Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Join Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, November 19, 2016, with Author/Writing Coach Cheryl Weber

Join Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). Writing coach and author Cheryl Weber will be sharing one of the workshops she taught for YWAM's school of writing in Hawaii, Self-Editing 101.

SPEAKER: Cheryl Weber currently resides in Lancaster County, PA. She is a storyteller, missionary, and gifted, sometimes OCD, editor who also loves to make people laugh. She has ministered in nearly a dozen different countries including the U.S. Her latest adventure took her to Youth With A Mission in Kona, HI. She spent six months there helping to facilitate the School of Writing, where she also taught a week of self-editing. Cheryl has had various articles and devotionals published by periodicals such as Gem, and Faithwriter’s Great Multitude. One of her stories will appear in the Crossriver Media’s anthology Abba’s Promise. She is currently self-editing the second draft of her allegorical novel, Dream Keeper.

WORKSHOP: "Self-Editing 101". Time for the second draft of your book manuscript, short story or article? That means it’s time for the self-editing process—tightening, reducing, rewording, rearranging. Love it or hate it, editing must be done if you want your finished product to be all it can be.

Cheryl would like to make November's LCW workshop MTO for you (that's Made-To-Order for those who haven't memorized the acronym dictionary). She writes: "If
 there is an area of weakness in self-editing you struggle with or something you need further clarity on, please let me know and I will do my best to cover them. You can email me at with any questions or suggestions. (Yes, that really is “son” and not “sun.”  You wouldn’t want me to lead the workshop if I can’t spell!)." 

DEVOTIONAL SPEAKERS: We still have openings for devotional speakers (5-10 minutes; writing related)during this calendar year, including for the November meeting. If you are interested, please email Preference will be given to those who have never shared before, but if you've already done so in the past, don't let that hold you back! If you never have, do consider this opportunity to bless fellow LCW members with your words and message.

SUPER SATURDAY 2017!!!!!!  AND it is not too early to mark your calendar for our LCW one-day conference, now confirmed for Saturday, April 8th, at Lancaster Bible College. More info and flyers to follow. 

LOOKING FOR CRITIQUE PARTNER:  One resource offers is the opportunity to network with other Christian writers. We are always happy to pass on a request or offer to meet with other writers or form a critique group outside the limited time of LCW's monthly meeting. We've had one such offer this month from Chris Wachter. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Chris directly. Below is her info:

FROM CHRIS WACHTER: "If there are any other writers out there interested in forming a critique/support group with a focus on Christian Speculative Fiction (fantasy, science fiction, steam punk, etc.), I'm looking to connect. Or, if there already is such a group, would you consider a new member? Please contact me. Chris Wachter 717.201.3024 or"

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