Jean Wise is a writer and speaker at retreats, gatherings, and seminars. She is a spiritual director and Deacon for her local church. She also serves as co-executive producer of the Writer’s Chat, a weekly live streaming discussion show. Jean lives in northwest Ohio with her husband enjoying their empty nest.
Find out more at her website: www.jeanwise.org or her blog: www.healthyspirituality.org. You can find her latest books at Healthyspirituality.org/amazon. And connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Healthy Spirituality: Keeping a Journal to Jumpstart your Writing
How does writing in a journal help us grow as writers? This class will inspire you and give you practical tips and tricks in how journaling invites the muse, captures and clarifies ideas, and makes you a better writer. We will explore the benefits and types of journals so when the class is concluded you have a concrete direction for your journey into journaling. Journaling can be the tool to add depth and zest to your writing.
Duration: 65 minutes
Queue up for Quotes
Writers love words. One set of words that add flavor to our writing and wisdom to our words are quotations. Queue Up For Quotes is a course delving into the ins and outs of using quotations for writers. Come learn more about quotes, how to format them, when and how to use them, verifying accuracy of quotes and how to be more quotable. Poet Letitia Landon wrote,” An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.”
Duration: 35 minutes
Writing Themed Devotionals
Devotional may be short, but can leave a lasting impact on readers. Devotional writing is a great starting point for writers once they understand the basics. This course will provide the foundations of writing and where to market of devotionals, and ideas for developing themes for devotionals.
Duration: 45 minutes
Tips for Organizing a Writing/Critique Group
Presented by: Johnnie Alexander and Jean Wise
Writers may write alone but we benefit from a community who "gets" us. A writers group provides educational and networking opportunities while a critique group strengthens our work. Authors Johnnie Alexander and Jean Wise present tips and ideas for starting your own group based on their own experiences establishing an online critique group with three other women they met at writers conference several years ago. Jean has also started a writing group in her hometown, and Johnnie is a founding member and past president of both the Central Florida and Memphis chapters of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Duration: 45 minutes