Jul 31 2015

Prepare to Publish

Northern Virginia
Christian Writers Fellowship

Presents

NVCWF 2015 Mini-Conference
Saturday, September 12, 2015

at Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

Tamela-Web-Photo-150x150with Literary Agent Tamela Hancock Murray
The Steve Laube Agency

8:30am Registration
9:00am – 3:30pm

Lunch Included

Paid Critique

Conference Flyer

 


Jul 3 2015

2015 Mini Conference

Fall Mini Writers Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:30am Registration
9:00am – 3:30pm
Lunch included

Tamela-Web-Photo-150x150

Tamela Hancock Murray
Literary Agent
The Steve Laube Agency

Prepare to Publish 
Prepare to Promote
Ask the Agent  

Location:  Potomac Ministry Center
14525 James Madison Hwy
Haymarket, VA 20156

Register for Conference
Paid Critique

Conference Flyer


May 31 2015

MARKETING For Writers

June 15, 2015

NVCWF Meeting

7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker

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.

 

Coming Soon

July 29-August 1, 2015
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference

Saturday, September 12. 2015
NVCWF 2015 Mini-Conference

 


May 3 2015

Write it Right

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

7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

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

 

Coming Soon:

May 11, 2015
Capital Christian Writers
Queries for Publications, Books, Radio and TV
Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker

Sarah Hamaker

June 15, 2015
NVCWF Meeting
MARKETING
Sarah Hamaker
Published author

July 29-August 1, 2015
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference


Apr 12 2015

April 20 – Two Heads Are Better

writing

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

 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  novachristianwriters@gmail.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.

Peer Critique Information

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

 

Coming Up:

May 18, 2015
NVCWF Meeting
Get It Write – Mechanics of Writing
Dr. Kaycee Emilienburg
Associate Adjunct Professor, English, retired

June 15, 2015
NVCWF Meeting
Marketing
Sarah Hamaker
Published author

July 29-August 1, 2015
Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference

 


Mar 8 2015

March 16 – Writing Humor

Writing Humor

with
Susan McCorkindale

Monday, March 16
7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

Susan McCorkindaleBorn 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.

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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.

 

whispersNVCWF took delivery of Whispers in February. Compiling final order at special price. Order by March 20, 2015.

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Coming Up:

April 20, 2015
NVCWF Meeting
Peer Critique

April 11, 2015
Lancaster Christian Writers Super Saturday
8:30am – 4:30pm
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster, PA 17601

July 29-August 1, 2015
Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference

 


Feb 16 2015

Snow Postpones 2/16 NVCWF Meeting

snow

Rescheduled

Sunday, February 22,

4:00 – 6:00pm

 

Same place, same program



Feb 13 2015

2/16/2015 

February meeting happenings:

  • Pesky Point of View

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A Skills Review: Tackling one of the great challenges of narrative writing by Presenter Tim Shoemaker

Presented at Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, 2011

 

 

  •  Book Release Party – Whispers has been released. whispers

7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

 

 

 Join NVCWF

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 

 

Coming Up:

March 16
Writing Humor
Susan McCorkindaleSusan McCorkindale

 


Jan 9 2015

Kick Start Your Writing for 2015

January Meeting

1/19/2015
Kick Starters: Writing 2015jumpstart

Meeting at:
7:00pm
Potomac Ministry Center
Gainesville, VA

Review Whispers, NVCWF Compilation, publication 02/2015. Get in on the book launch sale.

Writing Resources Report
Pen on fire

 

Pen on Fire

 

 

 

 

 

Join NVCWF
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 

Coming Opportunities

February 16
Skills Review: Pesky Point of View
ShoemakerZOR_2123_r-e1411519902457-231x300Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Presentation by Tim Shoemaker

 

 

 

March 16
Writing Humor
Susan McCorkindaleSusan McCorkindale

 


Nov 20 2014

Christmas Fellowship

 Sunday, December 14

 4:00 – 6:00pm

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Celebrate the Savior’s birth with fellow writers.

Share:

  •  Caroling

  • Your favorite Christmas story

  • Your best Christmas treats

Meeting at:
Potomac Ministry Center

Coming up

January 19, 2015 /  Kick Starters – 2015 writing goals

February 16, 2015 /  Skills Presentation

 

Contact Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship: novachristianwriters@gmail.com