MWA Northwest Blog

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Welcome to a growing library of posts by  writers and publishing professionals on craft, marketing, the business of writing, and more.

Connect with MWA-Northwest at Left Coast Crime 2024

Left Coast Crime 2024 Seattle Shakedown is coming up fast—and members of MWA-Northwest, including several board members, will be out in force. Whether you’re a member or not, please try to connect with board members to say hello and learn more about MWA-NW. We’ll be wandering the halls of the convention hotel, lurking in the book room, and...

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Inside the Washington Crime Lab with MWA-Northwest

On February 10, MWA-Northwest had the honor of hosting Mary Kellar of the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab Division for a terrific 90-minute webinar. Due to rules to protect the integrity of evidence and investigations, we couldn’t visit the crime lab in person, but we got the next best thing. Mary walked us through crime lab operations, sharing...

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About the Mystery Writers of America

MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, mystery readers, and professionals in the mystery and crime-writing fields. The Northwest Chapter serves members of MWA who live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

MWA-NW offers a variety of services to chapter members, including dinner meetings with guest speakers, a regular newsletter with news, professional education, and more.

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Learn how you can join the leading association for professional crime writers in the United States.