Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Kick Your Writing New Year into Gear Saturday, 1/19/19 Welcoming Author Annette Whipple to Lancaster Christian Writers: See Also 2019 Conference Info

Happy New Years!!! Can you believe we all survived the last year--and the holiday bustle? Now it's time to set those goals and make those writing resolutions for 2019. What better jump-start than joining fellow LCW members at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) Saturday, January 19th (01/19/19), from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). Educator and children's non-fiction author Annette Whipple will be sharing her secrets for breaking into the for-hire writing market.

WORKSHOP: "Skip the Pitch: Work-for-Hire Writing Assignments" Break into the publishing world and establish yourself as a professional writer or earn additional income without pitching agents or editors. Educational publishers (Christian and general) hire writers to write informational books and other resources for children. Participants will learn how to approach publishers for work-for-hire assignments.  

SPEAKER: Annette Whipple is a children’s nonfiction author living in Oxford, PA with her husband and three children. She strives to inspire a sense of wonder in people while exciting them about the world around them. When she’s not writing, Annette enjoys reading a good book and snacking on warm chocolate chip cookies. Connect on Facebook and Instagram at @AnnetteWhippleBooks and Twitter @AnnetteWhipple. Learn more about Annette, her books, and her presentations at

SUPER SATURDAY 2019: And it isn't too early to mark your calendar for 2019's one-day LCW conference at Lancaster Bible College, scheduled for Saturday, April 6th. An outstanding faculty lineup includes high-octane thriller novelist Ronie Kendig, renowned editor and agent Dave Fessenden, historical novelist Rita Gerlach, journalist and author Hope Flinchbaugh, novelist and publisher J.P. Robinson, and more. Flyer and other data will be online by end of month so help us in getting the news out.

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

As always,
email questions or concerns to 

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers