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.


Thursday, August 16, 2007


Our next meeting will be August 19, 2007, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Grove Avenue Baptist Church (one block south of Patterson Ave. on Parham Rd.). NOTE: Enter the rear entrance on the Parham Road side of the building. Look for the elevator on your left, go to 2nd floor, turn right when getting off the elevator, go to Room 211, second door on your right. Note new room number.

Writing Assignment to Read

Last year I attended a creative nonfiction writing class. The instructor assigned a subject. We were to write 500 to 1000 words on the subject. I don’t know of any other single writing exercise that has helped me more with my nonfiction writing. Fiction writers were also helped.

Recently we listened to Barbara Baranowski relate how a previous writing assignment challenged her and ultimately ended up in an article that was published nationally (from which she received calls from readers from all around the country). Plus she got paid for having fun writing it!

I related how an article I had written has been shared with a seniors group as a devotional challenge and later preached from the pulpit of a local church. We do not know the potential of what we write for fun!

Write 500 to 1,000 words on the subject: Letting Go.

At our August meeting we will read as many as time permits. If we do not have a lot of critiquing to do from 4:00 to 5:00 we will use that time for additional readings.

Critique Session

From 4:00 to 5:00 we will listen to readings and do critiquing.

Bring something brief to read that does not require feedback. If you have material to be critiqued, bring about 10 copies, typed, double spaced. We will listen to and critique as many as time permits.

2007 Meeting Schedule Highlights
Here are the remainder of the dates for 2007:

September 16th: June Keene, Simple Speaking and
Presentation Skills
October 19th (Saturday) Nancy Stevens, All Day
Computer Workshop
November 18th: To be announced
December: No meetings scheduled

Normal Monthly Meeting Format (unless otherwise stated)
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 Speaker/Workshop or Critique Session (Announced Monthly) (Bring 20 copies, typed, double spaced)
4:55-5:00 Closing Prayer


Dues, in the amount of $10.00 will cover membership from July 1st through December 31, 2007. They may be paid at our monthly meetings or mailed to:
Richmond Christians Who Write, 12114 Walnut Hill Drive, Rockville, VA 23146.

I look forward to seeing you on August 19th. Bring a friend; they’ll appreciate it.

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