Georgetown Presbyterian Church
203 N. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
An award-winning Toastmaster as well as an award-winning author, Michele Chynoweth learned early on that speakers sell more books. She took lessons from pros like Jack Canfield (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) and began presenting workshops and landing speaking gigs at churches, Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, women's groups, and more. She'll teach you the basics about overcoming your fears, vocal variety, writing a good speech, engaging your audience, even incorporating humor so that you'll have them hanging onto every word and then lining up to buy your books!
If time permits, we will critique manuscripts. Please bring 20 copies of a maximum of three (3) double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-pt. font. Also, please use the Line Numbering feature in Microsoft Word for your manuscript (go to Layout and click Line Numbering).
Refreshments: Elizabeth Boerner and Judi Folmsbee
Left to right: Betty Kasperski, Jenna Caraway, Wilma Caraway, Candy Abbott, Marilyn Emmanuel, Melinda Egan, Ben Patterson, Victoria Cannon, Judi Folmsbee, Thelma Jones, Rebecca Jones
Purpose of DCWF
What you can expect from DCWF
Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.
Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.
There is no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.
We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.
A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).