Speaking to Women
Draw from the Well of Living Water – Everyone gets thirsty. Everyone seeks refreshment. Go to the well and drop in your bucket. Draw out newness and hope.
Dear God, I’m A Mother – God has a sense of humor and He gave it to mom’s. In this whimsical look at rearing children mom’s find the common bond between themselves and their children and being a child of God.
Meet God on the Mountain – When the time comes for self-reflection and evaluation there is a path leads to peace and contentment. Meet God on the Mountain walks the path seeking full dependence on God.
Grandma’s Best – There’s nothing better than Grandma’s home cooking. In this fun look at Biscuits, gravy and grits you learn there’s a recipe for a good meal. When we’re children we drink milk, but when mature — we eat ham biscuits and gravy. Learn how to move from milk to meat in your spiritual life.
The Story in Toilet Paper – Which way do you hang your toilet paper – so the paper rolls over the top or from the bottom? There is a story in toilet paper and we’re pretty set in our ways when it comes placing the roll on the holder. It’s time to understand “a heart willing to learn.” Is your way the only way, or does God take presidence?
Thimble full of Grace – Paul prayed that we would know how high, how deep, how wide and how long the love of God is. It’s the same with His grace. A thimble full covers us completely and we can never empty the river of grace He has for us.
Teaching to the Writer
The Long Road to Publication – Now that the contract is signed, what happens next? Learn the process from signing on the dotted line until launch.
Stop Preaching to the Choir – In this class we will discuss the importance of reaching into the general market with our work. What are the obstacles and what key phrases and words must we avoid. Learn the importance of deepening characters and allowing the reader to become invested in their lives.
Keep the Pages Turning – Unless the reader is invested fully by the end of page one, they won’t turn to page two. Learn the types of cliff hangers, how to use them and when. Find out how to suck your reader in and refuse to let them go.
Polishing the Diamond – In this class we learn ways to self-edit, add solid hooks, cliff hangers, and word choice. Make that manuscript as clean as possible before sending it to be shopped.
I Can Publish Just Because I Can – See the business side of self-publishing before you take the plunge. Learn the steps of self-publishing and what NOT to skip. Search your heart and ask the question, “What’s the Rush.” A common sense approach to educate writers on the tool of self-publishing, it’s ups and downs.
Turning Personal Stories into Parables – Learn the Hook, Book, Look and Took method of writing devotions that strike the heart and move the soul.
Writing as a Ministry – Every one wants a book on the shelves, but few understand the real ministry behind writing. Explore the avenues God can use your writing talents besides a novel. Learn to listen to the call and if you accept, how to show up for work.
The Ten Most Common Writing Blunders – This class teaches new writers how to look for and how to correct the ten most common errors in writing. Covering point of view, resist the urge to explain, dialogue and more, The Ten Most Common Writing Blunders is the perfect way to hone your writing.
Say What? – Attending your first writers conference is like landing in the land of the lost and expecting to be fluent in the language. Writers conferences, like any specialized training situation, has its own lingo. Say What? addresses the lingo heard at conferences and in the publishing world. Walk into class in a daze…walk out enlightened.