DCWF Satellite Writers' Groups

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The Power of a Rewrite

The right words ARE powerful!

 

Please enjoy this one-minute clip. It has meaning for all writers . . . for all people.



DCWF Yahoo Group! 

 

Do you desire a more in-depth critique than time allows during our regular meetings? Then post your manuscript in the "Current Meeting" folder on our Yahoo! group. Here's how:

 

You can feel confident posting your manuscript on our Yahoo! group because of the secure server. Only approved members of the fellowship will be able to open them.


To join, visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCWF


We encourage you to post your manuscript one week prior to the meeting so we'll have time to critique it in advance.


If you edit a posted manuscript, print out your "track changes" pages and bring them to the meeting to discuss and present to the author during our critique time.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTING:

If you want to post a manuscript on our Yahoo! group in advance of the meeting, sign in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCWF. Then look on the left-hand side at the menu options. Click on "Files." When that window opens, you'll see a folder for the current meeting. Open it and click "Add File" near the top on the right. Click click on "Browse" for the File Name you want to add. Then click the "Upload" button  at the bottom right. If this doesn't work, send it to me via email, and I'll post it for you.



NON-MEETING POSTS:

If you have a WIP you want feedback on but don't plan to present it at a regular meeting, you may post your manuscript in the blank area. Again, be sure to post a message so we'll know it's there. Members may email their critiques directly to the author.

Prophecy for Christian Writers

Gold Pen Prophecy by Bill Yount
This prophecy was given on November 24, 2003. If you are a Christian who writes, composes music, or publishes as God leads, this will encourage you to press on.
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Writer Services and Helpful Contacts

ALMOST A WRITER

Free author resources, business advice, and writing instruction delivered every day right to your inbox.

 

CAT & MOUSE PRESS

A Playful Publisher: Cat & Mouse Press publishes interesting and entertaining books, runs the Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest and provides resources for writers. Come play with us!

 

MY BOOK THERAPY

Susan May Warren's website: The Craft and Coaching Community for Novelists

 

GRAMMAR GIRL

Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language.



UTMOST CHRISTIAN WRITERS

Direct links to Christian writers' markets! Just click and find guidelines to most U.S. Christian publishers. This is a Canadian non-profit endeavor. What a find!

 

RANTS & RAMBLINGS

On Life as a Literary Agent . . . This active, insightful blog by Rachelle Gardner, literary agent, is a goldmine for writers. Scroll down the topical list on the right for one of the best discussions I have seen on the subject of self-publishing.


GRAMMAR HELP

Free e-mail newsletter that helps you improve your writing and grammar skills!

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT PASSIVE VS. ACTIVE VOICE?

Chek out Pullum's YouTube series. Click the link above for part one.

 

MARLENE BAGNULL

PHILADELPHIA/COLORADO CONFERENCES and more
Don’t miss the dynamic connections afforded by this site. Marlene Bagnull, director of the Colorado and Philadelphia Christian Writers Conferences, includes a wealth of information for Christian writer’s conferences, seminars, critiques, and more.

 

RANDY INGERMANSON
This marketing dynamo is known as “the Snowflake Guy” for his novel-writing method, Randy was both class nerd and class clown. He’s now an award-winning novelist, a physicist, and a fiction teacher. From fiction 101 to advanced fiction writing, Randy’s insight is something you won’t want to miss. Sign up for his free newsletter.

 

ANGIE HUNT’S BLOG, “A LIFE IN PAGES”
In no particular order, Angela Hunt is a novelist, teacher, mother, wife, mastiff owner, reader, musician, student, aspiring theologian, and bubble gum connoisseur. The things that enter her life sooner or later find their way into her books, hence “A Life in Pages.”

 

CHRISTIAN AUTHOR'S NETWORK

For people who want to learn about marketing their royalty-published books, this site is produced by CAN (Christian Author’s Network)

 

EASTERN SHORE WRITERS ASSOCIATION

The Eastern Shore Writers’ Association, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization supporting writers, other writers’ groups, and the literary arts across the Delmarva Peninsula and the Eastern Shore. They welcome members to share experiences with other writers about every facet of converting ideas, feelings, hopes, dreams, and opinions to the printed word. They are poets, novelists, and writers of stories, essays, articles, and memoirs. They write fiction and nonfiction, for the page and for stage and screen. Some are editors and small publishers. Members range from individuals who aspire to write to those who have published all of their lives. While 80% are published, some write for the simple pleasure of the process. Others write so our family histories survive us.

 

NON-FICTION WRITERS CONFERENCE

 

The 7th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 3-5, 2017. This event is

completely virtual—no travel required! Participate via phone or Skype as 15 top speakers cover how to publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books! We have a special offer for our members from the organizers of the Nonfiction Writers Conference. Save 33% off with this code: PARTNER33 at http://NonfictionWritersConference.com.

 

Speaker Training

 

WISE OLD SAYINGS Words to Live By 

Public Speaking, an Online Resource Guide) The people who are consistently able to deliver excellent speeches don’t get that way by accident. It is because they practice often and never stop learning new techniques. Many have had to get past stumbling blocks like a fear of public speaking or a memory problem. These issues are much easier to correct than ever before since there are a lot of places online where you can find valuable tools and information. Use the resources on this page to help you create and deliver amazing speeches confidently.

 

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL

f you’re looking for an organization to help you become more comfortable in the arena of public speaking, this is an economical option. Connect with Southern Delaware Toastmasters. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights from 6 to 7:30 at the Georgetown Public Library.

 

THE GUIDE TO OVERCOMING PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETIES

Even people who are communicative and talkative often feel nervous while standing on the stage. If you’ve ever experienced such symptoms as sweating, dry mouth or increased heartbeat, these tips for public speaking will make you more confident. These ten tips by Jack Milgram will help!

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New Writers WELCOME!

We're a friendly group, don't be shy. If you're interested in becoming a member of DCWF, there are no application forms to fill out or dues to pay. Just show up at one of our meetings where we'll capture your name and contact information. We have a lot of resources and encouragement to offer, and new members always bring a lot to the group.

 

Established in 1993, DCWF meets the third Saturday of the month at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947, from 9 AM to Noon. Meeting attendance runs from eight to 28. Many are beginning writers who are mentored by those who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with resources to build up the Christian who writes. We follow a meeting agenda, but there is no membership fee or pressure; however, we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing. Meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, manuscript critiques, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats and encourage participation in regional/national conferences. Follow us on Facebook.

 

QUESTIONS? Give Candy Abbott, the director, a call at 302.856.6649, email info@fruitbearer.com, or use the CONTACT US page to send a message. We'll do our best to get back to you as fast as possible.

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