“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury 



 Kristen Stieffel, Associate Editor for Havok Magazine, September 6, Make Your Work Sparkle … Edit Like a Pro!


Kristen Stieffel is a writer specializing in speculative fiction and an editor and writing coach. She is the associate editor of Havok, a flash fiction magazine. She has edited nonfiction and fiction novels for the general market and the Christian submarket and teaches at writers conferences.  Her editing credits include The Ghosts of Emily Gray by C. Keith Carpenter,Veiled Destiny by Shirin Humzani, and Winter by Keven Newsome. She is currently writing a book about editing. She belongs to the Editorial Freelancers Association, Christian Editor Connection, and The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network.

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 There are suggested changes to the TWA Bylaws.

 Please check Document page, Bylaws 7-12-16.


Mark  Myheir, author, writing teacher, former narcotic agent to present Writers Workshop

Mark Mynheir 3    Structure, Character Arc, Whipping Your Story Into Shape, Personality Profiles and Building Your Character from The Ground Up

When? September 24, 2016 Time: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Cost $40. Place: Tampa Bay Baptist Conference Center – 15601 Lake Magdalene Boulevard, Tampa, 33613. Seating limited. Send check payable to Word Weavers International to Sharron Cosby, 6919 Gray Oak Place, Riverview, Fl. 33578 to reserve your place.





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