From the President’s Desk – August 28

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Lots to share this beautiful warm day in August!

Catholic Writers Conference Live
First, if you attended the Catholic Writers Live Conference last month, it was great to meet you! It was a wonderful time of edification, networking and fellowship as well as spiritual renewal.

CWGLive attendees gather to say goodbye at the CMN Trade Show with Paper Pope Francis

CWGLive attendees gather to say goodbye at the CMN Trade Show with Paper Pope Francis


Speaking to the bookstore owners on Tuesday at CMN

Speaking to the bookstore owners on Tuesday at CMN


Before the first talk! #cmnselfie2015 (with the help of Pat Gohn)

Before the first talk! #cmnselfie2015 (with the help of Pat Gohn)

World Meeting of Families
If you are attending the World Meeting of Families next month in Philadelphia, the Guild will be there with a booth (Booth 747). I will be manning the booth, along with a few other helpers. Please stop by and say hello!

Catholic Writers RetreatCatholicWritersRetreatLogo2011iiii Have you thought about attending the upcoming Catholic Writers Retreat? If you haven’t, please consider doing so. I’m looking forward to a time of spiritual renewal and an opportunity to write. Here’s the information:
Catholic Writers Retreat: Your Word is my Delight. October 25-29, 2015. St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main Street, DeWitt, Michigan 48820. Register online at this link, click on ‘Other Offerings,’ or call 866-669-8321. $490 for five days.

Stepping Down as President
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to let you all know that I will not be running again for president in November. Besides writing, publishing, editing and book coaching, I am now also working for a Catholic non-profit organization called Live the Fast (based in Waltham, Massachusetts). Although I will be stepping down as president, I am certainly not leaving the Guild. I plan to be involved with the live conference as well as some of the committees. I will also remain on the Board as “past president.”

Please pray for me in my new endeavors and I will continue to pray for all of you.

As always, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me president(at)catholicwritersguild (dot) (com)

In Jesus and Mary,

Ellen Gable Hrkach

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Preparing for the End

Photo Credit: Judy Klein, Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved

Photo Credit: Judy Klein,
Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved

I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn lately, there seems to be some prophetic warning about an impending economic and social collapse coming to America. Secular financial experts are saying it. Evangelical Protestant pastors are saying it. Catholic evangelists are saying it. There appears to be a common consensus emerging from various sources that we are on the precipice of something big—a major shift in life as we know it. More than one friend has asked me, lately, if I believe these warnings are true. And if so, what am I doing about it?

While I will admit that my spirit has been heavy lately about the intense moral confusion that seems to have gripped our culture, I have no idea whether or not the proverbial “doo-doo” is getting ready to hit the fan. What I do hear the Lord saying is this: Be prepared, not scared.

So what exactly does it mean to be prepared? Does it mean that we should store food, take money out of banks and bulk up on supplies? I believe it means that that we are to prepare spiritually for whatever comes along. We do that by loving God with our whole hearts, giving ourselves entirely to Him and earnestly seeking to do His will.

While we don’t know what the future holds, we do know that life on earth has an expiration date. We should thus live each day with a lively awareness that this may be our last; knowing that this might just be the day we meet God face to face. Such a perspective would have us ask ourselves every day whether we’re prepared for the end.

I was reminded of this truth three years ago this week, when our family went to the mountains to celebrate the birthday of my then-one-year-old grandson, John-Henry. My husband, Mark, went with a group of people to hike a trail known as “The Dismal,” which is infamous for its difficult, uphill climb. As they hiked up the steep mountain, one of the men in the group, Gary, mentioned how grateful we should be to God for every day, because we don’t know if we’ll have tomorrow. Our hostess, Bunny, who was also hiking, chimed in that we don’t even know if we will have this afternoon. Two hours later, Gary suffered a cardiac embolism and died on the mountain in Mark’s arms. What a sobering wake up call of how quickly life can end.

