Christian Writers Fellowship
at Potomac Ministry Center
Fall Mini Writers Conference
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00am – 3:30pm
Tamela Hancock Murray
The Steve Laube Agency
Prepare to Publish
Prepare to Promote
Ask the Agent
Location: Potomac Ministry Center
14525 James Madison Hwy
Haymarket, VA 20156
June 15, 2015
A freelance writer and editor, Sarah Hamaker has written two nonfiction books: Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace (Beacon Hill Press, 2014) and Hired@Home (DPL Press, 2008). Her stories have appeared in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers. Two of Sarah’s novels have reached the semi-final round in the American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 Genesis Contest. Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband and four children, and is a certified Leadership Parenting Coach™. Visit her online at www.sarahhamaker.com, where she blogs about parenting issues.
Saturday, September 12. 2015
NVCWF 2015 Mini-Conference
Monday, May 18, 2015
Everything you ever wanted to know about grammar, mechanics, and usage, but were afraid to ask with Kaycee Emilienburg, Associate Adjunct Professor, English, retired.
Kaycee began teaching in middle schools in Ohio, then Texas. She also taught at San Antonio Community College in Texas. Since 1974, she has taught in Northern Virginia: 7th graders at Metz Middle School in Manassas for 17 years, 33 years as an Associate Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. At NOVA, she taught English and communication classes. In all Kaycee has taught the mechanics of written and spoken work for 42 years. Writing for decades, her work includes her recent online posting of her husband’s journey with cancer. She brings her extensive education and experience to helping others with their writing.
Kaycee holds a BS in English and Speech from Miami University, Oxford, OH, and a MA in Speech Communication and English from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. She and her husband John, who died of cancer in 2014, have two daughters and six grandchildren. Kaycee lives in Manassas, VA
May 11, 2015
Capital Christian Writers
Queries for Publications, Books, Radio and TV
June 15, 2015
Two Heads Are Better – Peer Critique:
a meeting dedicated to getting and giving feedback on current Work In Progress, or any writing you would like input on.
Even if I think I am truly “done,” “this just couldn’t BE any better,” I am amazed to discover it can be improved by someone else looking at it with fresh eyes. Perhaps what I’m thinking is so clear and vivid in my mind’s eye, I read into my written page even when it isn’t there. Other times it is just little things that make a big difference, like punctuation, word choice, or syntax. – Linda McWilliams
Please submit your Work in Progress for Peer Critique to email@example.com by 4/17/2015.
Guide Lines for Submissions
- MSWord compatible format
- 2 chapters (up to 3000 words) or articles, poetry, devotionals, i.e. shorter pieces
- Copies of submissions will be distributed to all who submit prior to meeting.
- Copies made available to meeting participants.
You don’t have submit to participate in Peer Critique. Please come to help the rest of us with your feedback.
May 18, 2015
Get It Write – Mechanics of Writing
Dr. Kaycee Emilienburg
Associate Adjunct Professor, English, retired
June 15, 2015
Born in the Garden State, Susan loves Bruce Springsteen, the New York Giants, and the Jersey shore. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, Susan spent time in acting and marketing. She has held top spots at Family Circle and Popular Science magazines, and today writes advertising copy, music, and the occasional column for The Huffington Post .
Susan is also the author of two memoirs. The first, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, is the laugh out loud true tale of her move from the suburbs to the sticks. The second, 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, is her charming, poignant, and uproarious follow-up.
The mother of two sons and new wife of a very successful Virginia winemaker, Susan spends her free time hosing down the dog, playing the piano (and wishing she had hands the size of Bruce Hornsby), and planning elaborate dinner parties.
NVCWF took delivery of Whispers in February. Compiling final order at special price. Order by March 20, 2015.
April 20, 2015
February meeting happenings:
A Skills Review: Tackling one of the great challenges of narrative writing by Presenter Tim Shoemaker
Book Release Party – Whispers has been released.
January and February are membership months. We welcome new and renewing members. Membership information available at NVCWF meetings or online membership/renewal. Click on Join NVCWF
Kick Starters: Writing 2015
Potomac Ministry Center
Review Whispers, NVCWF Compilation, publication 02/2015. Get in on the book launch sale.
Writing Resources Report
Pen on Fire
January and February are membership months. Now is the time to renew your membership. Membership information available at the January meeting.
Online membership/renewal. Click on Join NVCWF
Skills Review: Pesky Point of View
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Presentation by Tim Shoemaker
Sunday, December 14
4:00 – 6:00pm
Celebrate the Savior’s birth with fellow writers.
Your favorite Christmas story
Your best Christmas treats
Potomac Ministry Center
January 19, 2015 / Kick Starters – 2015 writing goals
February 16, 2015 / Skills Presentation
Contact Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship: firstname.lastname@example.org