Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Newsletter: Post on the Blog, Host a Meeting, and More!

Next Meeting - August 1st in Grandville

Join the Great Lakes Chapter of the
American Christian Fiction Writers
for our August Meet & Eat

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
3441 Century Center St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Speakers
Tips from a Newly Published Author
Dawn Crandall shares her experience and offers some tips on getting published and what do to next.
Publishing Options
Agent Ann Byle of Credo Communications talks about publishing options, reaching your readers, and how an agent can help.
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Updates: What's happening in the Great Lakes Chapter?

ACFW-GLC needs meeting hosts for 2016! If you'd like to have a meeting near you, contact Karin Beery ASAP at karin@karinbeery.com. Hosting a meeting lets you give back to ACFW (and you get to attend that meeting for free). It's a great way to give and receive a blessing!
Karin Beery is thrilled to announce the official launch of her freelance writing and editing service, Write Now Editing (www.writenow-editing.com). To celebrate her new website, and the redesign of her author website (www.karinbeery.com), she'll be hosting giveaways each week on her blogs. Stop by to see what she's up to and to enter for your chance to win all kinds of fun freebies!
We'd like to start making our blog a more active place, so we're inviting our members to contribute writing-related posts each month! 500-750 words each, and we'll make sure to include your picture (if you send it) and links to your website. Please contact Karin at Karin@Karinbeery.com if you're interested!
Just a reminder - we all have exciting things happening and strong opinions to share, but please remember that our Facebook group is available to help us live up to and fulfill ACFW's mission: to advance Christian fiction by inspiring writers to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry. Thanks!
Joy Avery Melville is a 2015 Mentor of the Year Finalist! Winner to be announced at the ACFW 2015 CONFERENCE GALA AWARDS BANQUET in September in Dallas.
If you have any announcements pertaining to writing, please let me know so that I can include it in the newsletter. Email me at rmestrada@ameritech.net


Ron Estrada, VP
2015 Calendar
September 17-20 – ACFW National Conference, Dallas, Texas: Click here for details and reservations.
October 17 – Gaylord:
Pegg Thomas–Conflict, Consequences, and Conclusions
Christine Johnson– Writing for the Love Inspired line.
December 5 – online: TBD
Your ACFW Great Lakes Chapter
What we're about.
The Great Lakes Chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association promotes the writing of excellent, inspirational fiction from the great state of Michigan. We work to glorify God the Father and Jesus Christ, His Son. 

Contact Ron@ronestradabooks.com for if you have any announcements to include in this newsletter. God bless all of our Mitten State writers.

Now go write for God's glory!