January Jolt One-Day Writers Conference Details & Registration

Lexington Word Weavers 2018 January Jolt One-Day Writers Conference

Calling All Writers.

The Lexington, SC chapter of
Word Weavers International
invites you to a
One-Day Writers Conference

Featuring Two Writing Tracks:

with Eva Marie Everson

with Lori Hatcher

January 20, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Riverbend Community Church
1015 Corley Mill Rd.
Lexington, SC


Early Bird Price:

Word Weavers Members: $25.00
Word Weavers Members w/ Chick-fil-A Lunch $35.00

Non-Members: $35.00
Non-Members w/ Chick-fil-A Lunch $45.00

~ Early Bird Pricing Ends January 5, 2018 ~

Prices increase $10 after January 5th

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Soul Care for the Writer
by Jean Wilund

Nehemiah & the Writers at the Wall
by Eva Marie Everson

Meet Fiction Track Leader
Eva Marie Everson:

Eva Marie Everson

One of the original five members of Word Weavers, Eva Marie Everson is a multiple-award winning author and speaker, president of Word Weavers International, director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and Managing Editor at Firefly Southern Fiction. The author of dozens of books, her most recent releases include The Bipolar Experience (written for LeeAnn Jefferies) and God Bless Us Every One. Also released in 2017 was Eva Marie’s second novel for Tyndale, The One True Love of Alice-Ann.

Class Descriptions

Developing Deep Characters

Using a participant-active method of developing character, Eva Marie shows readers the importance of knowing your characters fully, how that’s done, and, in the process, how to write in deep point of view.

What’s The Point? – Choosing the Best Point of View

Novel writers are often found guilty of “head hopping.” What is that, exactly? Is it ever okay? In this session, Eva Marie shows how to determine the best point of view to tell a story in (first, third), whose point of view should be told per scene, and how to draw from the senses to give the reader the truest sense of the character.

The Truth Behind Show & Tell: A Beginners to Intermediate Understanding of Rule #1

Point of view lends itself to scenes, and scenes lend themselves to the agony of “show, don’t tell.” In this session, Eva Marie uses a unique teaching method to show how, by using the senses, we can stop telling … and start showing.

Meet Non-Fiction Track Leader
Lori Hatcher:

Lori HatcherLori Hatcher is the editor of Reach Out, Columbia magazine and the author of two devotional books and the blog, Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time. Her latest devotional, Hungry for God, Starving for Time won the Christian Small Publisher’s Book of the Year in 2016. Lori has had more than 150 articles published in print and online publications such as Christian Living Today, The Upper Room, Christian Living in the Mature Years, War Cry, P31, and The Old School House.

Early Bird Session:
Help! My MC’s POV Head Hopped in my WIP – Decoding Writers’ Jargon

Have you ever visited a foreign country and found yourself surrounded by native speakers chattering on in a language you can’t understand? Then you know how it feels to be the only one who isn’t in the know. The publishing world is very similar – filled with unfamiliar and confusing terms and acronyms, it has a language all its own. But fear not – after this workshop, you’ll be able to cut through the verbiage, translate any writing conversation, and have a greater understanding of the writing world.

(Almost) Painless Editing for the Grammatically-Challenged – A Practicum

Genius isn’t enough when you send your blog post, article, or book out into the publishing jungle. Not only does your work need panache, it also needs polish. And even the most seasoned writer has weak areas. In this nuts and bolts workshop, magazine editor Lori Hatcher will expose the most common errors writers make and teach you how to catch them. Then you’ll have the chance to practice your newfound knowledge in a group editing session.

Top Writing Life Hacks – How to Work Better, Faster, Smarter

Every profession has its collection of tips, shortcuts, and pearls of wisdom. The writing world is no exception. In this nuts and bolts workshop, Lori Hatcher will share the trade secrets of seasoned writers and editors to help you work smarter, not harder.

Out of the Computer and into the World – How to Launch Your Writing

You’ve done it – you’ve finished your article, devotion, or book. Now what? How do you get it out of the computer and into the hands of readers? This practical workshop, taught by someone who sits on both sides of the writer/editor desk, will give you suggestions, tips, and resources for finding the best places of publication for your literary darlings.

Meet Keynote Speaker
Jean Wilund

Jean Wilund

Jean Wilund is a Bible teacher, speaker, and writer, passionate about coffee, comedy, and Christ. (Not necessarily in that order.) She blogs at www.JeanWilund.com to encourage people to fall more in love with God and His Word and laugh while doing it. She also enjoys writing for Focus on the Family, Reach Out Columbia, and other publications. She lives in Lexington, SC with her dashing husband. Their perfect children live scattered across the country.  

Meet Worship Leader
Melanie Shull

Melanie Shull

Melanie Shull presently serves on the worship team at Trinity Baptist in Cayce, SC as pianist and vocalist. She is the Founder and Chief Editor of Living Real Magazine and has self-published two non-fiction books, The Red Carpet Journal and Renew, Refresh Refine – Your Heart, Soul, and Mind. Melanie worked at Lexington School District 2 for 12 years as a middle school choral teacher, taught private piano lessons for over 25 years, and served for 12 years as Minister of Music Assistant at Trinity Baptist Church, as well as Worship Leader for three years. She loves leading women’s Bible studies, decorating, hosting and spending time with her family. 

Amy Sarazan Photographer

Photographer – Amy Sarazan

Need a professional headshot? Photographer Amy Sarazan will be available to take photographs during the lunch break. Each appointment lasts only five minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time to each lunch and get your professional photograph made.

Package costs: $35.00 and includes five edited images cropped to 4×6.

You’ll receive full printing/publishing rights of your photographs. Amy simply asks you do not edit the pictures, except for cropping as needed. 

Within two weeks after the conference, Amy will send you a link to the gallery of your edited images to view, select, and save your individual photos.

Contact Amy directly to schedule your appointment at: amysarazenphotography@gmail.com 

Check out Amy’s website: Amy Sarazan Photography


To register for this conference, click the Eventbrite link below. You’ll be taken to their website to register. 


If you have any question whether we received your registration, you’re welcome to email us at info@lexingtonwordweavers.com.

NOTE: If you need to pay with cash, contact the Registration Director at: info@lexingtonwordweavers.com.

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