Thursday, May 16, 2019

TEN: Healthy Habits for Your Writing Life.



Join us Saturday, June 8, 2019 as we welcome writer and speaker, Kathryn McClatchy. She will present TEN: Healthy Habits for Your Writing Life.

McClatchy has had to learn the hard way how to become a healthy, productive writer. She started her career in marketing and advertising, then joined the world of academia teaching literature, composition, research skills, and rhetoric. In 2006, as she was finishing her master’s degree and preparing to start her PhD, Kathryn suffered the first of many strokes. One day she was a college professor, the next day she was learning to read, write, talk, walk, and pretty much everything else, all over again.

In the last decade, she has applied her education and experience to reinventing herself as a writer and public speaker. In addition to writing thrillers and creative nonfiction, McClatchy has created and/or manages social media campaigns for three non-profit writing organizations, created and facilitated a flash fiction contest that has since been named after her. Learn more about her at www.KathrynMcClatchy.com or https://www.facebook.com/KMMcClatchy/.

Additionally, McClatchy coaches writers and businesses on platform building, productivity, ADA Compliance, and developmental writing. She can be found on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/K_McClatchy/ and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathrynmcclatchy/, as well as other social media sites.

McClatchy will be joined by her ever-present companion, Gizmo-the Service Dog. When he’s not acting as McClatchy’s safeguard and protector, he keeps himself busy helping her with his own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GizmoTheSD/ and Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/gizmo_the_sd/.

To reserve your spot for this informative event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/607626786371666/.




ACFW DFW Ready Writer meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd in Arlington. Meetings are most often followed by a pay-your-way lunch for further fellowship and networking.

For information about this and other programs through ACFW DFW, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DFWReadyWriters/ or our website at: http://dfwreadywriters.blogspot.com/.



Thursday, May 2, 2019

“Legal Issues for Writers.”


Attorney, Mike Farris

Join us, Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m., when we welcome back attorney and author, Mike Farris, continuing his presentation, “Legal Issues for Writers.” We’re calling this one 2.0. Monthly meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington.


So many questions, so little time. Attorney/writer Mike Farris was gracious enough to answer so many of our author/writing questions earlier this year that we have invited him back to continue his presentation. In it, he addresses such issues as how, and why to register your copyright, copyright infringement, public domain, defamation, etc.
To recap his background: Farris was lead counsel for the plaintiff in a high-profile litigation case in Fort Worth, involving royalty rights that resulted in a multi-million dollar judgment in favor of his client.  As an entertainment attorney, Farris has been heavily involved in negotiating film rights agreements, including the non-fiction, The Free State of Jones. And film rights to his own Hawaiian true crime book, A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow (Skyhorse Publishing 2016), have been optioned. This is just the beginning of his work with clients and as an author himself.
Now retired from law practice, when not writing, Farris is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and is an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Texas at Arlington.
To find out more about Farris, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/michaelfarrisnet/.

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For further information about this and other programs through ACFW DFW, visit our website:  http://dfwreadywriters.blogspot.com/ 
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And be sure to check out this events page to register your spot: https://www.facebook.com/events/470581757013521/.

Monthly meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington. Meetings are most often followed by a pay-your-way networking and fellowship lunch at a nearby restaurant.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

ARE YOU COMING???




THE DFW CHAPTER OF AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS
INVITES YOU TO:

5th Annual Mini-Conference
Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm
At
Arlington Community Church
1715 Randol Mill Rd.


REGISTRATION REQUIRED



Keynote Speaker

Tex Thompson

Arianne "Tex” Thompson, rural fantasy author, is an instructor for the Writers Path at SMU and chief instigator of WORD – Writers Organizations ’Round Dallas. Find her at thetexfiles.com and wordwriters.org.
Presenting:
The 7 Deadly First-Page Sins &
10 Steps to a Leaner, Cleaner, Meaner
Manuscript






Guest Speakers


Caryl McAdoo

Caryl writes wonderfully researched westerns with her husband Ron, beginning with the DFW Writers’ Workshop in ’93. Together they are prolific writers in several genres. The rest of their time is dedicated to their children and 14 grandchildren. Visit her website, carylmcadoo.com for more information.
Presenting:
POV That Pops Out of the Box






Lisa Crane

Lisa Crane refers to herself as "a nerd, wrapped in romance, and coated in chocolate.” Known as having a knack for writing with humor, she is a Christian indie writer living in Euless, Texas, who entertains, enlightens, and encourages her readers.

Presenting:
Love and Laughter







Blake Kimzey

Blake Kimzey founded and directs Writing Workshops Dallas and currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. His fiction has been broadcast on NPR and performed on stage in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter @BlakeKimzey, find him online at blakekimzey.com, and contact him at blake@writingworkshopsdallas.com.
Presenting:
Developing Plot: Character IS Action



Registrants will be able to sign-up for 15 minute mentoring appointments during our lunch break. Details for this will be sent out via email before the conference.

Doors open at 9:00 am for registration, coffee and light refreshments.
Speakers will begin promptly at 9:30 so make sure to get there early.
Early Bird Reservations close Friday, March 29thth at 11:59 pm PST.
-ACFW DFW members - $25
-Non-ACFW DFW members - $30
-High School and College students (WITH school ID) - $15

After March 29th
-ACFW DFW members - $30
-Non-ACFW DFW members - $35
-High School and College students (WITH school ID) - $20


Can’t wait to see you there!

