Why do we write? What do we expect to receive in exchange for our work? Where exactly do we want our writing to take us? How do we want to get there? Who will make the decisions that determine the course of our writing?
This year’s theme is based upon the assumption that we all have been blessed with a talent for words, but did you know there are choices we can make that will carry us further than talent alone? According to John C. Maxwell, successful people know that belief lifts our talent, initiative activates our talent, focus directs our talent, preparation positions our talent, practice sharpens our talent, perseverance sustains our talent, and character protects our talent. In the maze of today’s publishing world it is easy for the unsuspecting author and his work to get lost, and the truth is if we do not answer the above questions for ourselves someone else will be more than willing to do so.
The monthly programs are designed to educate, encourage, and enlighten writers of all ages and aspirations. The monthly meetings are designed for local writers to rub elbows with each other and the publishing world. So bring your talent along with your questions and let the fun begin!
President: Karen Evans
Vice-President: Martha Draper
Treasurer: Cathy Thorp
Secretary: Peggy Chambers
Parliamentarian: Maxine Austin
Publicity: Lucie Smoker
Contest: Martha Hatt
OWFI Delegates: Martha Draper and Peggy Chambers