Georgetown Presbyterian Church
203 N. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
DCWF member Sharon Louth, author of Always Remember to Breathe, will facilitate our June meeting. Sharon is also a counselor at the Delaware Small Business Development Center. During the teaching segment, she will not only discuss tips and tricks on promoting and marketing your book like a master but the importance of writing a business plan. Even if your manuscript is a work in progress, you'll want to write with the end result in mind: who will want to read my book and how can I get their attention? Is word of mouth marketing the most effective way of getting it into the hands of people who will spread the word? Should you be using social media to build a buzz? Have you developed your website? If not, why not? Sharon wants you to know that you need to “market every day”…..and much more! You are encouraged to share which marketing tools have worked best for you. Bring your questions too. Betty Kasperski will open the meeting with prayer and a devotional, and Rebecca Jones will provide refreshments. The agenda includes time for critiques, so bring up to five double-spaced manuscript pages if you like.
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).