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August Meeting – Janet Rockey

Join us Thursday at our next Brandon Christian Writers meeting as author Janet Rockey will share “The Joy of the Journey”


Janet Rockey

“Writing is in my DNA,” says Janet, whose published works include:

Janet will bring books for sale, and you can sample her writing on her blog Janet’s Obedient Heart. Be sure to invite your writer (and reader) friends for her joy-filled presentation!

We will meet Thursday, August 23, from 7-9 PM at St. Andrew’s UMC, 3315 S. Bryan Rd., Brandon, ROOM 305: FAMILY LIFE CENTER (Our usual spot). The Family Life Center is the building straight ahead as you drive into the church parking lot from Bryan Road.

Don’t forget to bring manuscripts for critiquing to this meeting, at least 10 copies, no more than two pages front only or one-page front and back, typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font.


June Meeting Recap – Debora Coty

We want to thank everyone for coming out to the June BCW meeting.

Below are some resources Debora shared during her presentation.

Also, here is a picture of Debora’s How to Publish a Book in Seven Easy Steps.


Foundation of Fiction through Film Writers’ Workshop

The Word Weavers International and Tampa groups have invited Brandon Christian Writers and any other writers to attend this great upcoming workshop.
Eva Marie Everson presents a workshop using film techniques to create memorable fiction. The techniques you will learn can apply to novels and stories, non-fiction and articles. Learn to share stories in more effective ways. The workshop is December 5 between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm, and the cost to attend is $30.
Please email Sharron Cosby if you’d like to attend the event. Advance registration is required because the group is supplying food.
We are looking forward also to seeing everyone at our November 19 meeting for Brandon Christian Writers this month (3rd Thursday rather than 4th because of holidays).

February Meeting (in March)

Brandon Christian Writers will next be meeting on Monday, March 2, at Plant City Church of God.
This month we’ll be hearing from author, blogger, and workshop presenter Andy Lee. The event begins at 7:00 PM, but BCW members will be at the church by 6:00 PM for coffee, tea, and fellowship beforehand. If you plan to arrive early, please feel free to bring snack items as well.
Also, please be sure to share this event with your friends and anyone else who may be interested in attending. Andy Lee’s message is applicable to everyone, not just writers.
We’re looking forward to see you there.
Monday, March 2, at 7:00 PM

Monday, March 2, at 7:00 PM