Write on the Sound  to feature Carla Neggers

Travel to Edmonds for WOTS and explore answers to the mysteries of writing
Jul 17, 2012
Carla Neggers

The 27th annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission is October 5-7, 2012 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street.

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.

In addition to over thirty different workshops on Saturday and Sunday, this year’s conference boasts six Pre-Conference Workshops in the afternoon on Friday, October 5, 2012.

The Pre-Conference Workshops include three Writing and Marketing Workshops and three Critique Workshops.

Writing and Marketing Workshops:

  • “(Memoir) The Call to Write: Unraveling Truth From Within” Presented by Pope Duarte

Stella Pope Duarte is described as an author who “will enlarge humanity.” Let Their Spirits Dance (HarperCollins, 2002) won her a place on Oprah’s list. Recipient of a 2009 American Book Award, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her novel If I Die in Juárez, (2008, University of AZ Press), she is hailed as a “major, new literary voice in America.” She teaches creative writing for colleges and universities in Arizona.

  • “You’ve Got the Power: Story Telling Techniques to Bring Your Novel to Life” Presented by Dugoni

Robert Dugoni is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the David Sloane series, The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction. He has been hailed as “the undisputed king of the legal thriller” and the “heir to Grisham’s literary throne.” His work has been selected as picks of Library Journal and finalists for the Harper Lee Award.

  • “Social Media Critique– Small Group and One-On-One Consultations” Presented by Gompertz

Ron Gompertz is the indie author of No Roads Lead to Rome and The Expat’s Pajama’s - Barcelona. He focuses the other side of his brain on optimizing every aspect of Amazon.com and unlocking the basic keys to social media marketing.

Critique Workshops

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 three instructors teach in the English Department at Edmonds Community College.

  • Nonfiction: Presented by Marcia Woodard
  • Fiction: Presented by Dan Hurley
  • Poetry: Presented by Holly Hughes


Travel to Edmonds for WOTS and explore answers to the mysteries of writing with keynote Carla Neggers,  New York Times bestselling romantic-suspense author.

For inspiration and information – make Edmonds your destination for the 27th Write on the Sound conference, October 5-7, 2012.  The conference is limited to approximately 250 participants, with early registration until September 4 – $127 (2 days).

Regular rate $147. The Pre-Conference Workshops are $70.

The brochure will be available online July 31. Registration for the WOTS Conference and Pre-Conference opens August 1.

The brochure and registration information will be available at www.writeonthesound.com.

Questions? 425-771-0228.



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