I had learned that lesson four years earlier when my late husband, Bernie, suffered a massive heart attack. The morning before Christmas Eve, we were busily preparing to celebrate Christmas and welcome our first grandson into our lives. By that afternoon, Bernie lay in critical condition, and he never came home from the hospital. During the three months he spent in the I.C.U., Bernie found the secret to being prepared, which he shared with me when he woke up from a six-week coma. “I surrendered to God,” he whispered, “and I have so much peace.” He lived six more weeks and died with no fear but was instead full of love, peace and hope, the fruit of sweet surrender.

The virtue of hope, quite simply, has to do with placing our lives in God’s hands. Hope is about realizing that this life will be over in the blink of an eye, but that eternity with God lasts forever. Hope is about trusting God, and entrusting ourselves to Him. It’s about resting assured that even if the bottom falls out, God’s got us in His hands—hands that we can count on to carry us to safety.

One thing I’m learning is that catastrophic thinking steals hope, and that it’s a major killjoy. Conversely, being present to the present moment, surrendering all to God, and trusting in His providence and love fuels hope; hope that is meant to be a distinguishing mark of the Christian faith.

Let’s get ready for the end by seeking the Lord, and by centering our lives on Him.  Anything less is a recipe for anxiety, which thwarts the way of hope.

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. Matthew 6:33-34

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Freelance Writing In a Nut Shell – An Article from Beginning to End

Some time ago, I was asked by Larry Peterson to do an article detailing how I go about finding paying gigs and writing an article from beginning to end. It is a straightforward process although it definitely does not always go smoothly. I will describe the process in a series of steps. If anyone reading this has ideas on how to improve the process, please put them in the comments section.

Step 1: Most mornings, Monday through Friday, I check various websites that post freelance writing opportunities. This process takes anywhere from five minutes to forty -five minutes depending on the postings I find. Some postings just require a scan and pass in seconds. The following are extreme examples of what I have seen more than once:

Example 1: Seeking Masters/Doctorate level Healthcare expert to write articles for professional level clients in the Bio-medical field. Knowledge of enzyme inhibitors in the process of auto-immune diseases a plus.

A yeah – OK – next!

Example 2: Wanted freelance writer to write 30 to 60, 2000 to 3000 word articles per month. Must have perfect grammar and spelling! Only original content. Applicants must have a significant online presence and post these articles on their websites. Writers will be paid for traffic that lands on your websites and yields sales for us. Pay for articles is 1 cent per 100 words plus bonus for sales. Bonus is paid in discounts for our merchandise.

Pass!!!!!!

Other postings have more promise

Example 3: Wanted Freelance Writer to compose articles on a variety of topics. We need original articles on the following topics: Health, Fitness, Parenting, Social Media, and Pets. Payment is $.10 per word.

It seems to me that from the first week of the month to the third week are the most verdant in terms of good writing opportunities. The last week of the month is usually a desert.

In addition to searching for myself I am also looking for the weekly CWG Freelance Writing Opportunities which I then post on our Facebook page. I compose that list throughout the week as I find good leads.

I write primarily on the topics of Faith, Family and Fitness. On Family topics I key in on the challenges of being the parent of a large family and the Dad of Special Needs Children. Our four youngest are Special Needs plus I worked 34 years in the field. On Faith, it is from a Catholic perspective but I do pitch and have sold to other Christian outlets. For Fitness I have sold articles on Fitness for Seniors and have pitched articles on the Martial Arts (48 years’ experience) and Weight Lifting.

I read the posting carefully after I find a promising lead. I am looking for specific information such as; word count desired, deadline for submission, payment terms (on acceptance, upon publication, …), how to submit (electronically or snail mail). I also check for publisher preferences such as query versus full article, where to send submissions, name of person to submit to, specific tests for submissions (PUT WORD “CRABAPPLE” IN SUBJECT LINE), and the normal response time. If the website is listed, I visit it and read some of the past articles to see if they and I are a good fit. I also look for articles that would not make them a good fit, which are articles contrary to my religious and moral beliefs.

If they seem like a company I want my name associated with, I send the query or begin to write the article. If I need to do any research for the article this is when that starts.

