OUR NEXT MEETING - January 20, 2018

9:00 AM to Noon 

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Tunnell Hall

203 N. Bedford Street

Georgetown, DE 19947

Your Writing Vision, Mission, and Goals for 2018

Lisa Falkner, facilitator for January's meeting

 

 

 

Lisa Falkner challenged us in December to identify our Writing Vision, Mission, and Goals for 2018. Because of the holidays and inclement weather, a number of our members were unable to attend. Lisa's presentation was so well received and the time was so short that we decided to continue the exercise at our January meeting.  

 

Habakkuk 2:2 states: “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”  Proverbs 29:18 mentions that “where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” 

 

Vision is important to help us pursue our dreams. What is your vision for your writing? What are you trying to accomplish? Who are you going to reach? How are you going to get there? Join Lisa Falkner as she shares tips for developing a personal vision, mission, and goals for your writing.  We will be provided with questions and tips to help us stay focused, accountable, and productive in our writing in the coming year.

 

CRITIQUING: Please note that we have changed the guidelines to 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: Rebecca Jones will be the keeper of the refreshments bag with our supplies. Betty Kasperski has volunteered to provide the food.

 

 

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.

 

 

FEBRUARY 17

Facilitator: Michele Chynoweth

Topic:  It Takes One to Know One (character development)

Over the past 15 years, award-winning author Michele Chynoweth has worked with a variety of editors and has developed a tried and true process for developing characters that is fun, flexible, and really works--from coming up with names to creating profiles that portray your characters' physical, emotional, and spiritual attributes. She will help you develop believable, compelling characters that readers can really connect with, who make you laugh, cry, and care. Part of that, of course, entails writing dialog that isn't contrived but natural, isn't boring but memorable. A screenplay writer as well, she'll even teach you how thinking like a movie director can help! She will include tips on how to write in various dialects, accents, and more when your characters call for it. She will also discuss how research plays a part and take a look at some of the most memorable characters of all time.

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

Refreshments:  Candy Abbott

 

MARCH 17

Facilitator: Arianna Fox

Topic:  Young author shares her experience

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

Refreshments: Judi Folmsbee

 

APRIL 21

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:  NEED VOLUNTEER

 

MAY 19

Facilitator: Celine Stuart

Topic:  Am I Inspired?

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

Refreshments: Rebecca Jones

 

JUNE 16

Facilitator: Rebecca Jones

Topic:  

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

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

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

Refreshments: Elizabeth Boerner

 

DECEMBER 15

Facilitator: Lisa Falkner

Topic:  

Location: Cokesbury UMC?

Refreshments: Everyone bring Christmas goodies, 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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