Money Matters

Dive into Writing from the OCW Springboard

by Frank Yates, OCW Treasurer

It is the season to spring into action and dive into the ocean of opportunities in Christian publishing. Whether you cannonball short articles or high-dive novels, OCW offers workshops, conferences, and contacts to guide you along the way.

OCW continues to expand offerings to encourage Christian writers. In February, OCW had its first webinar: “Seven Secrets for Effective Author Websites.” Great feedback! More webinars are planned for the future.

With new programs as well as highlevel keynote speakers, workshop leaders, and conference coaches, OCW’s costs have increased. To maintain and advance the quality of OCW’s Christian writing agenda, OCW must be fiscally responsible to its members. Annual dues had to increase. These dues have not changed in many years, and the OCW board decided to set the new rate such that dues should not need to be raised again for another several years.

Whether you are a wading beginner or a published platform diver, OCW has something for you. Dive into the three one-day conferences and the annual summer coaching conference. Read the monthly e-newsletters (a perk of membership) and three seasonal newsletters. Spread “The Word of God”—the theme of OCW’s winter one-day conference.

Renew your membership and bring your friends into the Oregon Christian Writers.

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