Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Celebrate the New Year by Joining Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, 1/21/17 with Speaker/Author Lisa Betz

Happy New Years 2017. Still not sure where 2016 disappeared so quickly. But with the holidays over and curling-up-with-a-book-or-computer-screen weather settled in, it is the perfect time to set those writing goals for 2017. For a jump start, come and join fellow writers Saturday, January 21st, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). LCW veteran and freelance writer/novelist Lisa Betz will be sharing a lightheartedly-practical (yes, that is a thing!) workshop on avoiding pitfalls that frustrate readers--an area every writer needs to improve on, so do join us!

SPEAKER: Lisa Betz is a freelance writer, blogger, and playwright. She has always loved books, especially ones that took her to far-off times and places. When not reading swashbuckling tales about Roman centurions or English knights, Lisa leads Bible studies, writes and directs dramas, works on her historical mystery novel, and opens doors for the cat.
WORKSHOP: "Seven Pitfalls That Frustrate Readers and How to Avoid Them." Whether you write flash-fiction, novels, memoirs, or true-life stories, these techniques will help you craft a stronger story and keep your readers from tearing their hair out in frustration—or just tossing your story into the dumpster.
SUPER SATURDAY 2017!!!!!!  Our annual one-day conference is now only three months away. We depend on YOU to help get the word out, so please do spread the news by posting to your social networks, printing out a flyer for your library and/or church bulletin-board, or invite a writing friend. A special thanks to LCW member Alison McLennan, who has not only created our SS2017 flyer, but has set up on-line registration by credit card or PayPal through our LCW webpage (see link right column), which makes inviting those friends and sharing on your social networks even easier. 

LCW FACEBOOK PAGE: Alison has set up a Lancaster Christian Writers FaceBook page as well, which will permit easier sharing of events online. Please do check it out and join group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LancasterChristianWriters/
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@jeanettewindle.com

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers