Thursday, April 22, 2010

Online Devotional Course

Ever wanted to learn how to write devotionals? Join me for four weeks of fun learning -

Next Date – May 3 – 24, 2010

Content: Writing in an anecdotal style, learn how to stimulate your readers to consider spiritual things. The course will cover Using Literary Devices, How to Show instead of Tell, Keeping your Focus, Using Metaphor

Instructor: Marcia Lee Laycock

To enroll e-mail Marcia@vinemarc.com

Cost: $100.00. Receipt of fee confirms enrolment. Enrolment is limited. Send cheque to ICWF c/o Laurie Hanchard, 7403 – 92A Ave. Edmonton, AB. T6B 0V4

Format: The course will run as a Yahoo group. Students should make themselves familiar with www.yahoogroups.com before the course begins. A short lesson and assignment will be given at the beginning of the week. Each student will send her/his devotional to Marcia for critique. Students are also free to comment on/critique one another’s work.

Credentials: Marcia is an award-winning, published writer. She has been writing a weekly devotional column for more than 20 years and has been published in both national and provincial newspapers and magazines. Marcia has taught writing at Inscribe’s conferences as well as at Write Canada (The Word Guild in Ontario) and through Adult Learning of Alberta. Her devotional books, The Spur of the Moment and Focused Reflections have been endorsed by Janette Oke, Phil Callaway and Mark Buchanan. Her novel, One Smooth Stone won her the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award in 2006 and was released in Sept. 2007. A second novel will be released in Spring 2011.

Endorsements from previous students -

I took the anecdotal devotional course that Marcia teaches and it is
very good! I learned lots of good technique, especially how to revise down
to a brief devotional (the kind most publishers want!)
Pam Mytroen

This course has been a great help to me in my writing. The critiques were very enlightening. Your remarks were right on target. It was also beneficial to be able to view my fellow student’s writings and critiques as well.

The assignments were fun as well as challenging. The content was just right without being too cumbersome for those who work fulltime. It was $100 well spent. Thanks Marcia!

Sandra Briggs

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