American Christian Fiction Writers
Colorado Springs Chapter




ACFW Colorado Springs meets the first Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. - Noon.
*Please check schedule below for exceptions.

Join us at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N 30th Street, Colorado Springs. (Lower Level/Entrance in Back). You are welcome to attend up to two meetings if you want to check us out before joining.



2019 Events    
     


Davalynn Spencer 
  March 2

Davalynn Spencer (author) - "Don't Be a Trouble Maker!": Creating Conflict in Your Characters' Lives


Conflict and obstacles are the last things any of us need in our everyday existence, so as authors we sometimes shelter our beloved characters to spare them the pain. Stop that. Stop it right now! No one wants to read a namby-pamby story about some person with a perfect life who lives in a perfect world. Conflict-riddled readers need conflict in their stories because they need victory - even if it's someone else's.

Join us for a hands-on workshop presented by Davalynn Spencer (no fisticuffs, we promise) on how to be a trouble-maker.


     
James L. Rubart   April 6

Write In The Springs (click here)

Dream Big & Write Powerful Stories with James L. Rubart
     

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Scoti Domeij 
  January 5

Scoti Domeij (author) - Life's Tsunamis: Barreling Through the Ultimate Writing Block


Deluged by stressful circumstances? Suffocated by a life-altering event? Is it possible to reclaim the oxygen of motivation to stay afloat and to write, when you're drowning and don't know how to swim? At one point or another, rogue waves will wipe out a writer's world, washing away their desires, designs, and dreams to write. Scoti Domeij takes a hard look at how to write while submerged by life's tsunamis. When swallowed by a monster billow, discover how the salty psychology of seismic circumstances unleashes a tsunami of words.


     


Donna Schlachter 
  February 2

Donna Schlachter (author) - Crafting Good Suplots, the key to every story

Regardless of the genre, readers want stories that are more than just surface excursions into the imagination. In this class, we'll learn about using subplots to add tension; flesh out characters; and offer a distraction from the main story that serves as a kind of red herring.

Bio: Donna lives in Denver with husband Patrick. She writes historical suspense under her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts, and has been published more than 25 times in novellas and full-length novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, and Sisters In Crime; facilitates a critique group, and teaches writing classes. Donna ghostwrites, edits, and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, and travels extensively for both. Donna is represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management.

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