Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LCW Christmas Celebration CANCELLED Plus Check Out This Writer Scholarship

LCW CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION CANCELLED:  After countless sweet emails from LCW members explaining conflicting schedules for Saturday and only a total of five confirmed to participate, not to mention the weather promise of wintry mix rain/snow for Saturday morning, it is with regret that we are cancelling our LCW December meeting. We've got a great speaker lined up for January, so I hope we can plan on seeing you then.

If cancelling leaves you with a free Saturday, may I encourage you to spend it writing an entry for the following scholarship contest we've just received, courtesy of Kathy Ide, founder of the Christian Editor Connection. She posts: "If you’ve never attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference but always wanted to go, I have exciting news for you!Mount Hermon is running a First-Timers Contest for the 2017 conference. Ten winners will each receive a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals.There is NO FEE to enter this contest. It is open to both published and unpublished writers." Check out further details at:

See you next year!

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Years 2017,
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers

Monday, December 5, 2016

Join Us for LCW's 2016 Christmas Celebration Saturday, 12/17/16

Merry Christmas 2016! Can you believe it's that time of year again? Take a break from the Christmas frenzy and join fellow writers at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9) for food, fun, fellowship, and fabulous speaker--YOU!!
SPEAKER: That's right. As per LCW tradition, December is for showcasing the creativity and genius of our own members. Submitting your work to a guaranteed and appreciative audience is an opportunity no writer should pass up. So pull out that inspirational prose, comedy sketch, poem, drama, devotional, even a scene (short!) of your novel, and come share with us. Time limit is 3-5 minutes (easy way to calculate is a maximum of 750 words), in order to permit as many to participate as possible. We do need an advance head count. SO please email if you want to participate so as to get you on the list.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: AND if you have published titles or Christmas crafts, do bring them along for display.  What better or more economic gift can you get for family member or friend than a personalized autographed title or craft. WHICH also means you may want to bring your checkbook and cash for shopping.

FOOD!!!  If you are baking any Christmas goodies and would like to contribute to the party, any and all will be greatly appreciated. If you have nothing to bring, don't let that discourage you from coming. We've never run short yet!

CRITIQUE GROUPS: We will be making time as well for our usual peer critique groups, so if you have that last piece you'd like critiqued before Christmas, bring 10 copies of up to 1500 words.

As always, email questions or concerns to

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers