Northwest Christian Writers Association

Taming MS Word's References Beast

Citing sources properly using Word's References system saves so many headaches as your file moves through the editing and typesetting process! In this workshop, discover the publishing standards for citing sources (some surprising changes in recent years). We'll discuss the dos and don'ts and whys, plus you'll receive Dori's updated formats for citing sources. You can still register to receive access to the recording through December 31, 2023.

Taming MS Word's References Beast Recording 

Taming the Editing Level Beast

Author and editor, Dori Harrell, presented a workshop on the various levels of editing. It covered what type of edit occurs at each level and what you need to do to prepare. You can still register to receive access to the recording through December 31, 2023.

Taming the Editing Level Beast Recording

Taming the MS Word Beast

If you missed Dori's Workshop on tips for using MS Word for your manuscript. You can still register to receive access to the recording through December 31, 2023. For more information and to register click the link below.

Taming the MS Word Beast Workshop Recording


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Our annual spring Renewal Conference features dynamic speakers, a line of workshops, editor/agent appointments, professional manuscript critiques, and other things to encourage you in your writing.

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June Meeting
Tara Johnson

Show, Don't Tell

Understanding body language, micro-expressions, and posture is the ultimate way to ‘show and not tell’. Body language adds tremendous depth to any story telling (whether fiction or nonfiction), dialogue, sets tone, and shows readers how a character’s emotions reflect in their behavior. This workshop will teach the student how to use universal body language to give their characters and stories rich emotion, as well as teach how to spot deception and bumps in verbal language that reveal inner motive. This class will also use examples from real life, including transcripts and videos from confessed serial killers and public figures.

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