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American Christian Fiction Writers 

Colorado Springs Chapter

 

Monthly Events

WE WELCOME VISITORS to join us for up to two meetings/workshops before becoming members. 

In-Person Monthly Workshop:

Where:  B.R.A.V.E. Church
(formerly Fervent Church)
3337 N. Academy, (just south of N. Carefree)
Colorado Springs, CO
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Also available via ZOOM 
Link will be emailed to members AND
posted on the ACFW Colorado Springs Facebook page

Allen Arnold

Mar 2: Risk the Real with Allen Arnold

The clash between the real and the artificial is intensifying. Writers are simultaneously fascinated and fearful of AI—looking to it for help while realizing it is a more-than-capable competitor. But AI is just one example of the dangers of the artificial in our lives and creativity. In this world of bright, shiny distractions, Allen Arnold offers a much-needed reality reorientation—a North Star that will transform our stories and help us pursue the real, defy the artificial, and risk well for what matters most.

About Allen Arnold:

Allen Arnold is an author, speaker, and Executive Producer of Content for Wild at Heart—the ministry founded by bestselling author John Eldredge. As a former Fiction Publisher, he oversaw the launch of more than 500 novels. Allen now helps creatives live better stories by showing them how to pursue their dreams and gifting actively with God. He is the author of five acclaimed books: The Story of WithChaos Can’tWaves of Creativity, The Eden Option, and his new release, Risk the Real. He loves blue oceans, black coffee, hot salsa, and big ideas. Discover more at withallen.com

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April: WITS April 19-20 with Misty Beller

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Lisa Jordan

May 4: Finding Your Writing Voice with Lisa Jordan

Imagine being the only blindfolded person in a group of people you know. Even though you can’t see them, you’d recognize each one by their voices. The same goes with our writing voices. Once readers get to know our voices and our writing styles, they’ll be able to recognize our stories right away…and want more of them. Writing voice is one of those elusive storycrafting elements that’s difficult to understand, let alone teach. Finding Your Writing Voice will discuss:

  • What writing voice is
  • What it isn’t
  • Why it’s important
  • What influences it.

Additionally, I’ll offer suggestions to help you find and cultivate your writing voice so you sound like your unique self and not be someone else’s echo.

About Lisa Jordan:

Heart, home, and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories with those elements comes naturally. Lisa is an award-winning and PW best-selling author for Love Inspired, writing contemporary Christian romances that promise hope and happily ever after. She’s the operations manager for Novel Academy, an online writing academy through My Book Therapy. Happily married to her own real-life hero, Lisa and her husband have two grown sons. Lisa enjoys family time, cardmaking, and getting lost in a good book. Visit her at lisajordanbooks.com

Bryan E. Canter

June 1: Are Audiobooks for you? with Bryan Canter

Plus mid-year luncheon

Would you like to have your book produced as an audiobook? Would you like to expand your book’s reach into the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry? In this presentation, audiobook project management consultant, Bryan Canter, will provide high level insights into the various audiobook production options available to authors, address the issues associated with producing your own audiobook, and provide a deep dive into the specifics of finding a narrator/producer and managing a project using the Audiobook Creative Exchange (ACX) as an example platform.

About Bryan Canter:

Bryan is a book and audiobook publishing consultant with My Word Publishing out of Denver, a book advertising and marketing specialist with the Successful Writer Marketplace, and an interior layout designer.  Bryan has published three of his own books in multiple genres. He has managed over twenty book publishing projects and thirteen audiobook projects for his clients. 

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July 13: Creating Tension with Cara Putman

Details to be posted soon!

About Cara Putman:

Suspense author, Cara Putman, show how to increase tension and conflict in the story. She discusses why conflict is important in books and how both suspense and romance can bring their own bits of conflict to a story…but…how both can be the perfect blend.

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Aug 3: TBD

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About our presenter:

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Sept 7: Building Your Author Community with Donna Schlachter

Monthly meetings are great. Annual conferences, awesome. But what about the other 350 days?  Creating an author community who meet, pray, text, Zoom, encourage, and help one another can move you from good to great.

About Donna Schlachter:

Details to be posted soon!!

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Oct 5: TBD

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About our presenter:

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Board Member Collage

Nov 2: Board Members Marketing Chat

Details to be posted soon!

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Dec 7: Christmas Party

Details to be posted soon!