Step 2 If the article is between 750 and 1200 words I may knock out the first draft in an hour or so. Sometimes though the words won’t come so I will let it sit overnight and come back in the morning. Hopefully I am refreshed and recharged.

After the first draft is created there will be at least four readings for editing along with a Spelling/Grammar check. My wife reads the article for me so I can have a second set of eyes on it. If I have enough time I will send it to members of the non-fiction critique group to get other eyes on it. My last two readings are out loud and at a slower pace so I can hear what I am saying. It is often at this point that I notice I was reading words that are not there.

After final editing I will often let it sit one more day before I send it out. One more final read, load it to the e-mail, and hit send. I then record in a journal the name of the article, the place I sent it to, the date sent and the expected response date if known. Then I wait for a response.

I have received responses in minutes turning down the article – Thank You Mr. Computer. I have forgotten about articles sent and gotten positive results ten months later and everything in-between.

Positive responses require filling out W-2 forms and other paperwork required by the government since 9/11. If you write for a company outside the U.S.A. be prepared for other paperwork and processing fees to cash your check when you eventually get paid. If bidding on work outside the U.S.A. add the extra processing costs if you’re asked to quote your rate.

Step 3 After the article is published (and paid for) you may have an opportunity to resell it depending on the rights you agreed to. By reselling articles, freelancers can effectively increase their income per hour on their work.

That is my writing method for freelancing in a nut shell.

 

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: August 23, 2015

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment.

Psalms 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23

I will praise Yahweh from my heart; let the humble hear and rejoice. Proclaim with me the greatness of Yahweh, let us acclaim his name together. But Yahweh’s face is set against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. They cry in anguish and Yahweh hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. Yahweh is near to the broken-hearted, he helps those whose spirit is crushed. Though hardships without number beset the upright, Yahweh brings rescue from them all. Yahweh takes care of all their bones, not one of them will be broken. But to the wicked evil brings death, those who hate the upright will pay the penalty. Yahweh ransoms the lives of those who serve him, and there will be no penalty for those who take refuge in him.


The power of prayer and the power of people praying.


AUGUST INTENTION PRAYER 

PRAYER FOR ALL NEEDS
We beg you, Lord,
to help and defend us.
Deliver the oppressed.
Pity the insignificant.
Raise the fallen.
Show yourself to the needy.
Heal the sick.
Bring back those of your people who have gone astray.
Feed the hungry.
Lift up the weak.
Take off the prisoners’ chains.
May every nation come to know
that you alone are God,
that Jesus is your Child,
that we are your people,
the sheep that you pasture.
Amen.
-Clement of Rome

Please leave a comment with your intention. If you have problems adding an intention, email it to Mike Hays at coachhays(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it.  God bless.

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CWG Book Blast: The Rose Ring by Anne Faye

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Patrice MacArthur’s’s book, The Rose Ring. It is an SOA winning novel about the power of forgiveness. (Patrice writes as Anne Faye.)

The Rose RingSummary:

Left at the altar by Zach Richards ten years ago, Julia Manning has buried her pain by leading a quiet life working at a bookstore, helping her sister, visiting residents at a local nursing home and attempting to be a good daughter. When Zach suddenly arrives back in town and her overbearing mother fixes her up with the last man on earth she would ever want to date, Julia is forced to face her past, whether she wants to or not. A resident at St. Francis Nursing Home, Elizabeth Phelps suffers from dementia and becomes convinced that a ring Julia is wearing is actually her engagement ring from her beloved Joseph, who is away fighting in World War II. As Elizabeth waits for his return, Julia becomes determined to discover the mysterious story behind the ring and to do whatever she can to help Elizabeth heal. The Rose Ring, is a gentle story of forgiveness and the power of love to overcome even the greatest obstacles.

Patrice has put the book on sale for the blast: $7.99 for the print version (that’s $2 off) and 99 cents for the Kindle version (as opposed to $1.99) Help her pay for her son’s tuition and enjoy a great read.

