10/20/2014

OKC Christian Fiction Writers Mini Confrence

James L. Rubart
OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host speaker James Rubart at their annual mini-conference as he presents three sessions on fiction writing. The sessions will include:

Live Free, Write Free—Imagine writing free of all the things that currently hold you back. No more fear or loss of heart. No comparison. No striving. No doubt. “Live Free, Write Free” is a revolutionary approach to writing because it starts not with the story on the page, but rather the story of your life. Once you understand your truest identity and the “story” you were born to live—then you are free to write without limits. This is the foundation for Christian writers from which everything else follows—a game-changer for your “story” and the stories you’ll write.

Creating Unique Ideas With Spiritual HeftThe secrets of creating unique story ideas, that editors and agents haven’t seen a thousand times before, and also carry a spiritual weight that captivate readers during and AFTER they finish your novel.

Marketing 101 – 401The 12 essential marketing skills you must have to succeed as a writer in today’s publishing world.

James L. Rubart is the bestselling and Christy award-winning author of six books, including his just released novel, Spirit Bridge. During the day he runs Barefoot Marketing, which helps authors make more coin of the realm. In his free time he dirt bikes, hikes, water skis, and takes photos. No, he doesn't sleep much. He lives with his amazing wife and two sons in the Pacific Northwest and still thinks he's young enough to water ski like a madman. More info can be found at www.jameslrubart.com.

The mini-conference will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8:30 to 4:00 at the Memorial Road Church of Christ, located at 2221 E Memorial Road in Edmond, Oklahoma. The location is just west of Oklahoma Christian University and a short jaunt off I-35 or the Kilpatrick Turnpike. The cost is $50 with pre-registration or $60 at the door.

Online registration is available here.

For more information, email Susan Crawford at OCFWchapter@gmail.com.

10/03/2014

October Meeting

Julie Jarnagin
OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host multi-published author Julie Jarnagin on Saturday, October 18th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Ms. Jarnagin will speak on Eat That Frog, Get Things Done, and Finish Your Book: Time management for Writers. In the midst of our busy lives, it can be challenging to set aside the time and mental energy it takes to write a book. We'll discuss strategies for avoiding procrastination, setting up good habits, and ultimately living out our dreams. 

Julie Jarnagin's latest novel, Canyon Weddings, published by Barbour Books, will be released on November 1, 2014. Ms. Jarnagin is a multi-published author of inspirational romance. She grew up in a small Oklahoma town where her family farmed and ranched. These days she lives in a not-so-big city with her amazing husband and two young sons who tolerate all her nerdy quirks. Julie earned a B.A. in Journalism / Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

OCFW meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 at Mardel Christian Store, 3300 South Boulevard in Edmond. For more information, email Susan Crawford at OCFWchapter@gmail.com.