Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Candice Speare Prentice September 8, 2014

Capital Christian Writers presents
Candice Speare Prentice
Author of the Trish Cunningham Cozy Mystery Trilogy

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
The Seasons of a Writer’s Life
(Understanding This Crazy Career Called Writing)


“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). A writer’s life has very specific seasons as well.

Come be refreshed by this inspirational fiction writer and learn how to avoid frustration by embracing your present writing season. Candice not only has traditional and e-book experience with her trilogy (Murder in the Milk Case, Band Room Bash, and Kitty Litter Killer) but she has also co-authored three romances published by Barbour.

In her spare time, Candice writes for two blogs. Learn more at www.candiceprentice.com, http://cozymysterymagazine.blogspot.com/ and


Monday, July 28, 2014

August Fellowship Night, Aug. 11

August Fellowship
Monday, August 11, 7 p.m.

Join fellow CCW members and friends for some fellowship on Monday, August 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Panera Bread in the heart of Fairfax City (just a block from Truro at 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Parking is free in the garage next to the complex, which also has the Wine House, Bollywood Bistro and Potbelly's).

Come share what you're working on, talk shop and generally have fun! We'll try to snag the long table, so if you get there first and see it empty, please reserve it for us!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Poetry & Prose Meeting July 14, 2014

Capital Christian Writers
Prose and Poetry Night
Monday, July 14, 2014


CCW members and their guests may sign up ahead of time to read one poem or one excerpt from your blog, short story, or novel. Afterward, listeners will jot down encouragement or suggestions on index cards for the reader. You’re welcome to bring ANY kind of clean, tasteful prose or poetry, on any subject, written for either mainstream or the Christian market.

Rehearse a little so you can time your reading. You will have 5 minutes--MAX. No introductions other than simply your name and the market you’re aiming for (example: Betsy Dill, mainstream humor novel). Let your words stand on their own strength and come inspire us!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT     email ccwriters@gmail.com     Those who notify us first, read first!




Sunday, April 27, 2014

Harry Krause's ACWF Blog

Harry Krause, our March 2014 speaker, had this to share about on the American Christian Fiction Writers blog today in Details, Details. Thought you might enjoy reading it!

Monday, April 21, 2014

May 2014 Speaker: Steve Reynolds

Capital Christian Writers Presents:
Pastor Steve Reynolds
May 12, 2014
“Turn Your Life Into a Book!”



Steve Reynolds, busy pastor of Capital Baptist Church, lost 100 pounds and started preaching a sermon series about it entitled Bod4God. The Washington Post ran a full-page feature on the “Anti Fat Pastor,” and people were soon encouraging him to write a book about his experience.

Reynolds used an editor to transcribe his sermons into book form, then self-published Bod4God in 2007. Regal Books/Gospel Light picked it up and expanded it in 2009. That sold so well, he then filmed a companion video series in 2012. His second book Get Off the Couch was published by Regal in 2013, and he’s working on his third book now.

Come hear his publishing journey and give some thought to the struggles you may have fought in your own life, and how you might be able to encourage others by getting the word out there.


Steve Reynolds has served as the senior pastor of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Va., since 1982. He is also the creator of the Losing to Live Weight Loss Competition. Steve is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

April Fellowship Night


April Fellowship
Monday, April 14, 7 p.m. 

Join fellow CCW members and friends for some fellowship on Monday, April 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Panera Bread in the heart of Fairfax City (just a block from Truro at 3955 Chain Bridge RdFairfaxVA 22030. Parking is free in the garage next to the complex, which also has the Wine House, Bollywood Bistro and Potbelly's).

Come share what you're working on, talk shop and generally have fun! We'll try to snag the long table, so if you get there first and see it empty, please reserve it for us!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dr. Harry Kraus 
March 10, 2014 
 “Ten Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting My First Novel” 

 The best-selling author of 19 books (16 novels and 3 nonfiction works), Dr. Harry Kraus is a board-certified surgeon and his signature is the authentic medical stripe that runs through his novels. His books have been finalists for the Christy award, American Christian Fiction Writers’ book of the year, and book of the year for the Faith, Hope, and Love section of Romance Writers of America. His novel, Could I Have This Dance? was the Christian Booksellers Association’s number-one bestseller for the contemporary fiction category for 2002. He divides his professional life between Virginia and East Africa.

 Come hear Dr. Kraus reflect on more than 20 years in the publishing business, and get rejuvenated on writing your own fiction or nonfiction work.

His books include novels Lip Reading, An Open Heart, A Heartbeat Away, The Six-Liter Club, Salty Like Blood, Perfect, Serenity, The Chairman, The Stain, Lethal Mercy, Fated Genes, Stainless Steal Hearts, and The Claire McCall Series (Could I Have this Dance?, For the Rest of My Life, and All I'll Ever Need); a youth novella (A Zebra Tale), and the nonfiction works Domesticated Jesus, The Cure, and Breathing Grace: What you need More than Your Next Breath.


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.