Website: http://annefaye.blogspot.com/

Get it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Rose-Ring-Anne-Faye/dp/1482758210

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Review for Erin’s Ring by Laura Pearl

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Erin’s Ring tells a short but inspiring tale of lives touched and shaped by their Catholic faith and Irish heritage in New England. Time separates the lives of many of the characters, but each struggles against their own hardships in the tumult of life at varying seasons.

Erin’s Ring contains wonderfully drawn scenes of Dover, New Hampshire at its youth and in its more recent years. The reader is immediately pulled into the setting, drawn by its descriptions and endeared by the characters.

The story unfolds with the finding of a lost Claddagh ring by Molly McCormick, the eldest of a large family. Attempting to find the owner of the ring, she becomes involved in learning about her new home—Dover. The ring leads her on an adventure that touches and affects other lives around her. Exciting and vivid, the reader is enticed to keep turning pages to encounter the outcome of the story.

Erin’s Ring, however, is more than simply fast-paced and exciting. It delves into deeper areas of the soul and explores the mystery of romance, life and relationships. I highly recommend this story as deeply inspirational as readers find themselves encouraged to persevere in a struggle against the toil of life while reaching for Heaven.

Teresa Frailey

 

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In the Middle of It

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The last few weeks have been crazy.  So many things seem to have just gone “round the bend” in our current culture.  The Supreme Court has re-defined marriage in a decision that is just as crazy as Roe.  The tenth circuit has declared that the Little Sisters of the Poor must provide insurance coverage for employees who seek birth control and abortion. Pride parades all over the country have blatantly shown disrespect to and almost seem to be laughing at Christians.  The chat on the internet is bullying and slinging terms like: bigot, homophobe, hater at anyone who openly states they are disappointed with and in disagreement with the SCOTUS decision. Ireland, the most Catholic of countries, has literally changed their constitution to re-define marriage as no longer exclusively between a man and a woman.  It’s like being in the middle of a firestorm, a whirlwind for people who hold dear Christian and Biblical values. Is this the end, some wonder? Maybe we should just quit and move to a hermitage ala St. Benedict?

Seems like that would be the safer more peaceable choice!  Signs of the times don’t look like they’re going to get any friendlier for Christians.  Wouldn’t it be logical to get ourselves to a place of protection where we don’t have to put up with the baloney of people who simply don’t want to have anything to do with God?  There is a phrase in counseling circles: “Feelings are not facts.”  As we make our way through the world what kind of barometer do we use to help us understand where we should be and what our role is?  Not our feelings!  As the Bible tells us, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jer 17:9)  Feelings are an intense but fleeting experience.  They are very real for the moment and then fade.   Any decision based on the feelings of the immediate moment are most assuredly bound for disaster, the house built on sand.

Scripture gives us many incidents when the feelings of the moment would simply call for retreat or departure: the, The Exodus, The Wandering in the Desert, The Death of Lazarus, Agony in the Garden, The time in the Upper Room.   One incident, though, gives me courage because it’s a lot like the times we are experiencing right now. Remember the young men in the fiery furnace?  They angered the King because they refused to fall down and worship the graven image the King created.  No fuss, no argument, no stress on their part, just NO was their response to the King’s order.

While the King was reacting with bluster and public fuss, the young men calmly declared that if the furnace was the choice, then that’s the way it was. The ovens were heated so extraordinarily that even the guards who opened the door were killed.  At that point the three young men were introduced to their fate. The rest of the story is, of course, they survived.  The description, however, is rife with clues about what we personally are supposed to do when confronted with apparent disaster like the Court’s decision or the current scandal surrounding the sale of fetal abortion tissue.

