Pam Binder


Pam Binder is an award winning and New York Times best-selling author of the anthology, A Season in the Highlands as well as The Inscription, The Quest, The Enchantment, and My Secret Protector. Pam likes everything Celtic, and her historical, fantasy, romance and middle grade novels reflect her numerous visits to Ireland and Scotland. Pam is also an instructor in the University of Washington's Popular Fiction extension program, and winner of their Teaching Excellence Award, as well as a board member of BookFest, and President and Program Director of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 1:30pm

Why do some scenes stand out long after you’ve finished the novel?  Why do they grab you and never let go? Is it a happy accident or premeditated?  During this session students will learn the elements of the six key scenes of their novel and will have an opportunity to work on them in class.

Friday 1:30pm

Dialogue is the fastest way to improve your fiction.   Sometimes there are too many adverbs.  Sometimes there is too much “happy talk.”  The dialogue itself may be too “puffy.”  Speech is physical.  When characters speak, it should be because they are trying to further their agendas in a given scene.  This workshop will teach you the tools needed to make your dialogue sharper.