Saturday, May 7, 2016

SPRING IS HERE!! Come Celebrate with Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, May 21, 2016, by Welcoming Novelist/Editor/Writing Coach Laurie Edwards

Happy May Day (somewhat belated!) and welcome to spring. A thanks to all those able to join us last month for our one-day conference at Lancaster Bible College and a special thanks to our faculty and LBC hosts who, as always, made it an outstanding event. If you missed the conference (or if you didn’t!), then consider catching this month’s special opportunity to welcome novelist, editor, writing coach, and Pennwriters conference faculty Laurie Edwards Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). Laurie Edwards is in town to speak at the annual Pennwriters conference, also that weekend at Eden Resort, so we are delighted and privileged that she is taking time for us from her own conference.

SPEAKER: A former teacher and librarian, Laurie J. Edwards worked as a senior editor, then a publisher at two small presses before leaving to spend more time on her writing career. In addition to more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers, and writes under several pen names. As Rachel J. Good, she is the author of Change of Heart, first book in the Sisters & Friends Amish series and set right here in Lancaster, PA, released May, 2016, by Charisma House. Find out more about her at and

WORKSHOP: “Story Structure for Plotters and Pantsers.” An interesting and exciting beginning will draw readers in, but how do you keep their interest high throughout? Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, a well-plotted story will keep readers turning the pages and make them eager to read your next book. Both plotters and pantsers will benefit from knowing how to structure a story that readers can’t put down. 

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