I am initially struck with the demeanor of the young men. While the King is fussing and blowing a gasket, they are calm, centered and even polite.  What do people see when they observe the way you act with those who disagree with you?  Do you argue with them and demean them? Next, before they are thrown into the furnace they are particularly describe as being fully dressed, complete with trousers and turbans.  What about you, are you always clothed in prayer?  As they enter the furnace, the King is astonished with the fact that they are walking around in the center of the flames without panic or trying to run for the exit.  When you are in a tough place do you try to escape or remain in the middle of the fray as a credible witness?  The King is also astonished by an angelic being who is also present in the furnace.  Take to heart you are never left to manage on your own. Last, as they exit the furnace it is noted that nothing on them is singed and even the smell of fire is lacking.  What’s your track record?  Do you have even a whiff of behavior or thinking that would alienate you from the Lord and his gracious protection?  The Book of Daniel is full of practical wisdom.  The three young men are one of its prime lessons for we believers who are in the middle of modern society despite all of its ills!

 

Copyright© 2015, Kathryn M. Cunningham

 

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Marketing – How about a Party!

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So you finished your book – I bet it took quite a lot of time and work. Most novels and book length manuscripts take more than a year to finish because an author bleeds his heart onto every page. You got up early each morning or missed sleep each night to write. You turned down invitations for important social events and locked yourself away with your laptop. You haven’t seen your friends for months, and may have to put an A.P.B. out to find your husband and children. Looking in the mirror you see that your skin grew pale and your hair dark for want of sunlight. Still you weren’t done. After months of query letters and piles of rejection letters, you found a publisher. Whether your book is eventually self-published or traditionally published that took some money and hard work. You designed or paid an artist to create the perfect cover. You tore your hair out with the edits and just when you were sure that you could repeat the book verbatim without actually having the book in front of you, it was sent to the printers. When it arrived, you tore open the box and held it up in the light. Wow! And you’re not going to have a party?

A book launching party is not only fun and rewarding; it is a great way to kick-start your sales. The party is an enjoyable way to get the word out and reward yourself for all the hard work and dedication. It is also a great way to let your family and friends know that you are still alive! And planning the party is an entertaining way to release all the tension. I have had three book-launching parties and enjoyed all of them. My first publisher threw me a party in a quaint little coffee shop in a neighboring town. I invited family and friends and did a short reading. All of my friends purchased a signed copy of my novel and I felt like a ‘real author’ for the first time. I had my next two book launching parties at the local library. My sister helped me serve donuts and coffee. I did a few readings and signed books. In this setting I met strangers who wandered in and ended up buying books. I never had a book launching party for my children’s series, Sisters of the Last Straw, but have decided to throw a party for the fourth volume.

When you plan your party, think of a unique venue that reflects your book. We had a local author who wrote a vampire thriller and had her party at the local ‘haunted house’ on Halloween. She advertised in the paper. Not only did she sell hundreds of books, but she made the vendor happy because he sold numerous tickets to his attraction. Another friend of mine wrote a book on the history of the N.J. Pine Barrens. She held her book launching party at a famous historical store in the center of the yearly cranberry festival. The lines to get a signed copy of her work wound out the door! A romance writer in my local group had her latest novel launched at the local ice cream parlor. I may have the book launching for the fourth Sisters book at the ice cream parlor with a free scoop of ice cream for each book sold.

Where are you going to have your book launching party? Make it fun but remember that it is all about business. Put on your marketing hat and be creative! Send out specially created postcards with info about your book on the cover. Send out those press releases about your launch party! Remember the more creative your venue – the more likely the story will be carried in the paper. Offer an incentive to the public – a free slice of pizza, or other treats. What a way to start your marketing. It is too good a marketing tool to skip! Next time let’s talk about twitter!

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: August 16, 2015

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment.

John 6:51-58

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world. Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them: In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise that person up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in that person. As the living Father sent me and I draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will also draw life from me. This is the bread which has come down from heaven; it is not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.


The power of prayer and the power of people praying.


AUGUST INTENTION PRAYER 

PRAYER FOR ALL NEEDS
We beg you, Lord,
to help and defend us.
Deliver the oppressed.
Pity the insignificant.
Raise the fallen.
Show yourself to the needy.
Heal the sick.
Bring back those of your people who have gone astray.
Feed the hungry.
Lift up the weak.
Take off the prisoners’ chains.
May every nation come to know
that you alone are God,
that Jesus is your Child,
that we are your people,
the sheep that you pasture.
Amen.
-Clement of Rome

Please leave a comment with your intention. If you have problems adding an intention, email it to Mike Hays at coachhays(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it.  God bless.

