Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FREE Writing Workshop April 12, 2010: Capture Your Reader from Start to Finish

Capture Your Reader from Start to Finish

“A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be completely immersed, submerged in the environment.”—Jack Vance

When: Monday, April 12, 2010, 6:30 PM- 8 PM
Where: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Description: How often do you start to read a blog and stop because it’s too long or you can't stay focused? Internet reading differs from relaxing in your recliner to enjoy a good novel. Online readers either want a mega dose of information or inspiration in bite-sized morsels. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a ministry worker, or a writing professional, the fast-paced, Internet mentality makes writing online tough. It doesn't matter if you write an article or chapter for publication or a blog post, Tiffany talks about how to:
  • grab your readers’ attention from the start and keep it until the last sentence
  • make every word count
  • write for maximum effectiveness to touch your readers' hearts
  • connect with others to build community
Tiffany also reveals how your writing/blogging voice inspires your tribe, developing a strong foundation for your writing, speaking, ministry, or marketing platform.
Speaker: Tiffany Stuart's powerful insights and writing voice speaks life and truth into the lives of other fellow strugglers. After completing the Christian Writers Guild Apprenticeship Course, Tiffany won Honorable Mention in the inspiration category of the Writers Digest 75th Annual Writing Contest. Some of her publishing credits include: Focus on the Family's Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, The Upper Room, CBN.com, www.troubledwith.com, www.ungrind.org, www.heartlink.org, and parenting and marriage articles for Focus on the Family. Visit Tiffany's blog.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Facing Your Writing Fears and Foes

When: Monday, March 8, 2010, 6 p.m.- 8.p.m.
Where: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Description: What are your fears about writing, the obvious and the hidden? What are your foes--the things and people that deter your progress as a writer? Judith Couchman helps you
  • Determine the fears and foes that keep you from writing.
  • Understand you're not alone with these fears, and you can overcome them.
  • Discover practical ways to overcome your writing roadblocks.
After a short presentation, you will spend time in small groups exploring your inner and outer blocks to writing. Then discuss ways to overcome them.
Speaker: Judith Couchman is the writer or compiler of over 40 faith-based books. She founded and taught the Write the Vision retreats for women writers, and has taught writers and editors in Eastern European countries. Her most recent book is The Mystery of the Cross (IVP). Judith also teaches art history courses as a part-time instructor for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Judith holds a B.S. in education (English and journalism), an M.A. in journalism, and an M.A. in art history. She lives in Colorado. Visit Judith's blog and website.