Tuesday, March 19, 2013

April 2013: Make Your Good Manuscript Great

Join DFW Ready Writers on Saturday, April 13th as we welcome published author Anne Greene who will discuss "Taking a Manuscript from Good to Great."  

Here's what Anne says about this topic: 
God has called us writers to a heavy responsibility. As writers we need to make the story God gave us jump off the page and leap to life for the reader. We are life changing witnesses of what we know to be true. 

We bring encouragement and hope. We help readers discover themselves in our stories. We paint a picture of what God is like—His nature, His love, His faithfulness. We help readers see Jesus. The tools I’m offering you will help.

I advocate belonging to a critique group. BUT sometimes if you are working too fast, a weekly critique group is too slow. Sometimes you’re under a deadline and can’t wait for your work to be critiqued by your group. Sometimes you can’t find a good fit in a critique group.

So, I’m giving you tools to enable you to critique your own work as well as forge you into a sought-after critique partner. It’s a win-win learning opportunity.

Sounds boring, right? No. It’s absolutely exciting.

You can use these TOOLS whether a seat of the pantser or a storyboard/plotter. Then you can submit those manuscripts to agents and editors with confidence.

ANNE GREENE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won the New England Reader Choice award, the Laurel Wreath Award, and the Heart of Excellence Award. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement releases in April.  A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. In 2014, her World War II novel, Angel With Steel Wings, about WASPs, women test pilots will release. She makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. In 1990, Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas.

View Anne’s other books, her blog, travel pictures, and art work at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. Anne loves to speak to book clubs, libraries, and conferences. Her  love of sailing, horseback riding, history, and art, as well as her Citizens Plano Policy Academy training, and military life sometime figure in her books. She judges the Rita, Golden Heart, Book of the Year, and many other contests. A Critique and Writing Craft group meets at her home on Monday nights.

Her highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. 

Upcoming Speakers: 
May: Dr. Richard Mabry joins us to share what he learned from conferences.

June: Becky Wade will discuss Advanced Writing.

Don't miss a meeting of DFW Ready Writers, the second Saturday of every month at 10:30am at the Bedford Library. Visitors welcome! 


DFW Ready Writers is the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).  For details, go to www.acfw.com.

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