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Strengthen Your Voice. Support Your Style. Season Your Humor

2019 OCFW

Mini Conference

Saturday, April 13th

9:00am-4:00pm

Memorial Road Church Of Christ, Edmond, OK

The 2019 Conference of the Oklahoma Chapter of ACFW is a unique opportunity to engage with like minded authors, both novice and experienced. This year’s conference will focus on how to educate and equip you on how to stand out as a writer. We’ll help you avoid amateurish mistakes with practical writing craft advice such as simple self-editing tips and tricks and creating a unique voice and writing style while also reminding and reinspiring you about why you picked up a pen in the first place. Learn something new. Create lasting connections. Join us! It's a full day event you won't want to miss.

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Speakers

2019 speakers will discuss issues relevant to motivate, encourage, and inspire the seasoned veterans, the energetic novice and all writing veterans in between!

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As an author, writing coach, and writing contest judge, Nikki Hanna is dedicated to inspiring others through writings, speaking, and workshops. In addition to numerous awards for poetry, essays, books, and short stories, Hanna received the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation’s Crème de la Crème Award and the Rose State College Outstanding Writer Award. As a self-published writer, her book awards include the National Indie Excellence Award, the USA Best Book Finalist Award, two International Book Excellence Awards, and four Independent Book Awards. Her books are available on Amazon and through her website nikkihanna.com.

Keynote Speaker

NIKKI HANNA

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Staci Mauney is a professional writer and editor and indie author. She is the co-owner of Prestige Prose, a freelance writing and editing company. As an author, she has written four devotionals in the Echoes of Joy series, all of which can be found on her website at stacimauney.com. Her Yorkshire terrier, Lilly, is the main character in her devotionals and her blog, which can also be found on her website. She has had short stories published in Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul; Owl Hootings, Vol. II; Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, and the OWFI Report and has worked as a content writer for Oklahoma Farm and Ranch magazine. Staci volunteers for a variety of organizations in her local community. She has been a member of OWFI since 2007 and is currently serving as the 2019 OWFI president.

Guest Speaker

STACI MAUNEY

Sessions

Morning Session: Write With Voice, Style, & Humor

This session shows writers how to find their own voice and style so they write in expressive ways, delight readers, and stand out from other writers. Participants learn how to bring a composition to life with humor, even if the subject is serious. Critical components of writing craft and  trending nuances of the profession are revealed from show, don't tell, character development, scene descriptions, and numerous other writing principles. Prepare for a highly interactive session designed to accelerate learning and facilitate the mastering of methods and techniques that equip writers to achieve a higher level of professional authorship in a short time frame. Presented by Nikki Hanna.

Breakout Session 1:

The Editing Process: Revising Your Work for Publication

Do you know how to edit your own work? Do you know when it’s time to bring in a professional? In this workshop, I will discuss the differences among developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. We’ll dive into the self-editing process and discover tips and tricks for revising and editing your own work. We’ll also talk about how to ensure your work is ready for self-publication or submission to a traditional agent, editor, or publishing house. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, editing is an essential step that should never be skipped. This workshop will help you discover techniques to polish your stories and present them in the best possible light to your readers. Presented by Staci Mauney.

Breakout Session 2:

Writing That Speaks To The Soul

Why did you decide to become a writer? In this workshop, we’ll examine our why to discover how writing can be a ministry as well as an act of worship. We’ll look at the building blocks of writing and learn how to incorporate the tenets of our Christian faith without being heavy-handed. Presented by Staci Mauney.

Breakout Session 3:

Find Joy And Purpose In Writing

This session encourages writers to take a fresh look at why they write and to develop a definition of success that taps into innate talents and is achievable. There is much more to writing than selling books, making money, and becoming famous. Presented by Nikki Hanna.

Breakout Session 4:

Nail The Structure-Beginnings, Endings, And In-Betweens

This session covers how to write compelling beginnings and endings and how to keep the middle of a composition from slumping. Structural alternatives, organizational methods, and invaluable writing processes are presented. Presented by Nikki Hanna.

Schedule

Early Morning Author Mingle

8:30am

Conference Starts

9:00am

Morning Session: Write With Voice, Style & Humor

9:30am

LUNCH

12:00pm

VIP Luncheon

12pm

1st Afternoon Workshop

1:00pm

2nd Afternoon Workshop

2:30pm

Conference Wrap Up

4pm

Register Today!

General Admission: $50

VIP Experience: $65

General Admission Ticket + VIP Speaker Luncheon