Friday, September 30, 2011

Lancaster Christian Writers October Meeting

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:

What a great fall kickoff we enjoyed with suspense novelist Mike Dellosso and CLC editor Dave Fesseden on Saturday, September 17th. Due to popular demand, we ran workshops back-to-back instead of having to make a choice. LOTS of great writing tips for fiction and non-fiction alike in both workshops.

If you missed, that's okay, because we've got another fabulous speaker visiting us Saturday, October 15th (yep, just two weeks away now) 9:30AM-noon at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. Freelance writer, editor, and pastor's wife, Carol Anderson Cool will be offering one of her most popular and practical writers conference workshops, 'Self-Editing for the Grammatically Challenged: Correcting Your Own Work'.

Carol Cool has been published nationally and internationally in magazines and journals such as Focus on Your Child, Discipleship Journal, Marriage Partnership, Prism, Pray!, Christian Home and School, and The Bulletin of University of the Sciences. She runs her own editing and writing business, Cool Copy, which specializes in editing and writing in the corporate and advertising worlds.

She describes this workshop: "So you flunked fifth-grade grammar. Get over it! Editors don’t have time to rewrite your work. Learn editing techniques from a professional copy editor who had no formal grammar training. No talk of subordinate clauses and dangling participles, just solid advice and easy-to-remember tips. You’ll also learn secrets for professional proofreading and receive resource recommendations."

We will also again be offering opportunity for ALL LCW members attending to showcase their own titles at each meeting. With Christmas coming up, here's a chance for that personalized and economic gift. AND we'll be giving time for peer critique groups (sorry those got a little squeeze in last month with two workshops!). PLEASE remember to bring ten copies and no more than 1500 words if you plan to participate.

A reminder that LCW news is always posted at our blog, Lancaster Christian Writers Today, if you've accidentally deleted an email:

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers