Ben Patterson will lead the meeting on February 21, which begins at 9:00. An agenda will be distributed at the meeting, and the focus will be "The Important First Chapter": hook, characters, environment, hints toward story's outcome, when to introduce the villain, etc. Group involvement is encouraged. This will be a "writers helping writers" forum, so consider well what you wish to bring to the table, and what you wish to take away.
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.
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 helping you take your writing to the next level.
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).