Write on the Sound (1-3 Oct.)

Usually, WOTS is an Edmonds, Washington event, but this year it’s going to be online.

It’s a small, affordable conference focused on the craft of writing. A broad variety of sessions, workshops and panel discussions are available for all levels and interests, including valuable information regarding today’s writing and publishing industry. 

Registration opens 9 August and is a la carte. The schedule includes keynote speaker Lisa See on “Building the Story: Writers’ Process & Research.”

  • There’s a writing contest opportunity for any registered authors.
  • You can have your manuscript or poetry critiqued by a professional author or writing instructor.

Workshops include:

  • Getting Published: From Traditional to Self-Publishing
  • Revision Made Easy
  • Making a Scene: Getting Your Characters to Act (Out)
  • Your Vision / Your Voice
  • It was a Dark and Stormy Night
  • What Good is Research?
  • Fifteen Tips for Getting (Happily) Published
  • Memory and Imagination: Tools for Writers of Memoir
  • Pillars of Great Nonfiction Writing
  • The Secret Power of Verbs
  • Understanding Narrative Structure
  • How Cross-Disciplinary Writing Can Enhance Your Craft and Elevate Your Career
  • Creating Emotional Impact in Fiction and Memoir
  • Spark the Fire: Improvisational Techniques for Writers
  • The Three Step Formula for Building an Author Platform
  • A Vivid Sense of Place
  • Who’s That Talking: The Problem With Point of View
  • Indigenous Ekphrastic Technique: Bending Boundaries, Breaking Barriers
  • Creating Believable Villains