Our February Monthly Meeting

Speaker: Liz Tolsma

Topic:  Crafting Great Openings and Hooks

Best-selling author Liz Tolsma has worked as a teacher and an advertising copywriter. She is currently a stay-at-home mom and part-time church secretary. Her first full-length novel, Snow on the Tulips, will release in August 2013. This is the first in the three book series Women of Courage Her novella Under His Wings released in September 2011, in Barbour Publishing’s novella collection A Log Cabin Christmas. When not writing, she enjoys reading, walking, gardening and snowshoeing. She makes her home next to a cornfield in Wisconsin with her husband, Doug, and their three children, all adopted internationally, one of whom has special needs.

 

 

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  • Peg S.

    I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Great job, Liz. Thank you all for making me feel welcome.

    February 9, 2013

  • Randall Allen D.

    Yes, excellent tips. Already started going through my re-write from page 1 to build in anchoring, punch words, and other details, especially for opening each new section after a break. Fortunately, I only revised to page 17 before ...

    February 9, 2013

  • Susan M.

    Very nice. I enjoyed and learned from the speaker, and was happy to see the rest of the group members.

    February 9, 2013

  • Raphael E.

    Looking forward to my first meeting.

    February 1, 2013

    • Pamela M.

      Raphael, we're so glad you persevered and found us last night! I enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again next month!

      February 9, 2013

  • Karen P.

    have hard time driving at night and with this storm last night, I don't dare venture out.

    February 8, 2013

    • Pamela M.

      We missed you Karen. Hopefully March will bring clear weather and you'll be able to be there.

      February 9, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    This will be my first meeting and I am looking forward to attending.

    February 4, 2013

    • Pamela M.

      Kathy it was great meeting you last night. Hope to see you back next month!

      February 9, 2013

  • Dawn W.

    Got lost! Gimme another chance.

    February 8, 2013

    • Amy C.

      Sorry to hear you got lost, Dawn! Try us again next month. Do you need help with directions?

      February 8, 2013

    • Pamela M.

      Aw, Dawn, I'm sorry you got lost. We're happy to help clarify the directions for you.

      February 9, 2013

  • Pamela M.

    It was a great meeting and I enjoyed meeting our visitors, some of whom were already members of ACFW national!!! I hope to see all of you next month on the 2nd Friday--same time, same place! For any who are reading this and got lost, I hope you don't give up! As Amy said earlier, let us know how we can help clarify the directions for you. American Christian Fiction Writers is the go-to place for fiction authors--newbie or published--to connect with other authors, hone the craft, or learn it from the ground up. It's been a huge blessing to me.

    February 9, 2013

  • Allie P.

    It was a great meeting! Sorry some of you had navigation issues...we will see what help we can give for that. Great teaching from Liz--lots to think about! Watch here for more information about our March 8 meeting.

    February 9, 2013

  • Amy C.

    Really enjoyed Liz's talk. Great to meet so many new people, too!

    February 8, 2013

  • Dicky T.

    I learned more about hooks.

    February 8, 2013

  • Allie P.

    We know openings and hooks are one of the best ways to catch an editor or agent's eye. Come learn tips for this useful skill!

    January 12, 2013

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