A Fellowship of Christian Writers:
Discipling each other
......My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 45:1 NAS
Join us Saturday, July 9 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, as we welcome
author and speaker, J.A. Marx, with her hands-on workshop “Applying the Moral
Premise.” As this is a 90-minute, hands-on workshop, the meeting will start at
10:30 am with her presentation from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.
According to J.A. all authors want to hear “I stayed up all night
because I couldn’t put your book down!” But how do we draw readers in and make
them stay? “By cementing your story together with a moral premise.
J.A.’s 90-minute, hands-on workshop is based on “The Moral
Premise,” by Stanley Williams. In her workshop, J.A. will help you add
emotional depth to your characters in a way that will connect with your readers
on a heart level. Come prepared to practice what is presented, share ideas with
fellow writers, and take home solid concepts that could thrust your writing to
the next level. Laptop, tablet or other note taking devices highly encouraged
for brainstorming and creating.
Cost for this event is $20 per guest. J.A. is gifting a portion of
the event to her fellow ACFW DFW members. Cost of the
event for current members is $9 (plus the regular $2 monthly fee if not paid in
advance). Event sign-up is encouraged at DFWReadyWriters.Events@gmail.com
Multi-published J.A. (Julie) Marx writes "Fiction that Mends
Hearts." Her vision is to write stories in a way that helps the reader
experience the healing, freedom, and equipping along with the characters. She writes both Psychological Suspense and
Aside from dabbling in articles, devotionals and posting a
weekly blog, she has co-authored three Christmas novellas, “The Christmas Tree
Treasure Hunt” (2013), “A Ruby Christmas” (2014), and “Christmas Apples”
(2015). Her novella, “Mirror, Mirror,” was released in April as part of a
compilation. Her psychological suspense trilogy, “The Destiny Series,” released
in 2014 and her latest novel, “Family Lies Deadly Ties,” was recently released
J.A.’s hobbies include painting, fitness, and nutrition. When
not writing she enjoys hanging out with her daughter, son, daughter-in-love,
and her adorable grandchildren. She gets immense satisfaction from serving at
J.A. enjoys hearing from readers. Here’s how you can connect
NOTE: As this is a slightly longer workshop than normal, bottled water
and light snacks will be provided but please join us afterward for a
Dutch-treat luncheon for further fellowship and networking with fellow writers
– both novice and skilled.
Please join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at
10:30am, as we welcome Kellie Coates Gilbert presenting “Writing the Emotions
of Your Story”.
What does writing the emotions of your story
mean, you ask? Kellie gives us a clue, “Ever pick up a book intending to read
only one chapter before bed, but you look up to find it’s the wee hours of the
morning? Learn how bestselling authors keep readers turning pages with
emotionally-driven novels that make readers feel like they are actually a part
of the action. The result? Fans who will want to take that ride with you again
Kellie has been described by RT Book
Reviews as a “deft, crisp story- teller.” Her Texas Gold books were featured as
Barnes & Noble Top Shelf Picks and were included on Library Journal’s Best
Book List of 2014.
Born and raised in Idaho, Kellie now lives
with her husband of 35 years in Dallas, where she spends most days by her pool
drinking sweet tea and writing the stories of her heart. Her next book, What
Matters Most, will be released in July, 2016.