Monthly Archives: April 2014

May Mini-boot Camp and Workshop

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memoir, Essay, and Personal Experience: How Real Life Stories Can Power Your Writing


Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: Woodmen Valley Chapel, lower level of Worship Center, Building 250, Room 107

Workshop Description: The power of the true story can drive a variety of books and articles, engaging readers and teaching through illustration and example. But writing compelling real stories can require as much technique as writing fictional stories. This workshop will offer practical guidelines for: • Finding the right “voice” for your story, as well as the right format • Understanding the variety of uses for true stories in non-fiction • Telling your story to help others

Speaker Bio: Liz Duckworth is the Copy Program Manager for Compassion International. She works in close partnership with agency account executives, designers, print production team and video production team to create materials for print, web, displays, broadcast and other media for Compassion. Liz also develops a staff of writers and editors. Bethany House released Liz’s new book A Perfect Word for Every Occasion. She  also managed the Church Resources area at David C. Cook and led the team responsible for creative church learning resources, Vacation Bible School, and toys, games and activity books. She has been a book editor for Focus on the Family, Cook, and Victor Books. Her other published books include Wildflower Living: Cultivating Inner Strength in Times of Storm and Drought (WaterBrook), and Bloom Before You’re Planted: Gardening Tools for a Woman’s Soul (Cook). Her children’s picture book, Ragtail Remembers (Centering Corporation), helps children deal with feelings of grief.