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After the Conference, Committees push on!

CWGLive attendees gather to say goodbye at the CMN Trade Show with Paper Pope Francis

CWGLive attendees gather to say goodbye at the CMN Trade Show with Paper Pope Francis

It was a pleasure to finally meet face-to-face several committee chairs at the Catholic Writers Guild conference. They were introduced and recognized during the Welcome session, helping newcomers see that our volunteers are vital to CWG – and that we have the most fun!

We are still looking for a Public Relations Chair to help our Blog and Facebook volunteers promote our conferences, retreat, CALA and SOA. If you love social media, this could be your chance to jump into the wonderful world of Catholic Writers Guild volunteers.

Here’s what our committee chairs report:

Blog: Kathryn Cunningham and Dennis McGeehan have openings for guest posts. They need one or two editors to check one or two blogs each month.

CALA (Catholic Arts and Letters Award): Carol Ann Chybowski reminds us that one important requirement of a CALA entry is that the book must have the CWG Seal of Approval before it is eligible for CALA. This is true even when the book has an imprimatur. The SOA is a validation of editorial integrity in a way that an imprimatur is not.

Catholic Book News: Dawn Witzke reports that the August CBN will feature I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner and A World Such As Heaven Intended by Amanda Lauer.

CWCL: Ann Lewis and Ellen Hrkach – The Catholic Writers Conference – Live! Was a huge success! We enjoyed speakers, panel discussions, workshops, pitch sessions and one of the greatest exhibit floors for Catholics ever! Many of our authors participated in the book giveaway tables at the CMN Authors and Artists Reception and the book sale Friday at the CWG booth.

Presenters included Pat Gohn, Ann Lewis, Ellen Gable Hrkach, Tony Kolenc, Gary Zimak, Margaret Realy, Erin McCole Cupp, Barbara Szyszkiewicz, Regina Doman, John Desjarlais, Declan Finn (John Konecsni), Arthur Powers, Heidi Saxton, Karen Kelly Boyce, Karina Fabian, Claudia Volkman, Jonathan Ryan, Michelle Buckman, Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Michael Russell, Matthew Bowman, Joe Wetterling, Nancy Ward and Rebecca Hamilton.

CWCO: Karina Fabian and Laura Lowder. This online conference is all new this March with webinars instead of forums for a full weekend in March. Karina is working on software, pricing and scheduling with Laura surveying prospective participants and former presenters. This year our intention is to offer more classes pertinent to advanced writers.

Facebook: Karina Fabian needs someone to manage the Book Blast, on the public FB page twice a month, Karina posts about people who are teaching writing or Catholic issues via seminars, workshops or coaching.

Membership: Maureen Smith reports that things are going well. We have about 16 new members through PayPal and 7 through mail-in subscription, not including many new members who joined or renewed at conference registration.

Public Relations: On Facebook Karina promotes CWCL, retreat, SoA, Book News, CWG membership, CWG chat, and CWG blog. We still need a PR chair to help promote these on all social media.

Retreat: Ann Lewis and Margaret Rose RealyStart planning now! CWG writing retreat “Your Word is my Delight,” Oct 25-29 in DeWitt, MI. Prayer, reflection, writing, critique. Register on line at http://buff.ly/1V5LFyz, Click on Other Offerings, or call 866-669-8321. The cost of $490 for five days includes conference, room and meals.

Volunteer Committee: Nichole Latif reports that all of the current volunteer positions are filled, with the exception of the position of Public Relations Chair.

Zenit – Dennis McGeehan“Recommendations are being received for Zenit.com from the members, I will forward them to Zenit by the due date.

CWG Non-Fiction Critique Group interested several writers at the CWGLive conference. We have two new members. Contact Nancy Ward or Connie Rossini

For other concerns and suggestions about our fabulous committees, contact Nancy Ward, Coordinator of Committees.

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