Winter 2014

President’s Corner

Maxine Marsolini
OCW President

Birth Fresh Goals by Maxine Marsolini, OCW President “Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill.” ―Zig Ziglar A new year brings with it ample opportunity to set fresh writing goals in motion. Every great idea needs a push from behind the scenes before it can benefit someone else. As the year opens, let’s take stock of …

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Winter 2014 Workshops

Marilyn Rhoads
OCW Program Coordinator

Winter Workshops Will Inspire Your Craft by Marilyn Rhoads, OCW Program Coordinator A. “Five Steps to Getting Out of the Slush Pile,” presented by Deborah Raney, will cover the five main writing problems that crop up whenever Deborah critiques a manuscript or judges writing contests. Fixing these five common issues can make the difference between a manuscript that lands in …

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Winter 2014 Keynoter

Deborah Raney

A Warm Welcome by Marilyn Rhoads, OCW Program Coordinator Deborah Raney, the author of more than 20 books, will keynote at the winter conference. Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books as a child growing up on a farm, this native Kansas writer is the mother of four grown children, has five grandchildren, and is married to graphic artist Ken Raney. …

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OCW Prayer

Lindy Swanson

In Pursuit of God’s Goals by Lindy Swanson, OCW Prayer Team As we prayerfully consider our goals for the new year—whether it’s in our writing life or our lives in general—it is good to determine if the plans we make are consistent with Scripture and ask ourselves how closely they align with God’s desires for us. In 1 Timothy 1:5, …

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OCW Business

Sue Miholer, OCW Business Manager

Changes in the Air Minding OCW’s Business by Sue Miholer, OCW Business Manager The OCW board has begun the process of revising the bylaws with the goal of having them ready for a vote by the membership at the May conference. Since everyone has such busy schedules, we’re thankful that Angella Diehl set up an online GoToMeeting conference among the …

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