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February 2015

posted Jan 30, 2015, 9:41 PM by Western Wis Christian Writers Guild   [ updated Jan 31, 2015, 5:12 PM ]

This month's newsletter, written by Jenny Blaisdell:

Love is No Small Thing  -  24 BIG aspects of love stand out to me in 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (NIV)                

8 things love is or does . . .                                                                                                    

8 things loves does not do . . .                                                                                               

8 things if done without love would mean nothing . . .

To use our gift of writing in a way that honors God out of genuine love for him and for his children is no small thing.

Writing is something we have in common with the 40 authors of the Bible.  They recorded and shaped the history of the world as we know it.  As the world asks us to celebrate Valentine's Day - the holiday of "love" with greeting cards written by someone else, a teddy bear, or a dozen roses, God writes to us asking, would you love the way I do?

Writer's Prompt:  12 Love Letters - Jesus is all about relationship . . . February is a short month, but if we write one letter every other day, we still have 4 days to spare!  For the writer's challenge this month, our goal will be to start, strengthen, or salvage relationships with 12 personal letters.  We will take 12 of the 24 aspects of love written about in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 and write one personal letter every other day for 24 days.  Who will you bless with the gift of your words today?


COMING UP: February 10, 2015 - Our speaker will be our own Holly Hermann speaking on "Who is Holly Hermann, and Who Cares?"  Holly is a WWCWG board member and an essay winner for the Cecil Murphey Scholarship for the 2014 Write To Publish Conference.  She will be sharing her struggles and victories pursuing her goal to become a published writer.  She believes that if you want to accomplish something, tell someone your goal - and they will keep asking and asking and asking until you've done it.  This is true motivation to her.  The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in room 305 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.


FEEDBACK (CRITIQUE) OPPORTUNITY: 
If you want to receive feedback on your work, come early (5:30 p.m.) to meet with others. Bring 6-8 copies of your short piece (300 words or so) for the group to read along as you share. You could bring what you have written in response to the prompt above, or something else you’re working on. It can be a portion of a book chapter, or a short article too.


See you at the February meeting!

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