April McGowan

2017 October Member News

October Prayer Time by Eva Gibson Prayer Team Member We come to You, Father God, You who loves us for who we are. We welcome Your presence, for You are King of kings and Lord of lords. You are the great I AM, our Protector and Provider. You turn our dry places into fountains. We rejoice that You cleanse us, …

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Character Growth Words

  ~by Jill Williamson Years ago, my friend Stephanie Morrill, founder of www.GoTeenWriters.com, wrote a blog post in which she explained her process of assigning her main characters a word that summed up what they believed about themselves. For example, her main character’s word was “invisible,” and the antagonist’s was “second best.” These words enabled Stephanie to put her characters …

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2017 August/September Member News

  August/September Prayer Time by Lynn Hare Prayer Team Member  Lord, thank You for creative words that flow into the orchards of our manuscripts. For the seed of every rejected word that falls to the compost heap, we celebrate rich soil that bears Kingdom fruit. Some of Your best fruit grows in unlikely places! Thank You for the new friends …

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2017 Cascade Award Winners

Congratulations to all the 2017 Cascade Award Winners PUBLISHED Published Children’s Book Would a Worm Go on a Walk? by Hannah Hall Published Contemporary Book The Morning Star Rises by Sara Davison Published Historical Fiction While I Count the Stars by Valerie Banfield Published Memoir Lessons from a Son’s Life . . . and Death by Merrit Hearing Published Nonfiction Book …

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How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

By April McGowan The amazing Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference is just around the corner. If you’re like me, you’re researching speakers, agents, and editors and trying to decide whom to pitch to, what to pack, and what to wear! Here are some plans I’ve put into practice to make the most of my conference experience. Pray: Pray for OCW …

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