10/04/2017

October 2017 Meeting






OCFW Welcomes Staci Mauney






            OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author and freelance editor Staci Mauney on Saturday, October 21st, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In this workshop, she will discuss how to take real-life events and use them as a springboard to create a story with a beginning, middle, and end. We want our stories to resonate with readers, and she will share a variety of techniques how to do this. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, this workshop will help you discover techniques to bring your stories to life. It will include a couple of interactive exercises, so bring a pen and paper or a laptop and get ready to share!

       Staci Mauney holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) and a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Cameron University. Although she lives in southwestern Oklahoma, she enjoys traveling around the United States and taking her sassy Yorkie, Lilly, for long walks in the park. Staci is active in LifeChurch and volunteers in her local community, as well as a freelance editing business, Prestige Prose, which can be found online at prestigeprose.com. She maintains a Christian devotional blog, Echoes of Joy, and has had short stories published in Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul; Owl Hootings, Vol. II; and Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland.

        Her Christmas devotional, Echoes of Joy: 30 Days of Experiencing God’s Grace, will be released on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

        OCFW meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, located on the Corner of 15th & I-35 in Edmond. For more information, visit http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email JJ Johnson at OCFWchapter@gmail.com

9/09/2017

September 2017 Meeting




OCFW Welcomes 
Alanna Radle Rodriguez and T.J. Radle
 





          OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host Alanna Radle Rodriguez and “T.J.” Radle on Saturday, September 16th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. They will speak on Writing from Experience: What’s it Like . . . Public Disability Access. They will offer fun, hands-on learning situations that will give you new insight and can add to your repertoire of writing ideas and influence your stories. 

Believing that anything which has to do with life has to do with writing, Alanna Radle Rodriguez and her mother, “T.J.” Radle, have an uncanny ability to connect real-life circumstances to storytelling in ways that writers don’t often consider. After years as caregivers and from personal experience, these Access Advocates have things to share and think about. 

Alanna Radle Rodriguez’s first story, a collaboration, The Legacy Letters, is out as ebook and print copy.

OCFW meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, located on the Corner of 15th & I-35 in Edmond. For more information, visit http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email JJ Johnson at OCFWchapter@gmail.com

8/10/2017

August 2017 Meeting




OCFW Welcomes Erin Taylor Young



            OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host Erin Taylor Young on Saturday, August 19th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Mrs. Young will speak on Overcoming Damaging Self-talk for Writers. She will discuss God’s creative power is in words, especially in those we say to ourselves. Words can breathe truth into our hearts and spirit, or lies. Come learn how to harness negative self-talk and turn those words into a vehicle of encouragement and empowerment.


Erin Taylor Young is the co-managing editor for Serenade Books, a publishing company she helped to found. Her deepest passions are the Word of God and bringing His truth, whether in her own books or the books of other authors, to readers. She teaches workshops about writing and publishing, produces podcasts, and is the co-creator of Write from the Deep and Live from the Deep with Karen Ball. She’s also an award-winning humor writer. Her books, Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe and Still Surviving Henry: The Untold Stories, have been repeatedly accused of making readers laugh until they cry. Learn more about Erin at erintayloryoung.com where she blogs about writing, God, and her aversion to spiders.

OCFW meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, located on the Corner of 15th & I-35 in Edmond. For more information, visit http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email JJ Johnson at OCFWchapter@gmail.com
 

6/12/2017

June 2017 Meeting



OCFW Welcomes Shel Harrington






OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host Shel Harrington on Saturday, June 17th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Mrs. Harrington will speak on Growing Your Facebook Page—How to Get Them to LIKE You!. This class explores more than two dozen specific strategies to build your Facebook following and keep it growing; You'll also learn the most common mistakes made on author pages and how to avoid them.
Shel Harrington knew if she wanted to take her inspirational humor blog, Fat-Bottom-Fifties Get Fierce, to brand recognition, she needed to create a Facebook page that would help get the word out. Diving right into the Facebook world, she quickly learned that just because you make it, doesn’t mean they will LIKE it! So she set out on a quest to solve the “What will make them LIKE it?” riddle. 

Solve it she did – growing her Facebook page to over 200,000 “likes” and “follows” with a weekly page reach consistently in the millions -- and it’s still growing! In her alternative world, Shel is a Family Law Attorney and adjunct law professor in Oklahoma City. In addition to her published law-related book and articles, she blogs with humor about improving relationships at www.shelharrington.com
OCFW meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, located on the Corner of 15th & I-35 in Edmond. For more information, visit http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email JJ Johnson at OCFWchapter@gmail.com