Calendar of Events

2020 Calendar of Events

The South Carolina Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers invites you to join us. Visitors are welcome.

When:             4th Saturdays (except July and December) See calendar dates below
Time:               2:00 - 5:00 PM
Where:            North Anderson Baptist Church
                        2308 N. Main Street (click for map)
                          Anderson, SC
The meeting is free and visitors are welcome.  We offer a free writing class the first half of our meetings and critiques of members manuscripts the last half. Visitors are welcome to sit in critique sessions and offer feedback.

Class Presentations Calendar

March 28   Author & Marketing Guru Tracy Fredrychowski 
                  “Unlocking the Secrets of Facebook for Authors.”
      Changed to Zoom class- See Below directions

April 25     Best Selling Indie author of Cozy Mysteries, Glenda Manus 
                 “How I Learned to Write and Publish Cozies”

May 23      USA Today best selling author, and CEO of Wild Heart                            Books, Misty Beller. “Become a Successful Novelist”
Misty will also take appointments to meet with authors who want to pitch Christian historical romances during the chapter critique time.

Howdy writer friends! ZOOM CLASS 3/28
Here's praying you are doing well and staying in Psalm 91 faith during this corona virus battle. Our mighty God is going to make a quick work of this and turn to good what the devil has meant for evil as we pray, stay in faith, and use wisdom.

We are delighted to announce our coming chapter meeting, 3/28,  with Tracy Fredrychowski will be held as a Zoom online meeting. We invite you  to join us for our FIRST live, virtual meeting of the ACFW-SC Chapter, Anderson, SC. Visitors are welcome as usual.

Below is the information you’ll need to attend our online meeting on Saturday March  28th.  Tracy is using the online meeting software ZOOM. If you have not used this platform before, you will need to download a small piece of code to your computer to attend her presentation.  It is free and only takes a few minutes to set up. The class is also free, of course.

I would suggest you start the process at about 1:45 PM so you’ll be ready to go promptly at 2:00 PM. Start by clicking on the Zoom link below.
Topic: "Unlocking the Secrets of Facebook for Authors"
Time: March 28, 2020, 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Speaker: Tracy Fredrychowski, marketing guru and great Amish fiction author. Check out her web site at

Join Zoom Meeting Sat. 3/28/20  2 PM

  1. Click the link to join the meeting.
  2. An option “Join from your Browser” may appear automatically. If it does not, select download & run Zoom.
  3. The option Join from your Browser will appear.
  4. You will be prompted to enter your name.
  5. Click Join to be taken into the meeting.
  6. It will bring you to a screen that has Tracy’s picture on it, and the meeting will start at 2:00 PM and last approx. 1 hour.
  7. You can ask questions or comment in the Chat box. Tracy's husband will be manning the chat box and getting questions to her so she can answer for all to hear.

   Join our meeting from the comfort of your home and computer! I can't wait!

   Any questions? Let me or Tracy know. Her email is:  

   Hugs, (online hugs are ok)😇

   Elva Martin

(Watch for further 2020 speakers to be confirmed)

Have a Piece to Critique? 

The second half of our meeting consists of a critique session for members. Members must attend at least one critique session before submitting a piece for critique. Submissions must follow the critique format guidelines listed on another page on this chapter blog. Format includes:

  • Less than 1,200 words
  • Double spaced lines
  • Numbered lines
  • Your name, genre, and title  on header
  • Five or six stapled copies 

All fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are welcome, but, sorry, not poetry. Visitors are welcome to sit in the critique sessions and offer feedback.

New to ACFW-SC?

Visitors are encouraged to come and participate in the meeting and critique session. If you have attended one critique session, you are welcome to bring a piece for critique. Please come early to register your submission.


Park on the side of the church with the long handicap ramp which is behind the small white house. Come in the double glass doors at the ramp, take the elevator to the second floor, and go left down the hall to a class room. Signs will be posted on the walls to guide you!

ACFW National and Questions

To learn more about the premier national organization for Christian writers, how to join, and what the benefits are, check out For more information about the Anderson meetings or to be added to the chapter email list for announcements, email Elva Cobb Martin, President, at  .

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