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2022 Event Calendar
In the beginning was the Word...
Ancient texts provide fascinating insight into cultures and societies long since passed from the earth.  And what we write today can provide this same window to readers of the future.  Will our writing be of consequence?  Will it stand the test of time as the great classics have?
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Just ask God.  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 [NASB])  The Word which is God predates even Creation and stands unchanged for all eternity.  Let our writing therefore be inspired by God's Word, flowing from our relationship with Him to proclaim eternal Truth for every generation.
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We welcome you to join our enthusiastic group of developing writers as we hone our skills in our monthly teachings, 
workshops or critique sessions.  Success is the direct result of our commitment to God's vision for our lives.  We are here to give you the tools you need to walk out God's Plan for your writing.  And we hope that you will take advantage of what we have to offer by actively participating and putting these tools to use.
If you have any questions concerning the information on this site, or you would like more information, please fill out the Request Information form above and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
01/13 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Read-Around

DUE: 01/31
Critique Submissions
* Click on links for forms and additional information.
CONTESTS / PUBLICATIONS
Chapter Publications & Events
HOT   Off the Press!
January
Critique Month 

Email critique comments 
to authors by 02/28.
February
03/10 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Speaker 
Donna (Pyle) Snow
DUE: 03/31 04/09
Critique Submissions
March
No Meeting 
Merry Christmas!
And the Word 
became flesh...
December
05/21 - 8am, rm. 143: 
Half-Day Workshop
Tamara Clymer 


May
06/09 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Practice Session: 
Author Bios
June
No Meeting 
Happy 
Independence 
Day!
July
08/06 - 8am, rm. 143: 
Half-Day Workshop
DiAnn Mills
DUE: 08/31
Critique Submissions
August
11/10 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Read-Around 
Party
November
Critique Month 

Email critique comments 
to authors by 04/30 05/07.
April
10/13 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Speaker 
TBA
October
Critique Month 

Email critique comments 
to authors by 09/30.

September
Resource Table:
The web is stock full of helpful resource sites for advancing writers.  So we have collected a veritable treasure trove of web links for you.  Check out the Tip Jar !
GENRE
Multi
Publication
Multiple
DATE
LINK
​Multi
​Contest
​Multiple
Poetry
Publication
​Nonfiction
​Publication
Quarterly
​Article
​Publication
Multiple
Multiple
Writing & Publishing Resources
05/11 - 05/14​
05/29 - 06/02
06/22 - 06/26
09/22 - 09/24
CONFERENCES
DATE
CONFERENCE

1. A Lesson in the Art of GUM.
2. Sentence Construction
3. Grammar Blog
CHRISTIAN WRITING NEWS
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ARCHIVES:

Monthly Tips.
CONTEST/
PUB.
Multi
Contest
Multiple
Devotional
​Publication
Multiple
Looking for a Critique Group?
Chapter members who would like to find a regular critique partner may contact any of the critique partners listed under the Chapters/Members tab.
DiAnn Mills hosts a critique group the 3rd Sunday of every month from 3:00 - 4:30pm.  You may email DiAnn at diann@diannmills.com for more information.
 ** The Writer: free guide to finding an agent!.
JUST IN!  Our August workshop is locked and loaded!  
Make plans to join us as DiAnn Mills explains the 
ART of character, plotting, emotion and dialogue.​

We are now meeting in June!  The critique session has been replaced with a hands-on session to practice writing effective, attention-grabbing author biographies that are suited to your genre.

Keep an eye on the deadlines each month and be sure to take full advantage of these opportunities to get valuable feedback from your fellow writers!
April critique deadlines have been extended!