Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LCW Welcomes "Renaissance Man" Dudley Danielson Saturday, 3/21/15 PLUS Writer Opportunities



Join Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9). We are delighted to welcome as speaker one of our own LCW members, Dudley Danielson.  

SPEAKER: Dudley Danielson has been called a Renaissance Man. An ordained minister, Dudley has been a radio host, conference speaker, photographer, innkeeper, newspaper publisher, author of ten books, including his first novel, The Congregation. Along the way he learned to turn writing skills into a profitable income.

WORKSHOP: Dudley Danielson will be sharing a workshop entitled:  How I Made My First Million and . . .”   What is your passion? What gets you so excited that you’re filled with boundless energy? What do you enjoy doing so much that you lose all track of time?  With money being no object, what do you want to do with the rest of your life? In this workshop, Dudley will challenge and entertain through his own experiences as writer, radio host, photographer and more. Along the way, it’s almost a guarantee you’ll discover some terrific ways you can turn your writing into a cash crop. This is one guest you won’t want to miss.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP: Author Shawn Smucker, who shared with LCW in November and will be speaking at our SS2015, sends this invite to a writer’s retreat for writers of all skill sets  on Saturday, March 28th, with author, editor and writing teacher, Andi Cumbo-Floyd. Time: 10:00-5:00; Location: A spacious farmhouse in beautiful Boiling Springs, PA; Cost: $40 (homemade lunch included). 10 spaces available. Here is a link to info: A Field of Wild Flowers: Writing Retreats. For more info, email kchripczuk@yahoo.com 

CRITIQUE GROUPS: And don't forget to bring your latest work-in-progress from this summer for critique groups (ten copies up to 1500 words).

As always, email questions or concerns to jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

Blessings,
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers

Saturday, January 31, 2015

LCW Welcomes Acclaimed Novelist Eliot Pattison Saturday, 2/21/15 PLUS Short Story Opportunity

Join Lancaster Christian Writers in welcoming acclaimed international suspense novelist Eliot Pattison on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((
registration opens at 9).
 
SPEAKER: Eliot Pattison has been described as a "writer of faraway mysteries," a label particularly apt for someone whose travel and interests span a million miles of global trekking. An international lawyer by training, he is the author of three acclaimed mystery series. His Edgar award-winning Inspector Shan series explores his deep concerns for the people of Tibet and has been translated into over twenty languages around the world. Pattison’s most recent release, Soul of the Fire, eighth book in the Inspector Shan series, has been selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the twenty best mysteries of 2014. For more information, visit: www.eliotpattison.com

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Bringing Faraway Lands to Life: Histories and news reports about peoples distant in place and time might capture the facts, but can be sterile and impersonal. When done well, a novel can transport readers to the stark realities of those lives, allowing them to experience those lands and that adversity on a much more personal, even visceral, level. Join author Eliot Pattison as he shares from his own vast experience the challenges and principles of bringing exotic locations and distant historical times to life for readers, a necessary skill whether writing fiction or non-fiction.

SHORT STORY OPPORTUNITY: Lancaster Christian Writers has received another call-out for short story submissions, this time for a devotional series being published by Kathy Ide, author, founder and coordinator of the Christian Editor Connection, director of Orange Count Christian Writers Conference. She is currently asking for submissions for her fiction-lovers’ devotional 21 Days of Love: Stories that Celebrate Treasured Relationships. Deadline to submit is March 1, 2015. Details on how to submit your fiction story can be found at http://kathyide.com/devotional-guidelines/

CRITIQUE GROUPS: And don't forget to bring your latest work-in-progress from this summer for critique groups (ten copies up to 1500 words).

As always, email questions or concerns to jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

Blessings,
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers

Thursday, January 8, 2015

LCW Meets Saturday, January 17th, PLUS Looking for Graphics Artist Volunteer



Our first Lancaster Christian Writers is coming up quick on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9). Join bestselling author, speaker and marketing expert Karen Whiting and author/editor/speaker Jeanette Windle for a Q&A Session on topics of your choice.

Q&A SESSION: The weekend of January 16-18 is also the first Jerry Jenkins/Cec Murphey Christian Writers Retreat in Hershey, in conjunction with the Munce Christian Produce Expo. With a number of LCW members attending, we have rescheduled our planned January speaker (award-winning novelist Eliot Pattison) for February, so that no one will have to miss his presentation. Instead, we will be hosting a Q&A Session, with queries on any fiction and non-fiction topic fielded by Karen Whiting (in town for the Christian Product Expo) and Jeanette Windle.  Help us prepare by sending your questions in advance to jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

SPEAKERS: Karen Whiting is an award-winning author of sixteen books, including Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (2013 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal and 2013 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year) and The One-Year Princess Devotions (2014 Christian Retailing Best Award, children's nonfiction). Karen Whiting has seen in print as well more than 500 magazine articles in more than sixty periodicals. She is a marketing expert, vice-president of Christian Authors Network, and regular speaker on radio and TV shows.

Award-winning novelist, journalist, speaker and editor Jeanette Windle has authored 16 fiction and three non-fiction titles, including bestselling Veiled Freedom, a 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award and Christy Award finalist, sequel Freedom's Stand, a 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award and Carol Award finalist, and Congo Dawn, 2013 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year. She is senior editor of an international ministry magazine, and mentors writers on five continents. 

GRAPHICS ARTIST VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SUPER SATURDAY 2015 FLYER:
Speaking of upcoming events, we are excited at the outstanding faculty lineup we have for our 2015 Super Saturday one-day conference coming up at Lancaster Bible College on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Faculty include novelists Dina Sleiman, Kelly Long, Brenda Hendricks, non-fiction author Shawn Smucker, social media experts Lisa Bartelt and Alison McLennan and Karen Whiting (see above bio). We are looking for a volunteer with graphic art skills willing to put together a flyer for the event (for circulation by early February). If you can help, please email jeanette@jeanettewindle.com.

CRITIQUE GROUPS: And don't forget to bring your latest work-in-progress for critique groups (ten copies up to 1500 words).

As always, email questions or concerns to jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

Blessings,
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LCW's Christmas Symposium/Bazaar This Saturday, 12/20/14


Need some Christmas joy and break from shopping? Then join Lancaster Christian Writers for our year-end Christmas Symposium and Bazaar Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9). Our fabulous guest speaker--YOU!!

Yes, as has become LCW tradition, our December meeting will showcase the creativity and genius of our own members. Share a poem, drama, devotional, even a scene of that novel. Time limit is 3-5 minutes (easy way to calculate is a maximum of 750 words), in order to permit as many to participate as possible. I do need an advance head count. SO please let me know if you want to participate so as to get you on the list.

Party food If you are baking any Christmas goodies or would like to contribute a brunch type dish, we'd love to make this a real party. If you think you can bring something, a heads-up would be nice just for planning. But last minute goodies will also accepted. (and if you have nothing to bring, don't let that discourage you from coming. There is always LOTS of food!)

Christmas Bazaar: AND if you have published titles or Christmas crafts, do bring them along for our Christmas Bazaar.  What better or more economic gift can you get for family member or friend than a personalized autographed title or craft. WHICH also means you may want to bring your checkbook and cash for shopping.

Critique Groups: We will be making time as well for our usual peer critique groups, so if you have that last piece you'd like critiqued before Christmas, bring 10 copies of up to 1500 words.

As always, email questions or concerns to jeanette@jeanettewindle.com

Blessings,
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers