Saturday, May 21, 2011

Christian Writers of the West

Attended my first meeting with the Christian Writers of the West club members today!! It was great to sit among fellow writers and dreamers.

Our speaker was famous author, Donis Casey. She is a local writer with Poison Pen Publishing. She writes historical mysteries! Can't wait to buy one of her books!

She gave us all encouragement and advice. Basically, what it comes down to is write what means most to you. Write what you know, and if you don't know it- find out! She also said that while a Christian is writing, the Lord does take over and makes your story what He wants it to be.

I couldn't agree more! I distinctly remember sensing the Lord taking over my story, The Dragon Forest. As I read it now, I can definitely see His hand in it.

She encouraged us not to give up, but to be aware of the publishing business and all its intricacies. It helps to hear that from an experienced author who has been through the process many times.

She also said to have a good editor. I am blessed that I have my friend, Chris, edit my work before I send it out. He is so good at picking apart a scene and giving me advice.

So, I am glad I attended the meeting today! Thank you, Lord. I hope I gave the members some encouragement too.

Looking forward to the next meeting!

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