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Quote of the Week

“If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.”

Anne Tyler


Prompt of the Week


You find your own suicide note. It's unmistakably your handwriting, it is stained with what can only be blood, and it is dated three days ago.


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: 

Penelope Wright


No Use For a Name

Fifteen-year-old “Baby” Anderson never thought much about her nickname, until she goes for her driver’s permit and discovers her parents just flat-out forgot to name her. As if being in high school wasn’t enough of an identity crisis. 

As the fifth kid of her trashy, abusive mother and her barely-there father, home has never been a sanctuary. Cheerleading, the hot football player Derek Mottola, and her crazy cousin Kaia, are Baby’s escape from the reality of her messed-up life. She vows to keep her toxic family a secret, but as she tries on new identities and navigates the social ups and downs of her sophomore year, her two worlds collide. 

Turns out, it’s not that easy to keep your identity private, even if you don’t have one.


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

Looking to take your writing to the next level? Learn how from legendary agent, Donald Maass.


Writing the Breakout Novel with Donald Maass

Sunday, July 31, 2016  8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

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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

Community Search

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