Fall Seminar, Saturday October 21st, 2017

With Dr. Dennis “Doc” Hensley has published five dozen books including seven novels and nine textbooks, as well as over 150 short stories and 3500 articles. He is called a master of professional writing and thankfully his mission is to share his secrets with others!

Location: Holland Free Methodist Church 6605 Angola Road, Holland, Ohio 43528


8:30 am        Registration

9:00            Welcome

9:15          The Marketing Process

10:00         Break; Book Tables Open

10:15         Enhancing Writing Skills

11:30         Break; Book Tables Open

12:00        Catered Lunch  (we are unable to accommodate special diets)

12:30       Working with Editors & Agents

1:30         Break

1:40        Making 2018 a Productive Writing Year

2:40        Evaluations & Wrap Up

3:00        Close



Before October 10th $50 for members

$60 for non-members

Late registration or at door $70 members and non-members

Bringing books you are published in? $5 Self-manned Book Table Fee

(Attendees only. Mark books w/name & price.)

Make checks payable to Northwest Ohio Christian Writers (Advance payment non-refundable) SEND Payment to:

Martha Willey, 1917 Terri Rue, Northwood , OH 43619

For complete printable brochure email Thank you!


Directions from north or south: I-75 to 475, exit east on Airport Hwy (Route 2), first intersection go north (left) on Holland-Sylvania Rd., go west (left) on Angola Rd. Church has tall steeple and is on the left after the overpass.

From west: Ohio Turnpike exit 52 (Route 2 at Airport): go east (left) on Airport Hwy., after several miles, go north (left) on McCord Rd., then go east (right) on Angola Rd. Church is on the right before the I-475 overpass.

From east: Ohio Turnpike to exit Toledo Route 20, north on Route 20/Reynolds Road, go west (left) on Angola Road. Church is on the left after I-475 overpass.



Northwest Ohio Christian Writers

May 2017

Next meeting: May 26

Publishing, E-Publishing, Co-Publishing: What’s the Difference? Panel w/ Shelley Lee and Judy Gyde

Our meeting begins at 11 a.m. With the speaker starting at noon during brown bag lunch. A critique session often takes place from 1-2 p.m. if there are participants (bring several copies for critique). 

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College, Bowling Green, OH 43402 (south entrance).


As always, we had a great time at Lial. Though small in numbers, we were powerful in content with our sweet ice cream theme! (And yes, we ate ice cream for dessert!) We were inspired by devotional thoughts from Judy Gyde and Diane Clark; we learned how to “give cliches the deep freeze,” how to create characters, and how to do some new things with social media. We wrapped up our time by sharing some writing tips. We also had several hours to just hang out together or get some writing done (most of us did some combination of the two!). Our retreat sundae was topped with Martha’s great meals!

Here’s one tip (for those who missed the retreat) from the excellent article 5 Reasons Fellow Writers are Essential to Your Writing Life: “Find a tribe!” 

Well, guess what – that’s what this group is! You’ve found us. Now, stay connected and achieve your writing dreams! For more, here’s the article:

Looking ahead: Next year we will have our retreat on April 27-28. Set the time aside now for a great time of refreshment and writing!

Upcoming Conferences

June 14 – 17 Write-to Publish – Wheaton College

July 26-29Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference

October 21 – our conference with Dennis Hensley speaking

November 2-4 Winter Wheat in Bowling Green (free and close to home!)