Home

Check out our exciting 2021 schedule of events!

Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.

June “Special Members Only” Seminar

Help Your Readers Commit Identity Theft: Learning to Write in Deep Point of View

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you’ve lost the instructions sent to our memberssend an email to Tricia Sanders.
You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Zoe McCarthy

In “Help Your Readers Commit Identity Theft: Learning to Write in Deep Point of View,” participants will learn through instruction and examples:

1. Why, how, and where to use Deep Point of View (DPOV).

2. What DPOV is and what it isn’t.

3. Specific ways to incorporate DPOV.

A full-time writer and speaker, Zoe M. McCarthy is the author of seven contemporary Christian romances containing humor and tenderness and proving opposites distract. Her nonfiction book, Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days, is designed to shape a not-yet-submitted, a rejected, or a self-published manuscript with low ratings into a book that shines—or to guide writers starting a manuscript. Her first book of contemporary Christian allegories released last December. Zoe is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoys canoeing at their lake cabin. She blogs on writing topics at https://zoemmccarthy.com


July Meeting

Effective Social Media for Today’s Writer” 

Thursday, July 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you’re a first time visitor or have lost the instructions sent to our members send an email to Tricia Sanders.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Edie Melson

Effective Social Media for Today’s Writer

The world is more connected digitally than ever before. This means as writers, we must know how to utilize this new paradigm to build relationships with new & established readers. More than that, Edie is passionate to remind us that social media is so much more than selling books, it’s a powerful tool—to help make the world a better place. This part of the equation is often overlooked. In this presentation, Edie will share how to find your focus while navigating the ever changing landscape of social media. She’ll provide practical tips for evaluating your time, your audience and finding the right platforms in which to invest your energy. She’ll also touch on emerging networks and give you the information you need to identify which ones fit your audience goals—all with a focus on following your path for writing and publishing.

Take-aways from presentation

-learn to embrace social media as a way to serve others

-find the tools to evaluate the changing landscape of digital connections

-discover emerging networks that fit your focus

-practical tips to use & grow established networks

Find your voice, live your story…is the foundation of Edie Melson’s message, no matter if she’s talking about writing, social media or photography. As an award-winning author and industry professional for almost a quarter of a century, Edie Melson has the proven expertise to help writers navigate the multi-disciplinary world of publishing and marketing. The first part of her career was spent as a freelance writer, often publishing over 700 articles a year. She’s been a professional blogger, copywriter, ghost writer, speaker, novelist and nonfiction author. Her reputation as an online expert is well-deserved. Her blog reaches thousands and has been consistently named a Writer’s Digest Top 101 Sites for Writers since 2017. She’s the director of one of the largest Christian writers’ conferences in the nation and board member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She and husband Kirk have been married 40 years and raised three sons. They live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and can often be found hiking—with Edie clinging to the edge of a precipice for the perfect camera angle and Kirk patiently carrying her notebook and tripod. Connect with her on her website, www.EdieMelson.com and through social media.