A supper club connecting
Whatcom writers and industry speakers
Online meeting Nov. 11th
Our third meeting for the year is coming up. Details for how to get online are posted below and a reminder will be sent if you are not on our newsletter list sign up now.
Join us online for What Your Character Wants Matters Most
Objectives, obstacles, and stakes all play a crucial role in creating a solid, marketable manuscript. Author and developmental editor Elena (Hartwell) Taylor leads a discussion on the importance of clear character goals, the power of what stands in their way, and the significance of why it matters, in developing authentic characters that will engage agents, editors, and readers. The interaction between character goals and plot rounds out this talk on writing and revising any work in progress. Appropriate for fiction, narrative non-fiction, and memoir.
Elena Taylor’s first mystery series, the Eddie Shoes Mysteries, written under the name Elena Hartwell, introduced a quirky mother/daughter crime fighting duo. With her latest, All We Buried, Elena brings the readers to a much more serious and atmospheric novel. Located in her beloved Washington State, Elena uses her connection to the environment to produce a forbidding story of small-town secrets and things that won’t stay buried.
How to access the event:
1. Go to
2. On the front page, you will see “Next up at the Village.”
3. Click on the WWP event. This link will also get you to the right place. https://www.villagebooks.com/event/litlive-wwp-101420
4. Below the logo, you will see “CLICK TO ATTEND.” You need to do this ahead of time—now is a good time—but you can do it a few minutes ahead of the meeting.
5. The meeting will go live at 7pm, so if you get there early, you will not see a video. However, the chat box will be live, so you can start commenting. We encourage you to post links to your pages, news about your books, or simply your greetings to the group.
6. If you are attending your first-ever WWP meeting, we are looking into inviting you up to introduce yourself. Unlike Zoom, not everyone attending will be visible or audible.
New to WWP
Welcome, Pacific Northwest Writers!
We meet every second Wednesday from September to June in scenic Bellingham, WA. Supper starts at 5:30, and the speaker starts at 7:00. Happy hour prices at Nikki's Bella Marina (see map below) apply until 6, if you want a drink to relax while you chat and have dinner upstairs in the Skyline room.
The 2020-2021 year Dues are suspended. Dues are 25 dollars a year or 40 for two years. We use the dues to pay for our speakers to come from around the region, and for an occasional table at local writer events. Our dues year runs from September to June, like our meetings, but will roll over if you pay late in the cycle. If you want to try us out first, feel free. Speakers in the past have included authors Cami Ostman and Robert Dugoni, and agent Donald Maass, covering topics such as social media, self-publishing, memoirs, mixed media, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. It is our goal to offer something for everyone, no matter your place in the writing journey-- just starting or long-published. Old school or new. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic, let us know, but if it has been covered recently it might not be picked up.
Pay your dues
25 for 1 year
40 for 2 years
40 for couples
To pay online, please provide name and email address on the form so we can keep track of you.
We have a paypal account if you would prefer to pay on line. You can also pay by check; just drop it off with the treasurer at a meeting.