September 6, 2014 -The Writer’s Journey – from a woman’s point of view

Event:             Greater Seattle RWA
Date/Time:      September 6, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.
Location:         TBA

The Writer’s Journey – from a woman’s point of view.

We’ve grown up hearing about Christopher Vogler’s book, The Writer’s Journey, based on the research by Joseph Campbell. And from the Ordinary World, Crossing The First Threshold, to the Return With The Elixir, Vogler’s structure is said to be the Holy Grail for writers.  A student in one of Pam’s classes made an interesting observation.  This Mythic Structure has a male point of view.  Perhaps that is why at times it seems difficult to grasp.  Join Pam Binder while she plots a novel using a parallel structure, based on a woman’s point of view.

April 2-June 4, 2014 – Popular Fiction I

Popular Fiction I – Spring Quarter Instructor:  Pam Binder Location:    University of Washington Campus    

April 15 – June 17, 2014: Polishing Your Novel

Workshop:  Polishing Your Novel 10 – Week Intensive – April 15 – June 17, 2014   Location:  Writer’s Cottage (Home of PNWA)                      Gilman Village                      317 Gilman Blvd. Space 8                      Issaquah, WA   Points covered in the 10 – week intensive designed to help you polish your novel. Creating a production schedule TheContinue Reading

October 24-26, 2014 – Surrey Writers Conference

Presenter:  Pam Binder

October 17-19, 2014 – Emerald City Conference

Event:              ECWC – Emerald City Conference                                             Date:               October 17-19, 2014 Location:         Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA Topic:              The Six Key Scenes In A Novel   Description: The Six Key Scenes In A Novel:  Why do some scenes stand out long after you’ve finished the novel?  Why do they grab you and never letContinue Reading

May 10, 2014 – RWA Vancouver BC

Presenter:     Pam Binder Event:            Romance Writers of America, Vancouver BC Chapter                         (RWAGV) Location:      South Barnaby United Church                         7551 – Gray Ave. – Barnaby, Vancouver BC Date/Time:  May 10, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. Description: Time Travel and Romance – the perfect combination.  The most recent movie, About Time, enforces that the genre isContinue Reading

The Writer’s Life – roller coaster or merry-go-round?

Ask yourself; is your writing life a roller coaster, or a merry-go-round? This question occurred to me after watching the 1989 movie Parenthood with Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards and one of my favorite actors, Keanu Reeves, before he became the mega star of Matrix.  Steve Martin’s character, Gil, wanted a quiet, uneventful life,Continue Reading

Genre versus Literary Fiction

    These days the lines are blurring between genre and literary fiction.  Romance books are layered and textured, mystery novels are so seductive you can taste the air, and fantasy — well — all I’ll say on the matter is GAME OF THRONES. For more of my thoughts on the topic, go to the UniversityContinue Reading

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Winter Solstice, or Yule, as it is known in Celtic celebrations has taken on new importance this year.   But is December 21, the end of the world, as some speculate, or the dawn of a new age of awareness, inspiration and kindness? Before answering that question, lets explore the meaning of Winter Solstice.Continue Reading

Summer Solstice

“On the Summer Solstice … Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass.” —William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream First the boring definition: “Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt toContinue Reading


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