DCWF 2014 Christmas Anthology - HOT OFF THE PRESS

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For readers who delight in probing the faith-filled, deep meaning of Christmas as well as the fun of holiday customs and traditions. This is the fourth anthology compiled and published by Fruitbearer Publishing LLC on behalf of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship. We hope the content of this Christmas book, which contains a variety of stories, devotionals, poems, puzzles, songs, and tidbits, will enhance your Christmas experience this year and for years to come. Published by Candy Abbott, founder and director of Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship.

 

 

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS: The book is available at the wholesale rate of $10 to members of DCWF. Sell them for the retail price of $15 and keep the $5, or use this as a fundraising opportunity for your church or community. Contact Candy Abbott for details (302.856.6649).

 

 

OUR NEXT MEETING - December 20, 2014

Claire Smith, Facilitator for the December meeting

Claire Smith will lead the meeting on December 20, which begins at 9:00. An agenda will be distributed at the meeting, and the focus will be _____________________.

 

If you have a manuscript you would like to have critiqued, please bring a minimum of 10 copies of five or less double spaced pages. No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as our gentle observations of areas that could be improved.

 

DCWF tradition calls for those attending to bring Christmas treats to share, so bring your appetite.

 

Gail Atlas, our Meeting Coordinator, is organizing an ongoing Prayer Email for DCWF. If you are interested in sharing needs with and praying for one another, please send an email to her with your name and preferred email under the subject "DCWF Prayer."

 

Looking forward to another great meeting to end the year. 

Meeting Schedule

DCWF meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (with a few exceptions). Click here for the agenda and meeting dates and locations. We're a friendly group, eager to share resources about conferences, books, websites -- anything that will strengthen us as Christians who write. We hope you'll feel right at home from your first visit. If you ever find an exception to that, let us know!

Call for Submissions

If you're interested in submitting your manuscript for publication, we often have opportunities that we'll post on this page. Right now, we're accepting manuscripts for our DCWF's 2015 Christmas book (stories, devotionals, poems, puzzles, and more). One of our award-winning authors, Wilma Caraway, is compiling an anthology about things that kids say. Click this page to find out more.

 

 

 

 

Manuscript Critiques

At our regular meetings, we have a critique session, so bring your manuscript (8-10 copies of up to five double-spaced pages). No trembling, new folks--we'll point out the strengths as well as observations of areas that could be improved.

 

 

Pictures from our 2014 Collins Pond Retreat

Pictures from our 2013 Collins Pond Retreat

Pictures from our 2012 Collins Pond Retreat

 

 Purpose of DCWF

 

  • To encourage Christians on the Delmarva Peninsula to write with excellence in as many ways as possible, as diligently as possible. (Just imagine the impact if every believer who ever thought of writing were to put those words on paper and share them with a few close friends. From letters to articles to books and self-publishing, opportunities abound.)

 

  • To knit a strong foundation of encouragement, undergirding, and support, spurring one another on toward love and good deeds–all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:24-25). The word "Fellowship" in our name is as important as "Writing."

 

  • To provide training for excellence through seminars, publications, critiquing, guest speakers, etc., so that we may present ourselves to God as workers who do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

 

2012 Collins Pond Writers' Retreat
We're a friendly group! Whether you're a beginning writer or published author, Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship is eager to come alongside to help. We offer encouragement, inspiration, writing resources, education, prayer, and fellowship.

 

 

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).

 

 

President Abe Lincoln makes a guest appearance for an interview at the DCWF January 18, 2014 meeting

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