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Anointed and Appointed
The journey of David from shepherd boy to ruler over all Israel was a process that took him from being anointed to being appointed to being empowered and finally to being established.  When we are called by God to write for Him, our course looks much the same.  God pours out His Spirit upon us, activating the writing gift within us.  Creativity begins to flow and there is a fire in our hearts to write the Word that God is quickening in us.  This desire finds expression as God appoints us to complete the projects He has for us.  Then over time our skill and influence grow and we become established in our own unique niche.  No matter where you are on this journey, we welcome the opportunity to help you realize your full potential in your calling! 

We welcome you to join our enthusiastic group of developing writers as we hone our skills in our monthly teachings, 
read-arounds 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.
01/14 - 7pm, rm. 145: 
CANCELLED for COVID
.

Contest Open
* Click on links for forms and additional information.
CONTESTS / PUBLICATIONS
Chapter Publications & Events
HOT   Off the Press!
January
02/11 - 7pm, rm. 145: 
CANCELLED for Freeze
Robin Patchen
Induction Ceremony
February
03/11 - 7pm, rm. 145: 
Read-Around 

March
No Meeting 
Merry Christmas!
Hail to the Author and the Finisher of our faith!
December
05/13 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
​Speaker
Robin Patchen 

​Critique Deadline: 05/17
May
06/10 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Critique
CLICK LINK FOR INSTRUCTIONS!
Contest Deadline: 06/15
June
No Meeting 
Happy Independence 
Day!
July
08/07 - 8am - 4:30pm 
Conference


August
11/11 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Group Story and Holiday Party


November
04/08 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
Workshop
Martha Rogers - Settings


April
10/14 - 7pm, rm. 251: 
Critique 
October
09/09 - 7pm, rm. 143: 
​Speaker
Aaron Zook

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



Poetry
​Contest
 .
​Poetry
​Contest
11/01
​Fiction
​Contest
​07/15
​08/15
Writing & Publishing Resources
09/27 - 09/29
11/02
11/TBD
CONFERENCES
DATE
CONFERENCE
 Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference - MI
 Greenliners Mini-Marketing Conference - Woodlands, TX (Click link to send email requesting info.)
 Your Message Conference - Fort Worth, TX

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
Publication
Multiple
​Essay
​Contest
​09/30




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!.
NOTICE that our October Critique Session has a room change!

We're closing out the year with a Writing Extravaganza at our annual holiday party.  Come celebrate with some tasty holiday treats and super-fun Group Story activity!
OCTOBER