NaNoWriMo is a wonderful opportunity to stretch your writing. Check out the information available at the NaNoWriMo website.
C. S. Lakin posted some great information on her blog post.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Peer review refers to the many ways in which writers (students) can share their creative work with peers for constructive feedback and then use this feedback to revise and improve their work. For the writing process, revision is as important as drafting, but writers (students) often feel they cannot let go of their original words. By keeping an audience in mind and participating in focused peer review interactions, writers (students) can offer productive feedback, accept constructive criticism, and master revision. ReadWriteThink.org
Submit your Work in Progress for Peer Critique to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 11/11/2015.
Peer Critique is open to everyone. Please come to help the rest of us with your feedback.
Sunday, December 13
2:00 – 4:00pm
Veteran freelance writer, Valerie Amster, shares her research expertise.
Valerie Amster, freelance writer and editor from Warrenton, Virginia. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, and considers it an honor to help others tell theirs. Her most recent stories have been published in The Chronicle of the Horse. Not one to live by words alone, she also uses photography and design to tell her tales. Valerie has a degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and years of experience teaching the craft at the high school level. Her students and their publications consistently ranked among the top in the nation for their work. She is a wife and mother of two loquacious girls, and has a horse and two dogs who consider her their own. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, knitting, needlework, baking, gardening, and home canning.
November 16, 2014
Sunday, December 13, 2015
4:00 – 6:00pm
Spouses welcome (as always)
Contact Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship: email@example.com
Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship
Fall Mini Writers Conference: Prepare to Publish
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00am – 3:30pm
With Tamela Hancock Murray
Literary Agent, The Steve Laube Agency
An award-winning, bestselling author with more than 20 fiction and nonfiction books to her credit, and has written for magazines and newspapers.
Over 13 years literary agent experience.
Register for Conference
Early bird deadline: 9/6/2015
Interested in having Tamela critique your work?
Sign up for a 30 minute after Conference Paid Critique:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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