Tag: Capital Christian Writers

September 11 Meeting: Writing to Grow Closer to God

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Kathleen Griffin Otchy

Community Life Pastor

Monday, September 11, 2017

“Writing to Grow Closer to God”

 

 

How can we use our writing as a spiritual discipline? Kathleen Griffin Otchy, community life pastor at Fairfax Community Church, will talk about how to use our writing as a tool to grow closer to God. She will also discuss the many ways we can use our writing to serve our church communities through different church writing projects.

Kathleen came to full-time ministry as a pastor by way of a lifelong calling and an awkward but awesome transition into the role 16 years ago. She oversees discipleship, care, groups, and local/global outreach at Fairfax Community Church. She loves to see how story helps God connects people to himself and each other and continues to look for new ways in which the awesomeness of God can be simplified for those who don’t yet follow him. She has been married to Dan, who has kept her laughing for 40 years. They have four grown, married children and 10 grandbabies.

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July 10, 2017, Meeting: Writing a Christian Memoir

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Stephen Hiemstra
Author & Publisher
Monday, July 10, 2017
“Writing a Christian Memoir”

Have you considered writing a Christian memoir? A memoir is an autobiography with a theme. A Christian memoir focuses on God’s work in your life. Questions to think about in writing a Christian memoir include:

  • How did you come to faith?
  • What were important milestones in your faith journey?
  • Who were your important mentors?
  • What faith stories were especially important to you?
  • When did God intervene powerfully in your life?

Come hear Stephen Hiemstra, author and publisher, talk about how Christian memoir is an important witness to God’s work in our lives that we can offer to our families and friends, especially those not embracing faith in Christ.

Stephen founded T2Pneuma Publishers LLC in January 2014 to focus on publishing non-fiction Christian books in English and Spanish. His author site is StephenWHiemstra.net; his publisher’s site is: T2Pneuma.com. He blogs three times weekly at T2Pneuma.net. Stephen is a seminary graduate and has a doctorate in agricultural economics. For more details, see the About tab on T2Pneuma.net.

 

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May 8, 2017, Meeting: In-Person Marketing

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C.J. Brightley
Author
May 8, 2017
“In-Person Marketing”

C.J. Brightley will share how to make in-person book events successful, with tips on presentation, stock, promotional material, and pricing.

Cecilia grew up in Georgia and attended Clemson University in South Carolina, where she met her husband. They went to graduate school at Texas A&M, then moved to the Washington, D.C., area for jobs. After a few years in the national security world, they had their daughter in 2011. Cecilia stayed home with their new baby and began to focus on her life-long love of writing. She published her first novel in 2012. Now a homeschooling mom of two, she’s a bit busier but still finds time to write.

 

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September Speaker: Austin Camacho on “The Business of Writing”

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Austin Camacho

Editorial Director for Intrigue Publishing

Monday, September 12, 2016

“The Business of Writing”

Austin Black Sweater

There is a long list of vital information authors need to know before deciding if they want to self-publish or sign with a publisher. Austin Camacho, editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, LLC, will take you through the quagmire of the publishing business do’s and don’ts.

Camacho is also the author of the Hannibal Jones Mystery Series novels about Washington, D.C.-based private eye Hannibal Jones and the Stark and O’Brien international adventure-thriller series. His latest is a detective novel Beyond Blue. Camacho is deeply involved with the writing community. He is a past president of the Maryland Writers Association, past Vice President of the Virginia Writers Club, and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, International, Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.

 

 

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