Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fun with Punctuation

Do you find yourself running to style books to figure out whether you're supposed to use a comma, colon, or m-dash? Or when to use an apostrophe? Ruth Morse is teaching a refresher workshop on how to properly use punctuation using Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. It's a fun, even hilarious sometimes, way to learn how to punctuate properly. Join us the first and third Thursdays during November and December 2014 at Sunrise Community Church, Room B107, 8321 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA. Ruth has taught creative writing at the college level, and she leads an inspiring, hands on workshop. We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Art of Writing

Inspire Christian Writers is sponsoring another knock out conference, "The Art of Writing," October 3-4, 2014. The featured speaker is Bill Meyers who will present The Artist's Call, Buckle in-What to Expect When Saying Yes to God, The Players: Creator & Creation, The Process-Five Steps, The Endgame: Our Responsibility. Others presenting are Lyn Lasneski, Steve Scott, Manuel Luz, and Kathy Ide.

"The Art of Writing" will be held at the First Baptist Church, 8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95623. Register now!

Grammar Brushup

Would you like to learn how to write better with active verb sentences? Would you like to learn handy grammar tips for your writing? Leota will lead Sunrise Christian Writers in two grammar brush up workshops, October 2, 2014 and October 16, beginning at 9:30 at Sunrise Community Church, 8321 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Plan now to attend. We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

What Do You Do While You Wait?

Seven of our writers contributed fantastic personal experience stories to the Guidepost writers contest. Twelve winners will win all expense paid trips to New York to learn how to write for Guidepost. Waiting can be exasperating. What do you do while you wait?

Here are a few suggestions:
  1. Pray for the Guidepost editors that they would find stories that represent writers they want to work with.
  2. Pray that God would go with your story before and behind to leave the editor inspired.
  3. Pray that the editor would see your story as a fit for the Guidepost audience.
  4. Pray for peace. You wrote a good story. You edited, rewrote and polished it. You submitted it for God's glory. 
  5. Leave it in God's hands and trust Him with the results.
  6. Keep writing.
  7. Keep submitting to other publishers.
In a couple weeks the calls will go out to twelve winners. I am praying for the Guidepost editors and for each person who submitted wonderful stories. May God be glorified.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pam is With Jesus

A great friend and talented writer and poet, Pamela Pimental passed away this morning. We will miss her smiling face, her sense of humor, fabulous writing and skilled critiques. Pam's life was filled with suffering, but today she has no more pain or suffering. She is with Jesus and Paul, her late husband. What could be better?

I will update this post when I have more information. Til then, please pray for Pam's wonderful family.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Taste of Heaven

Sunrise Christian Writers will experience a Taste of Heaven on the fifth Thursday in May, which is May 29. Plan to join us at High Hand Nursery and Conservatory, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA. We will meet at Sunrise Community Church at 9:30 and carpool to the nursery. Please let me know by May 22, 2014 if you would like to join us so we can make reservations for lunch.

You will enjoy a pleasant walk through the gardens and hear heavenly music before we eat. The food is delicious and you won't want to leave!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Learn How to Write for Guidepost

Every two years Guidepost has a writing contest. They select twelve winners who receive an all expense paid week in New York to study under Guidepost editors. The deadline for this year is June 12, 2014. Sunrise Christian Writers will feature two workshops on writing for this contest.

Based on workshops led by B.J. Taylor at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference and Marci Seither at Christian Writers Seminar at Redwood Chapel, Sue Tornai will review the Guidepost format and guidelines Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m., at Sunrise Community Church, 8321 Greenback Lane, Room B107, Fair Oaks, CA. Each writer who attends will be invited back Thursday, May 15, 2014 when they will critique each other's stories. This gives each writer time to polish their stories before submission.

Even if you've submitted before, let's work together again. Never give up. We look forward to seeing you.