. This NY Times best-selling author will provide in-class exercises and assignments to help you better understand story structure so you can evaluate your novel’s plot. Discover the four stages to writing and how to determine if you should, or shouldn’t outline.

Techniques to Bring Your Novel Writing to Life (2:30 - 4:00 p.m.)
Learn how to employ time-tested techniques of best-selling authors to improve your novel writing. This workshop will focus on catching and holding the reader’s attention in the first three pages while avoiding common mistakes – the seven deadly sins that can get a manuscript rejected and how to create and sustain tension, the key to keeping readers turning the page.

Book signing with Robert Dugoni following afternoon sessions.

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