Thursday, July 27, 2017

Intentionally Creating Story Conflict – Naturally.

Please join ACFW DFW Ready Writers Saturday, August 12, 10:30a, at Arlington Community Church (click on name for map

as we welcome multi-published, hybrid author and freelance editor, J.A. Marx, presenting her interactive program, Intentionally Creating Story Conflict – Naturally.

J.A. Marx writes psychological suspense/adventure with threads of romance and supernatural undertones. Her writing works include books - The Destiny Series with Destiny Defied, Destiny Delivered, and Destiny Defended; Mirror, Mirror – an e-book publication, and two Amazon #1 co-written Christmas novellas: The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt and A Ruby Christmas; as well as devotionals, articles and The Embattled Spirit weekly blog. 

With her presentation Marx will be teaching, and inviting participation, ways to help attendees learn to create distinct, organic characters who will run the story for the writer. Take-aways will include discovering how easily conflict arises when premeditated characters come to life naturally, leaving haphazard characterization behind, and intentionally equipping a captivating cast to drive every scene and chapter. As she says, “When characters possess unforgettable personalities, they can potentially cause twists in the plot and perhaps even tag themselves as protagonist for another book, turning your novel into a series.”

Growing up in Colorado, J.A. Marx spent much of her childhood climbing trees and rocks, and riding horses. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Arts & Humanities and a double minor in French and Music. She is also a graduate of The Christian Writers Guild's elite Craftsman course under mentors Jerry Jenkins and DiAnn Mills. One of her favorite activities is a weekly, writers' critique group where she has the honor of helping other writers hone their craft.

She has lived in Tennessee and Ohio, but presently calls Texas home, near her children and grandchildren. She has been involved in Life Group ministry, marriage ministry, prison ministry, and church planting. Above all, her desire is to see people set free to live and to love.

J.A. Marx is taking on new writing mentees, see her website: for details. You can also follow her on Facebook,, or on Twitter,

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Hope to see you there!

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