• Seattle Writes

    POV (Part I): The Power of Perspective

    Novelist Peter Mountford takes a look at point of view – first, second, third – to help writers find the best perspective for their fiction. Part 1 of 2.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 11.38MB] [Play time: 0 hr 24 min]

  • Seattle Writes

    POV (Part II): Third Limited – Your Limitation Is Your Strength

    Learn more about close personal third point of view – how to spot it readings, how to develop it in your own writing – with award-winning novelist Peter Mountford. Part 2 of 2.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 11.22MB] [Play time: 0 hr 24 min]

  • Jolie Stekly

    Seattle Writes And SCBWI: Writers' Tips, Resources And Children's Publishing 101

    The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators of Western Washington offers an introduction to writing and illustrating for children and teens.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 38.12MB] [Play time: 1 hr 23 min]

  • Seattle Writes

    Seattle Writes - Fear and Writing

    Join novelist Peg Cheng in learning how fear is a natural part of the creative process and how you can use fear to propel your writing, rather than hinder it.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 11.91MB] [Play time: 0 hr 24 min]

  • Seattle Writes

    Seattle Writes – Conflict: The Machine of Fiction with Karen Finneyfrock

    Join Karen Finneyfrock as she discusses the ways conflict drives novels. Explore the types of conflict present in a story, and participate in exercises to help you tease out the conflicts in your story, setting, characters, and dialogue. A poet and writer of young adult fiction, Finneyfrock has taught Seattle Writes workshops on character, scene, the hero's journey, and much more.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 12.08MB] [Play time: 0 hr 26 min]

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    Seattle Writes – 5 Things You Need to Know Before You Self Publish with Beth Jusino

    Beth Jusino dispenses five crucial pieces of advice for any author considering self-publishing. Learn how to approach publishing your novel as a business, including when and how to hire people to help you. Beth Jusino is the author of The Author's Guide to Marketing and has taught numerous Seattle Writes classes on the craft of marketing for the self-publishing writer.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 10.66MB] [Play time: 0 hr 23 min]

  • Seattle Writes

    Seattle Writes – The Art of Dialogue with Nancy Rawles

    Nancy Rawles looks at the way dialogue can enliven fiction, nonfiction, plays, screenplays and poetry. She discusses ways in which dialogue can swiftly convey the essence of character, conflict or background information, and offers suggestions for exercises writers can use to practice writing dialogue. Nancy Rawles is the author of My Jim and several other works of fiction, and teacher of Seattle Writes workshops on dialogue and the art of writing feelings.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 12.43MB] [Play time: 0 hr 27 min]

  • Seattle Writes

    Residencies Revealed: Writers and Programs Tell All

    Retreat directors and writers share inside tips for applying for and attending writing residencies and retreats. Hear about what residencies offer writers. First, administrators from retreat and residency programs offer insight into the application process and answer some common questions. Then listen to local writers share from their experiences choosing, applying to, and attending residencies at regional and further-flung programs.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 44.11MB] [Play time: 1 hr 36 min]

  • Seattle Writes

    Seattle Writes: Writing Teen Fiction

    Are you working on a young adult (YA) novel? Don't miss this panel discussion for insight from three published YA authors on the writing and publishing process.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 29.99MB] [Play time: 1 hr 05 min]

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    Seattle Writes: Taking the Mystery out of Getting Published

    Six published crime writers unveil the mysteries of writing and publishing in today's evolving marketplace. -- Panelists include: Bernadette Pajer, Mike Lawson, Charles Philipp Martin, Waverly Fitzgerald, Judy Dailey, and Leslie Budewitz.

    Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 35.37MB] [Play time: 01 hr 17 min]