Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Linda Davis, Screenwriter, March 14 speaker

Linda Davis
Screenwriter
Monday, March 14, 2016
“A Screenwriter’s Journey”


A screenwriter currently represented by a WGA Signatory Agent, Linda Davis will discuss what she’s learned about writing structure (for any kind of writing) and present some skillsets and ideas on how to get your writing in the best shape possible. She will also cover queries, loglines, story structure, the art of pitching and marketing yourself. This discussion will include helpful resources and time for a question-answer session.


She is presently working on scripts to break into the Hollywood feature film business. She’s written several scripts and takes trips to Los Angeles for pitching, marketing, seminars, and meetings with producers.  

CCW Meeting Cancellation Policy
Please always double-check our blog before each meeting.
1. If Fairfax County Public Schools cancel for inclement weather, we will not have a meeting that evening. Schools are usually canceled before the sun rises on such days.
2. If inclement weather arrives AFTER 12 noon on the Monday of a meeting, we will post a cancellation on our blog at www.capitalchristianwriters.org as well as a message on CCW’s contact number 703-803-9447.
3. If for any reason you cannot access the three sources above, then email ccwwriters@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

One-Day Self-Publishing Conference, April 9

Have questions about self-publishing? Want to explore this option for your manuscript? Then come to CCW's one-day, self-publishing conference on Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Va.

We will cover the ins and outs of all aspects of self-publishing, such as marketing, writing, editing, and designing both print and ebooks, plus the business side of self-publishing. Our keynote speaker will be Lynellen Perry, president of Chalfont House Publishing. Stay tuned for registration and a schedule!

Monday, November 16, 2015

January Meeting: Achieving Your Writing Goals

“Achieving Your Writing Goals”
Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Having clear goals coupled with a plan can help you achieve your writing goals (whatever your genre or purpose for writing). Join your fellow CCWers for a round table discussion led by board members Betsey Kodat and Sarah Hamaker.

Betsey will focus on importance of prayer in realizing your writing goals and reaching your audience, while Sarah will give you some practical tools on how to put into place a realistic plan.


Bring your ideas or goals and leave with a prayer guide and an action plan. Let’s make 2016 a year to remember through our writing! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

November Speaker: Stephanie Buckwalter on Using the Internet to Build an Audience

Stephanie Buckwalter
Author
Monday, November 9, 2015
“Using the Internet to Build an Audience”


How do you make the Internet work for you? Author Stephanie Buckwalter will show us how to use social media, online networking and search engine tools to build our audience.

Stephanie writes nonfiction in diverse genres such as educational and informational for training materials, encyclopedias, homemaking, and the school library market. She loves technology and using it as a tool to reach others.


She is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Business and Industry; Death Be Not Proud, an Early American Poetry anthology; and Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover’s Soul.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Prepare to Publish Mini-Conference September 12

Join NoVa Christian Writers on Saturday, Sept. 12, for a mini-conference, Prepare to Publish. The conference will be at Potomac Ministry Center in Gainesville, Va., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lunch included. Literary agent Tamela Hancock Murray, who spoke at CCW's July meeting, will be available for paid critiques of the first 10 pages of your manuscript. 

The conference will cover how to write a proposal, how to find a literary agent, how to prepare your manuscript, and how to promote your work, along with an Q&A session with Tamela. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

September 2015 Meeting, Lynellen Perry, publisher

Lynellen Perry
Publisher, Editor, Writer
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
“The Path to Publication”
  


There are so many options facing an author seeking publication. Lynellen Perry, president of Chalfont House Publishing, will walk us through the definitions of the various paths to publication. She’ll also discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as the general steps involved in getting published.


Lynellen holds a Ph.D. in math and computer science, but she’s been an editor and non-fiction author for more than 20 years. Chalfont House Publishing is a traditional royalty-paying non-fiction house with a fiction imprint called HopeSprings Books. Lynellen also serves as the treasurer for the Virginia chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and as the ACFW zone director for the Mid-Atlantic states.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CCW Member Finals in ACFW Genesis Contest

Congratulations to CCW co-director Sarah Hamaker! She is one of three national finalists in the romantic suspense category for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 Genesis contest. The winner will be announced at a gala during the 2015 ACFW conference in Dallas this September.

The Genesis Contest provides an opportunity for unbiased feedback on unpublished writers' work by published authors and experienced judges, and the chance for the category finalists to have their work read by Christian publishing house editors and literary agents. This year’s romantic suspense category will be judged by two literary agents and an editor.