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September 2016

Jonathan Friesen – A Writer’s Life: Who You Are and What You’re Not.

September 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, 600 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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It's taken me eight published novels, numerous literary awards, and a fair amount of success to realize that I am not a writer. That's too small an aspiration. We are more... much more, and embracing this, whether you're young or seasoned, frees us to write on the page words we never believed we could. Come hear of a path to success that looks little like success, but feels a lot like life! Jonathan Friesen is an award-winning author, international speaker,…

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October 2016

Gene Fournier – Screenplays and Novels: There and Back Again

October 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, 600 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Have you ever seen a screenplay? It has a unique and extremely rigid format. You probably wondered how people can write that way. Former screen and TV writer, Gene Fournier, will discuss screenplays and how the format works and why it makes sense. He will also provide samples. Since he now writes novels and has dipped into Indie e-book publishing, he has discovered some interesting variances when moving from one format to another and one mindset to another. Gene feels,…

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November 2016

Joyce K Ellis – Writing Personal Experience Pieces.

November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, 600 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Your own experiences (or someone else’s) can encourage, motivate, and challenge readers. Many editors of books, articles, and devotionals are looking for personal experience manuscripts because “truth-enfleshed” writing often reaches readers better than the theoretical. In this practical session, we will help you identify stories that can benefit others and give you the tools to craft them into saleable books and articles. Joyce K. Ellis is author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including The 500 Hats of…

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December 2016

Joe Komarek – The Power of Story: YOUR Story!

December 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, 600 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Get ready to saddle up on a great adventure of story and reflecting from the life of a high school baseball coach and mathematician. The purpose of this time together will be to promote the power of story and most importantly, the story which God is writing through YOU. Guests will be challenged to consider how God will use your and the gift of writing and storytelling to make a Kingdom impact on the people around you and the audiences who read your…

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January 2017

Jesse Florea – Small Beginnings with Big Opportunities.

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, 600 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Jesse Florea has worked at Focus on the Family for more than 23 years. For the past 19, he’s been the editor of Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse magazine (for boys and girls ages 8 to 12) and is currently the editorial director for youth publications where he oversees Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. magazines. He co-hosts the biweekly “Official Adventures in Odyssey podcast” that often exceeds 1 million listeners. He has written or co-written more than two dozen books (including The…

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