What to expect:

What takes place at an ACFW North Georgia meeting? Lots! Every monthly meeting contains the following segments:

  • Introductions. Don’t worry about who you don’t know. We wear name tags.
  • Good News. Everything from getting a rejection to landing a contract to simply getting some writing done.
  • Writing-related Devotion.
  • Industry News. Stay up on the latest happenings, contests, and conference news.
  • Tech Tip. Computers, social media, Scrivener . . . there’s so many things that can help with your writing.
  • Writing Tip. You’ll always go home with something that can make your writing better.

Each month will also bring in a speaker or panel of some kind to guide us in our learning. Check our the schedule below for a list of upcoming speakers and topics.

We currently meet via Zoom and send the access link the day before the meeting.

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 28 ~ Elizabeth Musser, author of The Swan House, presenting Depression and God’s Grace (When Your Life Invades Your Story)

February 25 ~ Thomas Umstattd, CEO of Castle Media Group and host of the Christian Publishing Show, presenting The Power of Podcasting

March 24 ~ Edie Melson (author, editor and blogger) presenting Social Media for Today’s Writer

April 28 ~ Kimberly Duffy, author of A Mosaic of Wings, presenting Make A Spark: How to Write Flash Fiction Romances

May 26 ~ Rachel McMillan, author of the Van Buren & DeLuca series, presenting How to Work with Agents and Publishers.

June 23 ~ Tanya Agler, author of The Sheriff’s Second Chance, presenting Organizing Your Series Research.

July 28 ~ Virginia Vaughn, author of 15 Love-Inspired Suspense novels, presenting Goal, Motivation, and Conflict.

August 25 ~ Katy Kauffman, founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies and editor for Refresh Bible Study Magazine, presenting Writing Devotionals.

September 22 ~ Carol James, author of five inspirational romances, will lead a panel discussion of ACFW-N. GA Book Club members, who will share what they learned from Newsletter Ninja: How to Become an Author Mailing List Expert by Tammi Labrecque.

October 27 ~ Kim Vogel Sawyer, author of dozens of historical, contemporary, and young adult novels, will present “I Signed on the Dotted Line . . . Now What?”

November ~ No meeting (Happy Thanksgiving!)

December 1 ~ Christmas Party

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