Thursday, November 13, 2014

CCW Member Starts Blog

CCW member Whitney Hopler has started a blog called "Renewing Your Mind.," where she tackles ways to renew our minds. Check it out--you'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Matt Watier November 2014 Speaker

Matt Watier
Freelance Illustrator
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
“How Writers Can Work With Artists on Cooperative Projects”

Have you ever dreamed of writing a children’s book? Do you have an important message you’d like to pass on to the next generation? Are you curious about how to collaborate with an artist on a picture book? Matt Watier, local freelance illustrator, will talk about how his creative process works, where it intersects with writing, and how writers and artists can work together from idea to print.

Watier graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2001, majoring in Illustration and Design. He has published two books. His first published book ANTS: Another Nice Tasty Sweet was internationally published in Hebrew and English. His second book Secret Magics of Maine won numerous awards and has had various gallery shows throughout the East Coast of Maine. Watier now works as a User Experience Designer in the Washington, DC-metro region.

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, 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     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.