February 2017 Meeting
OCFW Welcomes Robin Patchen
OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host award-winning author Robin Patchen on Saturday, February 18, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Ms. Patchen will speak on Small Edits: Big Impact; Literary Devices and Simple Tricks to Improve your Prose. Often the difference between a mediocre writer and a great one lies in a few edits—shuffling a sentence here, choosing a more impactful word there. In this course, she will show us how to dig into some age-old literary devices and see examples of where they have been used with great success. She will also teach us a few simple tricks that make a big impact.
Robin Patchen is one of the authors of 5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing, a self-editing resource. She’s a writing coach and multi-published Christian Fiction author. Her first full-length novel won the Lyra Award for Women’s Fiction and was a finalist in the Carol Award. When she’s not writing, Robin is a freelance editor specializing in Christian Fiction. Formerly Assistant Editor for Wayside Press and copyeditor for Serenade Books, she works now as a writing coach and freelance editor, where she partners with novelists at every level, from the greenest beginners to multi-published, award-winning veterans. Her greatest passion is to see Christian authors write excellent fiction that has the power to change lives.