If you have questions or need more information please visit our FB event link
https://www.facebook.com/events/291052204827860/

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Charge for the Christian Writers of ACFW.



Join us Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. when we welcome Christian author, educator, and Bible-teacher, Jeaninne Stokes. She will be presenting: A Charge for the Christian Writers of ACFW.

Using the charge Paul gave to his son in the ministry, encouraging Timothy to live out his calling as a minister of the gospel, Stokes will share a word of biblical inspiration. 

She encourages the writers of ACFW to keep living out our callings as Christian writers, even when discouragement, doubt, and other obstacles seek to prevent us from doing so.

Stokes’s writing has appeared in publications such as “Cross and Quill,” “The Christian Communicator,” “Harmony on the Go,” and “Christian Woman Today Online.”  

She is the author of four books, including “Lessons from the Wilderness,” and writes with a mission to inspire and empower others to live a life of faith in every arena. She is passionate about helping aspiring writers answer their call to write for publication from the faith-based perspective. She provides devotions, seminars, and author coaching to help other writers reach their goals.

Her background as a Bible-teacher for over thirty years includes teaching Bible-studies for singles, new members, women, and married couples. To learn more about her ministry and services for aspiring Christian authors, visit her at www.jstokeswritingministries.com.

To reserve your spot for this inspirational event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/254453642142429/.

ACFW DFW Ready Writer meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd in Arlington. Meetings are most often followed by a pay-your-way lunch for further fellowship and networking.

For further details about this and other ACFW DFW events, visit: http://dfwreadywriters.blogspot.com/ 



Friday, February 1, 2019

All Things ACFW and Fiction Finder

                              


Join us, Saturday, February 9, at 10:30amwhen we welcome ACFW National webmaster, Becky Yauger, when she presents, “All Things ACFW and Fiction Finder.” 

Monthly meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington.

You may be saying to yourself "I'm already a member of ACFW, so why do I need to hear about all things ACFW?" 

Because ACFW is constantly growing and changing, and there may be benefits to the organization that you've forgotten about since joining. We want you to get the most for your membership, so here's your chance to learn more or get a refresher on all things ACFW. That includes our database for Christian Fiction books, Fiction Finder. 

Becky Yauger worked for 15 years in radio and television broadcasting before beginning her writing career. She’s a three-time contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul books and has been published in Guideposts Magazine. She blogs at www.TalkingAmongFriends.com and quarterly for www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, while continuing to scribble away on various projects. Becky and her husband live near Dallas and are the parents of two grown children and have two beautiful grandchildren.

For further information about this and other programs through ACFW DFW, visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DFWReadyWriters/. And be sure to check out our FB events page to register your spot: https://www.facebook.com/events/2079409215472535/!  

Monthly meetings are held at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington. Meetings are most often followed by further networking and fellowship, dutch treat, at a nearby restaurant.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Legal Issues for Writers



Join us, Saturday, January 12, at 10:30 a.m., when we welcome attorney and author, Mike Farris, as he presents, “Legal Issues for Writers.” 



Attorney/writer Mike Farris will guide us through the minefield of legal issues that authors must navigate—addressing such issues as how, and why to register your copyright, copyright infringement, what is public domain, defamation, invasion of privacy, publishing contracts, and option/purchase agreements for film rights.


Farris was lead counsel for the plaintiff in a high-profile litigation case in Fort Worth, involving royalty rights that resulted in a $13.25 million judgment in favor of his client.  His collaborative effort with his client to tell the story of that case resulted in their nonfiction book which is an Amazon bestseller and winner of the American Book Fest’s Best Book Award in the category of Law.

As an entertainment attorney, Farris has been heavily involved in negotiating film rights agreements, including the non-fiction, The Free State of Jones, for his client, University of North Carolina Press, which was made into a major motion picture starring Oscar-winner, Matthew McConaughey, and directed by multi-time Oscar nominee, Gary Ross.

Film rights to Farris’s Hawaiian true crime book, the Amazon bestselling, A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow (Skyhorse Publishing 2016), have been optioned by Aaron and Jordan Kandell, two of the writers on the Disney hit, Moana, and writers/co-producers of the feature film, Adrift. Additionally, his most recent true crime book, Poor Innocent Lad: The Tragic Death of Gill Jamieson and the Execution of Myles Fukunaga (Untreed Reads 2018), was released in 2018. 

In the world of non-fiction, in addition to his author collaboration of the litigation case, Fifty Shades of Black and White: Anatomy of the Lawsuit Behind a Publishing Phenomenon, Farris also partnered with rodeo cowboy-turned-actor/producer, Robert Hinkle, to write Bob’s memoir of his years in show business, Call Me Lucky: A Texan in Hollywood (University of Oklahoma Press 2009).  

His fiction work consists of seven published novels, including thrillers such as, The Bequest, Manifest Intent, and the Hawaiian historical fiction, Isle of Broken Dreams

Now retired from law practice, when not writing, Farris is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and is an adjunct professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

To find out more about Mike Farris, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/michaelfarrisnet/


                                                             
For further information about this and other programs 
through ACFW DFW, 

And be sure to check out our FB events page to register your spot: https://www.facebook.com/events/2075852805841259/!  


 Meetings are most often followed by further networking 
and fellowship at a nearby restaurant.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY


Join us for some festive fun, sharing, and giving!