OUR NEXT MEETING: Sat., May 21, 2022

9:00 AM to Noon

Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovans Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

Tips for More Effective Writing & Critiquing

Lisa Falkner, facilitator of our May 21 meeting
Is your writing author-centered or reader-centered? Is your reader receiving your intended message? Does your writing achieve its intended purpose and evoke a response in your reader? Lisa Falkner, our facilitator for the May 2022 meeting will discuss tips that address these questions and more. We will also cover DCWA's critiquing guidelines and gain some additional tips for more effective critiquing.
 
We will do critiques, so please bring twelve copies of a double-spaced manuscript (3 pages or less, please). 
 
DCWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The officers are: Candy Abbott, President; Lisa Falkner, Vice President; Betty Kasperski, Treasurer; and our newly appointed Secretary, Jackie Pollock. 
 
VOLUNTEERS: The DCWA Facebook group is not being effectively utilized, so we're looking for a volunteer to serve as the Administrator.
 
REFRESHMENTS: Please bring snacks. After the meeting, we welcome you to join us at the Georgetown Family Restaurant for lunch.
 
Hope to see you on Saturday, May 21st!

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith includes the basic tenants of Christianity. As of 2020, signing this statement is required in order to be a member of Delmarva Christian Writers' Association. Those who decline to sign the statement will be considered guests and be unable to vote or hold a leadership position (i.e., facilitate meetings or serve on the Board of Directors).
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DIRECTIONS

Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovan's Road

Georgetown, DE 19947

Coming south on Rt. 113 (from Milford): As you approach the City Limits of Georgetown, turn left immediately after the BEACHES sign (an angled intersection with no light) onto North Bedford Street. (If you pass Walmart on 113, you've gone too far.) Take an immediate left on Donovan's Road (beside the State Police Credit Union). Abundant Life Church is on the left.

 

Coming north on Rt. 113 (from Millsboro): At the intersection of Rt. 18, get in the right lane of 113; go past Royal Farms, Arby's, and Walmart. Turn right when you see the sign for Division of Child Support Services. The Delaware Federal Credit Union will be facing you. Turn right and take an immediate left on Donovan's Road. Abundant Life Church is on the left.

 

Coming from the center of Georgetown: On North Bedford Street, when the road splits, bear right and go past North Georgetown Elementary. Take the next right on Donovan's Road beside the State Police Credit Union. Abundant Life Church is on the left. 

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2022

(Please mark your calendar for the third Saturday of the month)

 

APRIL 16

Facilitator: Gayle Marie

Topic: Naysayers and Other Nuisances

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

MAY 21

Facilitator: Lisa Falkner

Topic:TBD

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

JUNE 18

Facilitator: Pat McKelvey 

Topic: TBD

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

JULY 16

Michele Chynoweth

Topic: “Book Marketing 101”

Even if you don't have a book published, it's important to look ahead to how you would get what God has entrusted to you into readers' hands. You won't want to miss what Michele has to share about marketing/promotions, platform, and publicity.

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

AUGUST

No meeting. AUGUST is a time to WRITE, not to meet and talk about writing. 

 
Isaiah 30:8 (TPT) - God told me to write down in a book words meant for the coming generation as an eternal witness. Meditate on this Scripture and let it quicken your spirit and motivate you.
 
The challenge this month is to put your pen or your keyboard to good use so you'll have something to share at our upcoming meetings. We're not asking much: just one to four double-spaced pages. If you haven't written in a while (or ever), consider August your jump-start month. Record the words the Lord is entrusting to you, words only you can write that will inspire, uplift, clarify, entertain, inform, or help readers now and in the years to come. 

 

SEPTEMBER 17

Facilitator: Jenna Caraway

Topic: TBD

Location: Collins Pond, 20202 Gum Island Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

Refreshments: Bring your own lunch and something to share

 

OCTOBER 15

Facilitator: __________________________

Topic: TBD

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

NOVEMBER 19

Facilitator: Elizabeth Boerner

Topic: Proof Is in the Reading

This is all about tightening your words. It's the next step after freewrite. Now's the time to focus on the details. Bring a manuscript you're currently working on, no matter how long or short, if you're in the beginning or middle, wherever you are in your process. You're going to proof your own work as we smile through the principles and importance of proofreading.

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

DECEMBER 17

Facilitator: Betty Kasperski

Topic: POT LUCK 

POT LUCK WRITING: This is a Pot Luck meeting with a Christmas theme. Please four pages of something you have written to read aloud, preferably something holiday-related. We won't be critiquing this time, just enjoying your creativity and discussing what is readPOT LUCK WRITING: Please bring Christmas snacks and hearty refreshments as we'll be having lunch together during our meeting. 

 

Also, we'll discuss topics you'd be interested in learning about in 2022 and ask for volunteers to lead our meetings. 

 

Location: Abundant Life Church, 20488 Donovans Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

 

 

Satellite Chapters of DCWA

Kingdom Writers' Fellowship

Kingdom Writers' Fellowship meets in Seaford led by Teresa Marine CLICK HERE for more information.

 CWF Eagles Nest 

A small group in Rehoboth that meets in Donna Carver's home. CLICK HERE for more information.

Other Groups

VINE & VESSELS (closed) - Betty Jarman and Joyce Sessoms were original members of Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship in 1993. They formed Vine & Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship and hosted a conference at Crossroad Community Church for ten years before disbanding. They continue to be valuable members of  Delmarva Christian Writers as we continue the conference they established. CLICK HERE to read more.

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