Christian writers’ group boasts new name, goals

Photo courtesy Betty Slade Pictured, left to right, are Lin Farmer Harris, Richard Gammill, Betty J. Slade and Terry Arries, of the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network. The network is welcoming new members and plans to create an anthology in 2016.

Photo courtesy Betty Slade
Pictured, left to right, are Lin Farmer Harris, Richard Gammill, Betty J. Slade and Terry Arries, of the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network. The network is welcoming new members and plans to create an anthology in 2016.

By Betty Slade
Special to The PREVIEW

The Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network (WCCWA) would like to invite new writers to the group. As the WCCWN moves into 2016, we are proceeding with a larger vision for writers.

Since our establishment in February 2015, we’ve been a successful local critique-writing group. Our concept for the future will move us toward a significant presence in the world of Christian publishing and reaching people with our writing.

These 10 months have given us time to learn the needs and dynamics of the group. We are now fortified with a leadership team and board members. Each of us brings our individual strengths and talents to collectively serve the group and our mission.

Our new name, WCCWN, symbolizes a fresh beginning with these hopes and dreams over the next two years:

1. A national outreach through our website and writings.

2. Prayers for greater depth in each writer’s commitment to the Lord.

3. Developing far-reaching opportunities to write for God’s glory.

Our new website, WolfCreekWriters.com, will provide a visual and professional presence. It will have the viability to attract other writers, agents, editors and publishing opportunities.

Our goal is to continue to establish a professional look, attitude and uniqueness to our group. As we continue developing the talents God has given each of us, we’ll be empowered to bring His message to the larger world.

The format of our Monday morning meetings will remain the same, giving plenty of time to critique each other’s manuscripts. In addition, we will provide enriched resources for the writers and develop a national outreach.

The 2016 project for WCCWN is an anthology of stories, “Wolf Tracks in the Snow.”

The anthology will be a published collection of poems, short stories — fiction and nonfiction — devotions and personal essays. Multiple submissions will be encouraged. It will stand out as unique, original and relevant to today’s Christian market. Each writer will maintain control of the choice of project for which they choose to write.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to grow with us as the group grows.

If you’re a beginner, intermediate or professional writer and want to learn more about writing, we encourage you to join us on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. in the CrossRoad Christian Fellowship community room, 1044 Park Ave.

For details, contact Rich Gammell at richgammill41@wolfcreekwriters.com or 731-2040.

This story was posted on December 2, 2015.