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Conference News. Posted on August 12, 2015.

Schedule Change: Science Fiction/Fantasy Breakout Session

Due to high interest, Django Wexler’s breakout  (Three Common Problems in writing SF &F) will be offered twice. In addition to the 2:30 session, it will be offered at 1:30 as well. If this new option changes your preference for which breakouts you will attend, please CLICK HERE to change your selections on the Registration Page. Thank you, and see you in a few weeks!

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Conference News. Posted on April 22, 2016.

2016 Writers Competition Finalists!

We’re happy to announce, in alphabetical order, all the finalists in the 2016 Write On The River Writers Competition. The 1st,2nd and 3rd place awards for fiction and nonfiction will be announced at the May 14 Writers Conference. Check back here in early May to read the winning submissions and learn more about the authors. Courtney Burke “You” Desire’e Donohue “The Nova Project” Eron Drew “Tattoo” (Honorable Mention) Lauren Loebsack “The Last Boy” Robert Longmeier “The Face in the Window” Kay Pearson “August Reveries” Ruth Watkins “Welcome to the Family”

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Conference News. Posted on April 7, 2016.

2016 Writers Competition – Final Reminder!

Time’s running out to enter the 2016 Writers Competition! All entries are due by February 12th, so get those fingers flying! Submit your most polished, promising piece of prose or nonfiction. With $1,200 in prize money, our contest is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries will be honored on our website and at our May 2016 Conference. This contest is open to any writer living in Washington state. Entries must be in the mail by February 12, so don’t delay. Good luck, and happy writing! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AND CONTEST DEADLINES: WriteOnTheRiver2016Competition

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Conference News. Posted on February 3, 2016.

January Workshop: Bring Your Characters to Life with the Enneagram System!

The ancient system of personality typing known as the Enneagram offers a powerful technical tool for developing original and dimensional characters. Familiarity with the nine basic types can help writers sharpen conflicts between characters to make dramatic situations more compelling. Being aware of the connections between story genres and Enneagram types provides insights into why we are drawn to create thrillers, romantic comedies, science fiction or other kinds of stories. Join Write On The River and noted children’s author Claire Rudolph Murphy on January 30 from 9:00am-Noon for this illuminating, inspiring workshop to push your characters deeper and your writing further. This workshop will introduce writers to this system and how it can apply to fiction and nonfiction characters and provide insight into one’s own writing life. REGISTER NOW! COST Only $15 for Write On The River Members (JOIN NOW!), $50 for non-members BREAKDOWN First hour: Intro to the nine enneagram

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Conference News, Upcoming Events. Posted on January 4, 2016.