Jun 1 2016

All About Nonfiction Writing

Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker

Monday, June 20
7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

Nonfiction writing has more breadth and depth than most people realize. Come find out about the different sub-genres under the nonfiction banner and how you can turn your own experiences, expertise and enthusiasms into articles, books, blogs and more!
Sarah

BIO: Sarah Hamaker is a published author of both fiction and nonfiction books and a frequent contributor at Crosswalk.com and ParentGuru.com. She has also written pieces for the Washington Post’s On Parenting blog and Local Living print edition. Sarah’s stories have appeared in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and her romantic suspense novel, The Dark Guest, won the 2015 ACFW Genesis contest. Visit her online at www.sarahhamaker.com. Sarah has also written two nonfiction books, including Ending Sibling Rivalry: Moving Your Kids From War to Peace.

Coming Up

No meetings in July and August

Web Presence Mosaic – Annual Mini-Conference
Saturday, September 10

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Apr 29 2016

NOVA Writers Peer Critique

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Monday, May 23|
7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

Peer Critique – Two Heads Are Better
a meeting  dedicated to getting and giving feedback with your writing colleagues

  • current Work In Progress
  • working on eliminating “to be” verbs – submit the before and after
    We’ll review it together.
  • 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 follow instructions below:

Peer Critique submissions: novachristianwriters@gmail.com by 5/18/2016. 


Guidelines 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.

Peer Critique Information

You don’t have submit to participate in Peer Critique. Please come to help the rest of us with your feedback.


Apr 14 2016

Writing For Your Church

Your literary gifts and your faith community.

LisaPotter

Lisa Potter shares her experience with writing and directing church drama productions along with resources you can use in writing for your church.

April 18

7:00pm

Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, Virginia  20156

Coming in May

Peer Critique
Monday, May 16

Share your WIP, work in progress, with your colleagues.
In the presence of many counselors is wisdom.

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Mar 11 2016

Christian Writer’s Conferences – Worth the investment?

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Don’t Miss This One

Writer’s Conference season is upon us. Should you invest in a Christian Writer’s Conference experience?

Hear from veteran NVCWF wordsmiths and a first time conference attendee about the benefits of attending a Christian Writer’s Conference.

Also offering:

  • List of Christian Writer’s Conferences

  • Q & A about conferences

  • Mini mechanics for writers session

March 21

7:00pm

Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, Virginia  20156

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Feb 22 2016

Book Party Tonight

Monday, February 22

Characters

You Know and Love

Book Party

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Celebrating the coming release of the 2016 Northern Virginia Christian Writers Compilation.

  • Readings from book submissions

  • Writing tips

7:00pm

Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, Virginia  20156

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Feb 15 2016

New Book Party Date

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11477005-book-party-bannersmallerNVCWF Book Party postponed

Same time; same place
New date:  2/22/2016
Details


Jan 31 2016

NOVA Christian Writers Book Party

11477005-book-party-bannersmallerMonday, February 15

Characters

You Know and Love

Book Party

Celebrating the coming release of the 2016 Northern Virginia Christian Writers Compilation.

  • Readings from book submissions

  • Writing tips

7:00pm

book party buffett10

Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, Virginia  20156

 

NVCWF Membership month / Join now

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Jan 28 2016

Compilation Deadline Extended

NVCWF Annual Compilation
Characters We Know and Love
Submission deadline extended

Due: 2/1/2016
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Coming up

Characters We Know and Love

Book Party

NVCWF February Meeting
2/15/2016
7:00pm

Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, Virginia  20156

 

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Jan 3 2016

Presenting Write to Ignite

NVCWF January Meeting
1/18/2016
7:00pm

Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Highway
Gainesville, Virginia  20156

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Featuring our own Elaine Beachy as presenter.

Elaine Beachy

Elaine received a writing diploma in 1992 with the Institute of Children’s Literature of Redding Ridge, Connecticut. She is the published author of three children’s books: Biff and Becka’s Springtime Escapades and Biff and Becka’s Stupendous Vacation, and Biff and Becka’s Splendiferous Christmas, a trilogy for children ages 7 – 11. Information about the books at http://www.elainebeachy.com/ Elaine blogs at Elaine’s Place: Turning Hearts toward Home, www.elaine-beachy.blogspot.com An experienced Bible teacher and presenter, she is also a member of the Northern Virginia Christian Writer’s Fellowship. She and her husband Dave of forty-eight years live in Manassas, VA. They have three children and four grandchildren.

NVCWF Annual Compilation
Characters We Know and Love
Submission due: 1/18/2016
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January/February – NVCWF Membership Months

Annual Dues: $30.00
Join online


Dec 18 2015

2016 Annual Compilation

NVCWF Annual Compilation
Characters We Know and Love
Submission due: 1/18/2016
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