Critique

Founded in 1997, Word Weavers International is dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique one another's work in a face-to-face format, whether in a traditional chapter or in Word Weavers' unique online "pages," so as to improve craft. Writers of all levels are welcome.

Conference

Word Weavers International holds two annual conferences for writers at every level--Florida Christian Writers Conference (March) held in the Central Florida area and the North Georgia Christian Writers Conference (August) nestled in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Additionally, Word Weavers provides scholarships to members throughout the year.

Community

By holding monthly meetings, providing constant contact through news blasts and our newsletter, and by use of social media means, Word Weavers offers its writers a sense of community. Word Weavers is highly recognized within our industry, its members respected for their professionalism and work.

The mission of Word Weavers International is to help members find their unique voice, strive for the exceptional and not settle for the mundane, and to raise the quality of our members’ writing to a publishable level. We endeavor to fulfill our mission and vision by:

 

 Actively praying for one another’s successes

 Holding regularly-scheduled critique sessions

 Offering annual conferences for in-depth learning and networking

 Providing scholarship funds to conferences to our members

 Sharing information about writing opportunities, conferences, and contests through our newsletter, The Loom

 Offering smaller, genre-specific critique groups in addition to the general critique sessions when possible

 Helping connect members with editors, agents, and other publishing professionals

 Providing guest speakers at meetings, retreats, and workshops

The Sandwich Critique Method

 

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Workshops for Florida Christian Writers Conference

2/19/2019 9:00:00 AM BY Edwina Perkins

Our Faculty Focus today is on Edwina Perkins. She will be teaching three workshops at our conference. 

Workshops Presented by Edwina: 

FCWC Orientation

First time conferee? Have no fear! Orientation is here! Come tackle your conference questions in a single session (and even some you didn’t know you had). Come in like the Underdog and go out like the Top Dog with information that will help you soar at FCWC.

Does my Writing Offend You?

The number of books about ethnic characters has risen over the last few years. From 10 percent in 2013, to more than a quarter of young adult and children’s books featured characters of color in 2016. This workshop will address the role of sensitivity readers and when should a writer consider acquiring one.

*3-Hour Workshop: My First Draft is Done. Now What? (Presented with Heather Iseminger)

Heather and Edwina are both teachers with over 30 years of combined experience in guiding students as writers. Through hands-on activities, this workshop will give you a checklist of items to identify and revise in your drafts so your message, not your mistakes, stands out for your audience. 

 

 

Edwina Perkins is an award-winning writer, experienced teacher, speaker, and free-lance editor. She served on the Word Weavers Orlando Leadership Team for over ten years—two of those as president—and now is a part of the Word Weavers International Advisory Committee. She worked as a content editor with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is currently the Managing Editor for Harambee Press—LPC’s ethnic voices imprint which seeks to publish ethnic writers.

She is a wife, mother of four adult children, grandmother to one (with one on the way!) and owner of a 16 year old bichon poodle mix who believes the world revolves around him. Sometimes it does.

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