OUR NEXT MEETING - April 21, 2018

9:00 AM to Noon 

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 N. Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

CRITIQUES: Guidelines and Your Manuscripts

Rebecca Jones will facilitate our April DCWF meeting

We’ve all had our work critiqued at one time or another. However, have you ever felt as though the piece you feel is God-breathed–the piece you shed sweat and tears over–is picked apart like a piece of roadkill by ravenous vultures? How can we, as a Christian group, edify, encourage, and reprove the works presented? Also, how can we as writers learn to not become discouraged or easily offended by the critique process?

Rebecca Jones will focus on the value and process of manuscript critiques, using the Bible as our guide. She will provide handouts of the guidelines that are posted on the DCWF website (meetings/critiques), and we'll review the guidelines to see if they can be improved.

 

CRITIQUING: Please bring 10-20 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 the Layout tab and click Line Numbering). This will automatically number each line for quicker reference during the critiquing process.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2018

(Mark your calendar for the third Saturday of the month)

 

Elizabeth Boerner is our Meeting Coordinator and

Rebecca Jones is responsible for the refreshment supply bags.

 

 

MAY 19

Facilitator: Celine Stuart

Topic:  INSPIRATION

Definition: the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. Synonyms: creativity, inventiveness, innovation, ingenuity, genius, imagination, originality 

     In this journey together, we will view the literal word, philosophical idea, thoughtful theory, and emotional association of INSPIRATION. We will tour the history and meaning as well as discover how we are inspired. Is it positive or negative? Is it fiction or nonfiction? Is it physical or emotional? 

     Please join us for some delightful sharing, thought-provoking conversation, insightful philosophies, and fascinating ponderings that will illuminate your mind and spark your creativity. To explore your own inspirations, there will be a couple of prompted free writes.

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

CRITIQUING: Please bring 10-20 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 the Layout tab and click Line Numbering). This will automatically number each line for quicker reference during the critiquing process.

Refreshments: NEED VOLUNTEER

 

JUNE 16

Facilitator: Michele Chynoweth

Topic:  Speakers Sell More Books!

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? 

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Elizabeth Boerner

 

JULY 21

Facilitator: Ben Patterson

Topic:  

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

CRITIQUING: Please bring 10-20 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 the Layout tab and click Line Numbering). This will automatically number each line for quicker reference during the critiquing process.

Refreshments: Lisa Falkner

 

AUGUST (no meeting)

 

SEPTEMBER 15 

Facilitator:  Rebecca Jones

Topic:  

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

CRITIQUING: Please bring 10-20 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 the Layout tab and click Line Numbering). This will automatically number each line for quicker reference during the critiquing process.

Refreshments: 

 

OCTOBER 20 (Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Conference)

Location: Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, DE 19947 

 

NOVEMBER 17

Facilitator: Judi Folmsbee

Topic:  

Location: Georgetown Presbyterian Church, Tunnell Hall, 203 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE

CRITIQUING: Please bring 10-20 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 the Layout tab and click Line Numbering). This will automatically number each line for quicker reference during the critiquing process.

Refreshments: Elizabeth Boerner

 

DECEMBER 15

Facilitator: Lisa Falkner

Topic:  

Location: Cokesbury UMC?

CRITIQUING: Please bring 10-20 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 the Layout tab and click Line Numbering). This will automatically number each line for quicker reference during the critiquing process.

Refreshments: Everyone bring Christmas goodies and lunch items, please.

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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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