Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Flash Fiction February! Come Prepared

ACFW-The Woodlands Chapter Presents
Flash Fiction February!

Join us February 9, 2019 for Flash Fiction Contest

By Annette O'Hare, President

Did you know February is National Heart Month, and National Weddings Month? February is also An Affair To Remember Month, and you’ll be interested to know it’s National Library Lovers Month, which is great because it’s also Creative Romance Month.

February is filled with all the yummiest of special days too, like Bubble Gum Day, Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, National Pizza Day, Plum Pudding Day, National Gum Drop Day, National Chocolate Mint Day, Cherry Pie Day, National Pistachio Day, and of course, Valentines Day.

Ah, February…what would a month dedicated to love be without special days like, Thank a Mailman Day, Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day, Send a Card to a Friend Day, Make a Friend Day, Do A Grouch A Favor Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day, Love Your Pet Day, and *Hoodie-Hoo Day!

* Hoodie-Hoo Day: Always on February 20, this winter day, people (generally from the North) go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant “Hoodie-Hoo”.

In keeping with February’s “LOVE” theme, our writing prompt is:

Love With A Twist ~ An Homage To O’Henry
February 9, 2019


100 words only-following the title. Entry must have a beginning, middle, and end. You pick the genre. Stick with the theme ~ Love With A Twist. Top three winners will receive awards and have their entry published on this blog. Entry must be brought to the February 9th meeting at Lupe Tortilla, The Woodlands, Texas and read by the entrant.

Ready…Set…Go Write!

Tips For Writing Flash Fiction: Jump into the action. Figure out the ending before you start. Don’t worry about word count until you start editing. Pick a key emotion, a strong image, limit your characters. The #vss365 hash tag on Twitter and the following website has examples of 100 word Flash Fiction! http://www.100wordstory.org/national-flash-fiction-day-story-winners/

Good Luck!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Peak Performance at November Meeting, 2018

November 10th Meeting Announcement

Janice Thompson will present "Peak Performance: The Positive Role that Stress Plays in Our Writing" on November 10, 2018.

Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 100 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh.
Janice was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She currently serves as president of her local ACFW chapter (Writers on the Storm), where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing.
Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. Her tagline, “Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters!” sums up her take on life.

2019-2020 Officer Nominations

We will also discuss officer nominations for the 2019-2020 term. Don't miss out on an important meeting.

Bayou City Christian Writers Conference Afterglow

Enjoy some pictures from our 2018 mini-conference on October 20.