3/16/2013

New Online Classes Offered

OCFW is excited to announce our online classes for 2013. If you're a writer looking to hone your craft, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.

Our first class will be "Fearless Research" taught by Darlene Franklin. Darlene will show how to take the fear out of research and discover the fun. The class will focus on “how-tos” such as research to solidify your proposal; research to add authenticity; research to add detail and create setting; research to write about the unknown; research of language usage. This class will involve homework and will run May 6th - May 17th.

Our second class offering will be "Writing the Synposis" with instructor Camy Tang. The exercises in this class will ensure that your story structure has all the vital elements, including character external goal, internal/spiritual arc, obstacles/conflict, climax, and resolution. This class will run August 5th - August 16th.

Our classes are conducted through email using Yahoo's group services. All correspondence is done via email, including lessons, homework and Q&A. The cost of each class is $25.00 for non-OCFW members and $20 for members. A great price for such valuable information and interaction with these knowledgeable instructors.

Click here for more information and to register.


3/02/2013

March Meeting


Julie Jarnagin

OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author Julie Jarnagin on Saturday, March 16, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Julie's topic will be "Simplifying the Synopsis."
Writing a synopsis can be an intimidating process. This workshop will demystify the task by teaching participants to recognize the necessary ingredients in a successful synopsis. Julie will share tips and techniques to inspire writers to embrace the steps of developing an effective story summary and help them produce a synopsis that captures the interest of agents and editors.
Julie Jarnagin grew up in a rural community where her family farmed and raised cattle, inspiring her to set much of her fiction in small towns. She earned a B.A. in Journalism/Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma, and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Julie's articles have appeared in local and national publications. Through her writing, she hopes to share stories that inspire readers through reflecting God’s love. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Kevin, and their energetic young son. Her books Canyon Walls and Canyon Crossing are available through Barbour Publishing.
To learn more about Julie, visit her website at www.juliejarnagin.com.
OCFW meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Mardel Christian Store, 3300 South Boulevard in Edmond.