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Check out our exciting 2021 schedule of events!

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

Special “Members Only” Seminar

Self-Editing for Writers

Tuesday, January 19, 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 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
Linda Farmer Harris

Self-Editing Isn’t Busy Work. It’s vital to publishing success.

For example, four of the top pet peeves readers wish authors knew about are easy to solve. Tied for biggest pet peeve are:  Redundant descriptions, or too much description and typos and grammar errors. Join author and editor Linda Farmer Harris and find out the other two and what to do about all four problems. Self-editing keeps readers coming back and telling others about your books. Plus, the better you self-edit, the quicker a publisher moves you to the top of their contract pile.

Linda Farmer Harris began writing stories in junior high school with cowgirl heroines and horse heroes. By high school she was publishing in Seventeen and Teenager’s Ingénue magazines, and her heroes were cowboys. A journalism major in college completed the formal education but Harris’s accomplishments have continued throughout the years. She is a multi-published, multi-award-winning author and has co-founded and served in various offices in several writers’ groups in various states. She currently edits fiction and non-fiction for Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., and for several freelance writers including Dave Slade, Anne Greene, and Derinda Babcock. Harris lives in Oklahoma with her husband Jerry.


February Meeting

WHEN THE HONEYMOON IS OVER: PRODUCING A FINISHED MANUSCRIPT 

Thursday, February 4, 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 lost the instructions sent to our mailing list,
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
Joy K. Massenburge

The presentation will help writers develop a finisher’s mindset in the midst of rejections, adversity, or lack of inspiration so they can produce a finished manuscript in sickness and in health, richer or poorer, until they write, THE END. 

Joy K. Massenburge crafts contemporary love stories of pastors and their kids. She was born the sixth child of a pastor. She married a football player turned pastor…they raised pastor’s kids; a son and two daughters.

During the week, she works as an assistant to a CPA. She serves as American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW East Texas) chapter’s President as well as a national board member. When she is not writing or recording audio books, she is speaking at retreats and conferences.

Joy resides near Tyler, Texas. You can find her curled up on her back-porch swing reading a good book with her grandchildren, caretaking for two donkeys and a dog, or filling her five-acre country home with fifty-plus people for a Blue Bell ice cream party.

Find Joy’s books here.