As Christians who write, we meet together to promote unity and fellowship, to encourage one another and to develop our skills as writers. We are a chapter of American Christian Writers, a national organization.

We meet at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 1 block south of Patterson Avenue at 8701 Ridge Road, Richmond, VA 23229 in Room 211.

We typically meet on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us!

Click HERE for directions.


Sunday, September 03, 2006

Early September Meeting!

Richmond Christians Who Write

"Write the vision, and make it plain..." Hab. 2:2

12114 Walnut Hill Drive
Rockville, Virginia 23146
Telephone: 804-749-4050
FAX: 804-749-4939

E-mail: mailto:RichmondCWW@aol.com
Blog: http://rcww.blogspot.com/

Rev. Thomas C. Lacy
Founder - President

Barbara Baranowski

Marie Corso

Michael Rew
Blog Master

August 31, 2007


Our next meeting will be September 10th, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Grove Avenue Baptist Church. NOTE: Enter the church through the rear entrance closest to the Ridge Road side of the building. Upon entering, look for the first hallway on your right. Go into the first room on your left: Room 166.

We will alter our meeting format for September. Instead of holding a critique session between 4:00 and 5:00, we will have Louis DuMont teach two workshops. Here are the two classes she'll be teaching followed by her BIO.


Writing devotionals is a good way for new and accomplished writers to gain publishing credits. Good devotionals are not easy to write. Louise explains how to best use anecdotes, avoid preachy language, and apply sensory images to connect with the reader. She also outlines the basic format of a devotional, defines its function, and offers key advice that will help an author serve God's people through devotional writing.


Using recent periodicals, Louise shows writers how to focus on a publication's specific audience by analyzing its editorials, advertisements and overall appearance. Following a brief lecture, small groups work on evaluating periodicals using the techniques taught in class. This is a hands-on workshop.

BIO: Louise Bergmann DuMont, is the author of two books Grace by the Cup: A Break from the Daily Grind (Revell) and Faith-Dipped Chocolate: Rich Encouragement to Sweeten Your Day (Revell). She includes among her loves and many interests; her precious family, Biblical archeology, gifted/learning-disabled children and fiction/fantasy writing. Louise's current project is a book for brides and grooms tentatively titled: If a Tux Could Talk: The Men Who Help Plan Their Weddings, and the Women Who Love Them For It.

Up Coming Event: We're Going to Have a Party (Covered Dish)

A committee of RCWW volunteers are planning for our First Annual RCWW Covered Dish Family Dinner to he held Saturday, October 14th at Winn's Baptist Church.

2006 Meeting Schedule

September 10 (2nd Sunday), October 15, November 19.

Normal Monthly Meeting Schedule

2:00-2:15 Sign In and Fellowship
2:15 Opening Prayer
2:15-2:45 Introductions and Announcements
2:45-3:45 Speaker or Workshop
3:45-4:00 Refreshments and Fellowship
4:00-4:55 Critique (Bring 20 copies, typed, double spaced)
4:55-5:00 Closing Prayer

Writing Conferences

Sandy Cove Christian Writers' Conference, October 1-4, 2006
Details: http://www.sandycovewriters.com/

Glorieta Christina Writers Conference, October 11-15, 2006
Details: http://www.glorietacwc.com/

Dues and Mailing Lists

Dues, in the amount of $10.00 will cover membership from August through December. They may be paid at our monthly meetings or mailed to: Richmond Christians Who Write, 12114 Walnut Hill Drive, Rockville, VA 23146.

See you on September 10!


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