Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lancaster Christian Writers Kicks Off 2013-2014 Season on 9/28: NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!!

Have you've marked your calendar for Lancaster Christian Writers' Fall Kickoff on Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9:30AM-12 noon, with well-known regional Christian publisher Dean Drawbaugh?  If so, please note the following CHANGE OF VENUE. LCW's Fall Kickoff will not be held as in the past at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church in Lititz, PA, but at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster, PA. The location is right off HWY 30 just a short distance from exit of HWY 222 near Costco (from HWY 30 take Greenfield Rd. exit, curve past Costco, Lowes, Best Buy to Pitney Rd. traffic light, turn left under Hwy 30 overpass, then an immediate right into church parking lot). We will be meeting in LAC's Uptown Theater just inside main entrance.

Please note as well CHANGE OF DATE from our usual third Saturday of month to fourth Saturday. This is due to a scheduling conflict and does occur a couple times each year so do take note each month of actual date scheduled. While we try to stick to 3rd Saturday, that doesn't always prove possible.

As speaker, we are delighted to welcome back well-known publishing consultant Dean Drawbaugh, who shared with us last March his acclaimed seminar "The BookSeller: Nine Qualities that Generate Book Sales." Author, public speaker, former general manager of Destiny Image Publishing Company, and now President at Drawbaugh Publishing Group, Dean Drawbaugh has been in the business of producing successful book titles for over 40 years. He has engineered 600+ books in the last 7 years alone.

Last March Drawbaugh was able to offer our LCW group an overall synopsis of his groundbreaking seminar on the nine qualities that allow a book to continue selling or cause the sales process to stop (I can personally testify to their practicality as I've put to use several tips for my own most recent release, Tyndale House title, Congo Dawn!). All of which left members clamoring for a more in-depth coverage on how to apply these principles specifically to our own books and writing. So we are delighted to welcome Dean Drawbaugh back for a full three-hour clinic that will expand on his original presentation.  During our September 28th meeting, Drawbaugh will provide a short review of his last presentation, walk through case studies to show how to fine tune a manuscript and prepare it for publishing. Finally, he will conduct an open workshop that allows participants to experiment and ask questions.

Whether you attended Drawbaugh's original workshop or not, you won't want to miss this opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a book successful, above all, your book!

Critique groups: There will also be opportunity for our usual peer critique groups after the clinic. As per guidelines, bring ten printed copies of no more than 1500 words. For any who want a peer critique and cannot stay on after the clinic, we will be offering one time slot for critique during second half of clinic.

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Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers