Spring 2014

OCW Business

Sue Miholer, OCW Business Manager

It’s exciting to see the continued interest in learning the craft of writing and networking with others. OCW currently has about 350 members. Yes, there are that many people who enjoy the various perks of membership—reduced tuition at events, access to online critique groups, and receiving the monthly e-newsletter with “insider” info not available on our website. (Apologies that the March and April issues had to be combined since I was enjoying some Florida sunshine at the time the March edition should have been sent.)

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OCW Prayer

Lindy Swanson

Simple Prayers That Touch God’s Heart by Eva Gibson, OCW Prayer Team Last winter I experienced a serious lack of time for extended prayer. Both of my brothers developed serious health issues, and I felt overwhelmed and weary as I juggled new caregiving responsibilities: hospital visits, doctor appointments, special meals, and just being there. My days raced out of control …

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Keeping Up With OCW

Susan Maas

“God cares so much more about your character than your publication,” keynote speaker Colleen Coble told writers at the fall one-day conference in Portland.

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President’s Corner – Spring 2014

Maxine Marsolini
OCW President

The Art of Honing Words by Maxine Marsolini, OCW President Writers are often told to hone their craft. But what does it really mean to hone our words? I consulted two dictionaries and found hone refers either to an instrument or an action, depending on its use. According to the Winston Simplified Dictionary Encyclopedic Edition of 1932, a treasured gift …

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Spring 2014 Keynoter

Jane Kirkpatrick2

Join us on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Northwest Christian University in Eugene for our Spring 2014 One-Day Conference! Our keynote speaker this spring is noted author Jane Kirkpatrick. Stay tuned to the website for details, and be sure to follow us on FaceBook to receive updates, too! You’ll find us at http://www.facebook.com/OregonChristianWriters. Writing Out of Abundance Jane Kirkpatrick is a writer, speaker, …

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