Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Pens of Praise

Christian Writers Group


Next meeting…

Saturday, November, 9th   at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Faith Church

2201  42nd Street, Manitowoc, WI  54220

§   Faith Church is located next to Festival Foods

§   Not far from the Manitowoc exit off Interstate 43

We shall explore the adventures of writing short stories at our November meeting. Susan Kinney will present information on gleaning ideas and plotting a short story for either your own personal enjoyment or for publication.

We will also discuss different opportunities for short story pieces.

Our prompt is “Abundance or Lack Thereof”

The prompt may be written in the genre you are familiar with: poetry, short story, article, or memoir. Or you can challenge yourself and write in a different genre altogether. You are not required to write to the prompt, but I’m sure you will enjoy yourself more if you do. We are a safe place where you can share and enjoy others, who entertain or minister by the glide of their pens.

We will also share healthy boundaries for our Pens readings. Sometimes a writer is uncertain about sharing the content of their latest work in progress. I recently read A Novel Idea Best Advice on Writing Inspirational Fiction, a Tyndale book, written by many top notch writers. This book suggests many excellent guidelines’. Quoting page 212, Closing the Bedroom Door by Terri Blackstok states: When you write a Christian novel, you make an implied covenant with your readers to give them a clean story, one that doesn’t put a stumbling block before them.

We invite you to bring a short five minute sample of your WIP, or what we call your work in progress. But, that is only if you desire to share it in a safe, friendly environment. You are not required to bring writings to attend the meeting.

We may share a book report on a novel or a “how to” for writing!

 Warning you may end up loving to write!

Remember to visit a local shop or bring your coffee or cappuccino with you.

Let us know if you are attending so we can save a seat just for you.

We look forward to seeing you there! May God bless you richly and always as you write for His glory!



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