Friday, November 19, 2010

Lancaster Christian Writers Welcomes Hana Haatainen Caye Tomorrow

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:
A final reminder that we are meeting tomorrow, November 20, 2010, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543 from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens 9 AM). Award-winning guest freelance writer and editor Hana Haatainen Caye sharing a workshop entitled: "The Business of Writing: Ways to make money as a Freelance Writer." And of course do bring those critique pieces to share. 
We are also opening this meeting and December's (Awardwinning fiction author Joyce Mocerro will be sharing with us then!) for members to bring their published titles or holiday craft items to showcase for Christmas gifts. So do come planning to do some holiday browsing; sales will be cash or check only. 
1. The devotional book God's Stories 6, to which many LCW members have contributed, is now available for sale. Editor Lou Good communicates that to pick up copies or to have them shipped, call 717.627.1996 at House to House Publications, 11 Toll Gate Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Gods Stories is also available at Berean Bookstores in New Holland and Lancaster.
2. A mother of teens has inquired about the possibility of an evening teen fiction critique group. A number of area teen writers have expressed interest. A meeting place is available, but a leader who can guide teens in plot, dialogue workshops and teach critiquing is needed. If you would be interested or know someone qualified who might, please let me know.
Until tomorrow,
Jeanette Windle
Chapter President, Lancaster Christian Writers

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hana Haatainen Caye Visits LCW Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:

I hope you have marked your calendar for our next LCW meeting Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543 from 9:30AM-12 noon because we are privileged to have an outstanding guest speaker. Hana Haatainen Caye, a former Manheim resident, is an award-winning full-time writer and voice over talent living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in dozens of magazines, websites and anthologies. She leads Writers at Work, a monthly writing workshop where the list of publishing credits in the group is continually growing. “Because conservatives can be green, too,” Hana's passion is blogging as the Green Grandma (, “where old-fashioned ways combine with 21st century common sense."

Hana will be addressing a subject that interests all of us as writers--just how she manages to earn a full-time living as a freelance writer and editor. She will be teaching a workshop entitled: "The Business of Writing: Ways to make money as a Freelance Writer". She shares of her topic, "Running a freelance writing business can be more profitable than you may think. In this workshop we will cover the various types of business and creative writing opportunities that exist for writers who see beyond their fiction and poetry and want to find a way to make a living, or simply earn some extra cash, through the written word."


1) Christmas Shopping for the LCW Family: Many of our group have published books, arts, and other crafts that make wonderful and affordable personalized Christmas gifts. The last two years we've allowed members to display their products at the December LCW meeting for member Christmas shopping. But this often allows little time, and many cannot make it to the Christmas meeting. SO this year we plan to open BOTH November and December meetings to display membership books and crafts. If you have such items that would make great Christmas shopping, bring them to either or both the November/December meeting. And plan to come prepared for some Christmas shopping. Please let me know if you want to display so I can round up enough tables!!

2) We still have opening for speakers for several LCW meetings after Christmas. If you have an idea for a speaker or a workshop yourself, please let me know.

3) Devotional speaker: If you would like to give a devotional for this month's meeting or lock in a future date, please drop me a line as well.

Jeanette Windle
Chapter President, Lancaster Christian Writers