Monday, October 30, 2017

Launching Writers as Speakers Program

Please join us as we continue our yearly Launching Writers as Speakers program (LWaS) on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:30a at Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Rd, Arlington. This event is designed to assist our member writers in the next step of their careers, that of becoming speakers, in the comfort and care of their fellow ACFW DFW writers and friends. This year we are blessed to have two speakers presenting at LWaS.

The presentations will begin with Jessica White speaking on “Successful Facebook Events.” Authors will learn how to set up FB events, master the tricky “invite a friend,” and be a gracious host that readers will love to hang out with.

White definitely knows her way around a computer. She writes for several blogs and online magazines, is an administrator and contributor for the online 10-Minute Novelists, as well as the creator and manager of their annual 365 Writing Challenge, which encourages writers to develop the habit of writing daily. She also hosts bi-weekly chats online discussing a variety of writing topics.
White is a prayer warrior who loves to encourage and teach others how to create safe spaces for the hurting and lost, and writes stories that shape the soul. She published her first book, Surviving the Stillness, in 2014.  
You can learn more about Jessica White at: or

Stacy Simmons will conclude the program with her presentation, “Getting the Big Picture.” This is a hands-on workshop exploring the limitations we sometimes place on ourselves, as writers, when we paint too narrow of a picture for our reader.
Simmons worked with special education middle schoolers for many years but recently transitioned into the non-academic world as an office manager and marketer. Her real love though is writing, with the goal to encourage others and share His love for them.
Simmons has recently finished her first full-length manuscript. This and her other stories feature real-life situations of job loss, career decisions, and obedience to His will, with a little romance woven into the storyline. Her message of His love for us, even when we must endure stumbling blocks, is key to her characters’ endurance.
 She resides in Little Elm, Texas with her family - including the four legged variety of a dog, a cat, and a former show bunny. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and friends. Many fall weekends find Simmons cheering on her favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys, and her oldest daughter’s team, the Texas A&M Aggies. When not busy writing you can find her with her nose in a book, a piece of chocolate in one hand, and a coffee mug in the other.

As is usual, the meeting is followed by a pay-your-way lunch at a local restaurant for further networking and fellowship. 

Although reservations are not required for this program, it is helpful for the planning team. Email: Subject: November 2017 – LWaS program and please give your name and best contact number.

You can follow this and our other monthly presentations on the ACFW DFW Facebook page at:

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