In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. Vincent Van Gog
We writers can take encouragement from words from this man who has been considered one of the greatest Dutch painters. During his life he was not recognized in that esteem, surely, he was practically unknown throughout his life. I know little about him. I’m really not a fan of his work. We all have our preferences, right! But this spunk shows through as he focuses on his pencil…which translates his purpose and passion to me.
Words are timeless and powerful. They can move nations and be ignored no matter how wisely spoken or written. But there is an audience for each writer and artist.
Wouldn’t you agree that when we write with Him, Father God the Almighty Lord, though our human audience wavers and dips, rises or falls off—we can still enjoy freedom and plumb the depths of connection and the thrill of expression, leaving bread crumbs for those who need even our scant offerings.
Our next Pens meeting will be Tuesday, June 19 :)
Monday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Faith Free Church 2201 42nd St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Our book for the reading club is...
"The Lacemaker" by Laura Frantz. This is a historical. Contact Susan Marlene (me) if you are interested in joining this read and want to attend the discussion meeting.
PENS OF PRAISE
CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP
Let us know if your attending so we can save a seat just for you!
MAY 15, 2018
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Faith Free Church
2201 42nd St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
This month’s speaker is Susan Marlene. Susan will share a teaching on This, That & The Other Thing!This will be a merging of information regarding dialogue, plot and whatever else captivates Susan’s mind! Come join us as we seek, retrieve and sneak a peek at this hodgepodge of tools and techniques!
Prompt: This That & The Other Thing! If you wish to use this as practice for your cozy, or poem or short story – etc. the world is your oyster! Enjoy! Yes, you may write a blurb or scene for this prompt if you like.
Bring your WIP (work in progress) to share a five-minute read. We are a safe place to share and grow.
Pens Novel Readers: Susan Marlene is putting together a group email for those who want to join in picking novels and discussion meetings. (We want to respect those who are too busy or who are uninterested in a reader’s group.)
Stop at a local coffee shop or bring your own coffee or soda and relax with us a while.
May the Lord bless your creative endeavors as you write for Him! Any concerns or questions feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Words are not just words. They are thoughts and inspiration that have been behind every relationship and every deed--good or bad throughout time. If you have that burning desire to communicate and explore, come peruse my pages, teachings, and short stories. Allow inspiration to anchor your dreams on the written pages of memoirs, devotions, poems, or stories, both short or long! Luxuriate in the creativity you were born to share!
Sarah Grosskopf is a beta reader, writer, and copywriter extraordinaire! I highly recommend Sarah and have known her for years. She has taught and encouraged Pens of Praise members with her humor, instinct, and highly praised skill sets. So you may consider this an invitation to discover details about Sarah Grosskopf. Here is a link to her website!