Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
First: March 26th Fireside Zoom Meeting for all GLC members.
Friday, March 26th Zoom Readings!
That's right! Friday, March 26th at 7 p.m. we'll share more of our writing. We had such a wonderful time sharing last month. Great turn out. Fabulous stories! Loved seeing everyone!
Here is what we'll do.
Greta Picklesimer will send an email between 3 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 25th.
Rules: set your timer for 30 minutes. Open the email. Choose 1-3 prompts. Write one story, poem, article using those prompts.
You may choose any 30 minute time period that is convenient for you to open your email and write.
Attend the Zoom Fireside Chat with your writing Friday, March 26th at 7 p.m. - don't worry if not edited!!
We'd love to hear everyone read but understand if you prefer to listen only 😉
INCREDIBLE EVENT #2
May 22, 2021
We will have an in-person gathering at the Bavarian Inn on May 22nd, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Debra Butterfield, Editor at Cross River Media will speak on "How to Create Captivating Characters."
Debra will have a Q and A time after her talk AND listen to pitches!
Cost: $5.00 plus the cost of your meal.
We'd love to see the whole group there! It will be a beautiful day of great friends who love writing, fabulous food, laughing, chatting--don't miss this exciting event!!
(We will be observing any State mandates - masks when not seated, etc. Thank you for caring about others.)
Take a moment and respond in the comment section, letting us know if you can attend.
IF YOU HAVEN'T PAID YOUR DUES FOR THIS YEAR THERE IS STILL TIME. COMMENT BELOW IF YOU NEED THE ADDRESS WHERE TO SEND YOUR DUES.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Although the current rules in our state prohibit meeting in restaurants at this time, there are other ways we can get together.
We have to meet. God did not intend for us to be hermits.
Friday, January 1, 2021
Happy New Year authors, writers, creators of story, poetry, devotionals, and articles for readers young and old.
Odd for this time of year, there has been very little interest in making resolutions on social media.
Readers are looking for encouraging reads. Stories of hope. Uplifting poetry and devotionals. Articles drawing on what we can do to emerge from trials.
1. The need is great. Your writing is important! More importantly, your writing needs to be made available to the readers either by self-publishing, or with a publisher. Perhaps this is the year several members can get their work published.
2. As writers we also need to be readers. Great ideas spawn from other ideas. Think about your writings, did the idea first come from something you read somewhere?
3. Let's support one another by reading books by authors/writers in this group. Take a moment and name your book along with the link in the comment section. I'll start here. I've read Rick Barry's books: The Methuselah Project and The Methuselah Project SOS. Next on my list is Bev Robinson's Bible Brides.
The next essential step is not so much jotting a kind note to the author, although that is nice, but writing the same words as a review on Amazon or Goodreads or Bookbub.
I have THREE questions for you to respond to:
1. What book are you reading? If you aren't yet, pick one with the goal of starting it soon and indicate that one.
2. What book of yours do you recommend for others from this group to read? Don't be shy! We want to read! I'd like to recommend my book, Sylvia's Secret link: amazon.to.JvXhwb
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Shall we make a goal?
Finish reading one book by January 31 and write a review (even a few sentences is so helpful!).
AND write (you set the word count) by January 31.
So excited to spend this year with
Great Lake Michigan American Christian Fiction Writers.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
|Editor Pegg Thomas discussed writing and|
publishing from the editor's perspective:
"Where to Start Your Story" and "The Basics
of Story Structure.
|Melissa Kerley, Founder of the faith-based film company|
Generation Courage, spoke on "Novels as Movies: Things
Writers Need to Know."
|Literary agent Cyle Young discussed "The Author Platform|
Being Taken Seriously by Publishers."
|A final group photo pictures a bunch of happy writers and speakers who came |
together to fellowship and sharpen their creative skills for the Lord!