Monday, March 30, 2015

Lancaster Christian Writers Hosts One-Day Conference April 11, 2015, at Lancaster Bible College

For a bargain of excellence and price, no writer, whether beginning or advanced, within driving radius will want to miss Lancaster Christian Writers' Super Saturday 2015!! to be held April 11th, 2015, from 8:30am.-4:30pm at Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. This one-day writers conference offers a full slate of workshops taught by top industry professionals in both fiction and non-fiction fields. An early registration price of $50 is due by Wednesday, April 8, and includes soup/sandwich buffet lunch (think Panini!) and LCW membership. Registrations after April 9 and walk-ins day of the conference are $60.

A fiction track will be taught by award-winning novelists Dina Sleiman and Kelly Long along with children’s author Brenda Hendricks. Non-fiction faculty include TV/radio speaker, marketing expert, award-winning author of 19 books Karen Whiting, professional memoir and ghostwriter Shawn Smucker, journalist/social media experts Lisa Bartelt and Alison McLennan.Keynoting the opening session will be linguist, missionary, and author Grace Fabian.

Workshops cover such topics as:

  • Market Yourself Now! Learn Tools to Develop Press Kit, Bio, Website, and Other PR Products.
  • Writing Blockbuster Scenes: How To Keep Readers Flipping Pages and Asking For More.
  • Transformed Manuscripts: Repackaging Your Ideas (Sold or Rejected) to Expand Marketability.
  • The Unfortunate Truth in Fiction: Addressing Hard Issues Without Pulling Down Your Story.
  • A Story To Tell: Surefire Do’s and Don’ts to Write a Gripping True Life Story or Memoir.
  • Myers-Briggs for Your Protagonist: Applying Personality Types to Create Characters with Distinctive Qualities, Motivations, and Voices.
  • Let’s Ride the Seesaw: Recruiting Your Inner Child to Communicate with Young Readers.
  • 100% Guaranteed (Oh, Yeah?) Secret to Blogging Success Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!

A conference bookstore will offer a wide variety of writer resources and faculty titles. Conference attendees can get personal consultations with faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Lancaster Christian Writers welcomes writers of all churches and denominations, all levels and genres. Monthly meetings offer opportunities for manuscript critique, networking with other writers, workshops and guest authors.

Mail Super Saturday 2015 registration form (or relevant info) and check or money order payable to: Lancaster Christian Writers, c/o Jeanette Windle, 1776 Euclid Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.  Email questions to LCW President Jeanette Windle at (preferred) or call 717-209-0011 after 4 PM. For more information, see SS2015 Flyer, Schedule, Workshop Descriptions, Faculty Bio at above links.

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 

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 Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers