Registration for Write on the Sound opens July 22Limited size makes this conference the perfect place to spark your creativity
The 28th annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission will be held Oct. 4-6, in downtown Edmonds.
One of the premier writing conferences in the Pacific Northwest, WOTS offers a unique and affordable opportunity for writers of all levels to increase their knowledge of the craft, learn about a new genre, or explore an aspect of the writing business.
Limited size makes this conference the perfect place to spark your creativity, share ideas and network with other writers.
Saturday and Sunday workshops offer over thirty sessions on craft, marketing, and specialty writing topics.
This year’s conference offers five Pre-Conference Workshops in the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 4. The Pre-Conference Workshops include three Writing and Marketing Workshops and two Critique Workshops with limited enrollment.
Writing and marketing workshops:
Writing and marketing workshops provide participants the opportunity to learn from esteemed writing professionals in an extended four-hour collegial setting. Learn valuable techniques and gain new insights in one of three different areas of interest.
- Megan Chance “Structuring the Historical Novel”
Learn the elements needed to structure a page-turning, compelling novel. This class focuses on the research, planning and analysis required in both writing and editing historical fiction
- Elizabeth Lyon “Giving Your Writing Character”
This workshop offers a collaborative creation of all levels of characterization within the context of a whole scene, fostering the ability to write rich characters and engaging scenes that readers will remember long after completing the last page.
- Brian Schwartz “Indie Publishing: 7 Steps to Self-Published Success”
The workshop covers seven topics critical to understand in the era of eBooks: Effective Market Research, A Rapid Publishing Method, Amazon Optimization Strategies, Expanding Distribution Through Partners & Affiliates, Building an Automated Marketing Machine, The Author’s ‘In-Direct’ Role in Social Media, and Evolving Paradigms in Publishing.
A unique opportunity to work closely with a published author in the genre of your choosing, receive valuable feedback on your work from the instructor, and from other students in a structured small workshop format.
All four instructors teach in the English Department at Edmonds Community College.
- Fiction: Presented by Dan Hurley and Kenny Rich
- Poetry: Presented by Holly Hughes and Amanda Laughtland
For inspiration and information, make Edmonds your destination for the 28th Write on the Sound conference, October 4-6.
The conference is limited to approximately 275 participants, with early registration until August 30 – $135 (2 days). Regular rate $150. The Pre-Conference Workshops are $73.
The full conference brochure is available online now.
Register online, beginning July 22 at 9 a.m., at www.writeonthesound.com.