By April Holthaus
Special to The PREVIEW
For three years, 20 or more committed writers have met every Monday morning at CrossRoad Christian Fellowship to learn the craft of writing.
The Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network (WCCWN) is cheering on our four published authors. Other members are learning to submit well-written articles to periodicals and newspapers. Some have a work in progress.
Class time is 8:45 to11 a.m. Monday mornings. Members review a chapter of a how-to-write book taught by the leaders. On the off week, we meet in small groups and give constructive critique to assist one another in our writing.
We’ve studied seven books together: “Plot and Structure” by James Scott Bell, “Characters, Emotions and Viewpoint” by Nancy Kress, “Story Trumps Structure” by Steven James, “How to Develop Story Tension” by Amy Deardon, “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser and, currently, “Writing for the Soul” by Jerry Jenkins. We have interspersed chapters of Noah Lukeman’s book,“A Dash of Style” to check our usage of commas and dashes, etc.
We invite special speakers for a Saturday seminar once a quarter. These have been other authors, a publisher, a screenwriter and, coming soon, a pastor to speak on the art of writing humor.
At WCCWN, we encourage one another to “keep on keeping on” with the solitary task of being a writer/author. If you have a story burning inside of you, it’s not too late to learn techniques of writing well. We all started at point A and are working our way to point B, C or D.
Join us as we celebrate this coming Monday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. at CrossRoad Christian Fellowship on Park Avenue, next to the PLPOA Rec Center. If you are a past member, interested in learning to write for the soul or a published author, please come and celebrate with us. We’d love to have you join us.
A potluck lunch will be served.
For more about WCCWN, go to our website, WolfCreekWriters.com, and check out our Facebook page.
By April Holthaus