Friday, April 1, 2016

May Mini-Conference – Our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

ACFW-DFW Chapter, affectionately known as ‘Ready Writers,’ warmly welcomes visitors to its Saturday, May 14, 2016 workshop featuring DiAnn Mills and Lee Carver. 

The event, our ten year anniversary celebration, will be held at the Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Join us at 10:30 am for coffee and goodies, and stay until the end at 3:00 pm for all the training, brain-storming, networking, and fellowship with other creative writers – experienced and novice alike.

The day begins at 10:30 am with ‘Blurbs, Pitches, and Tags,’ led by Lee Carver, followed by a free lunch and goodies. 

Then, DiAnn Mills’ two-hour workshop, ‘Plotting A to Z,’ runs from 1:00-3:00 pm.
The entire workshop is free to Ready Writers members. Guests are invited to join us for $30 for the entire day, including the lunch. Wi-Fi is available, though not necessary for either session. Bring notebooks, computers, or other devices for immediate application of the lessons.
Reservations are requested for both members and guests alike for this event. Email reservations to Subject line: MAY Mini-Conference. Your name, best phone contact, and number of spots being reserved are requested in the body of the email.
Lee Carver (10:30am session), author of ‘A Secret Life,’ and others books, describes ‘blurbs’ as the sales description which appears on the back cover of books and on all sales channels such as and GoodReads; ‘pitches’ are the thirty-word hooks designed to pique an agent, publisher, or buyer’s interest; and ‘tags’ are the briefest of all hooks, not attempting to tell the plot but going straight to emotion.Lee Carver:

Multi-published, award winning author, DiAnn Mills (1:00pmsession), will be presenting ‘Plotting from A to Z,’ in the afternoon. Mills says, “Plotting your story line; it’s what your story is about. But how does a writer create a plot that engages readers in an unforgettable story?” She further explains, “Ray Bradbury wrote, ‘Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by, on their way to incredible destinations.’” In ‘Plotting A to Z,’ writers will learn how to master plot techniques from a story’s exciting beginning to a thrilling climax. DiAnn Mills:

We look forward to having you join us as we celebrate our tenth anniversary!

P.S.  Be sure to like us on  our ACFW DFW Facebook: . Ready Writer Authors are welcome to post their new releases as well.