Calendar of Events

2020 Calendar of Events & Speakers

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 --FREE classes

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

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.

June 27  "Romancing the Christian Fiction Market"
                   by Bestselling novelist Andrea Boeshaar

July - No meeting

August 22 - "Microsoft Word for Writers" 
   by Alycia Morales. Don't miss this great class to strengthen your
   computer skills as a writer. Bring your laptop. 

September 26 - Show, Don't Tell & Deep POV
      By Elva Cobb Martin, Learning these principles helped me
       finally get my first contract! Elva is a multi-published 
       author and 2020 President of ACFW-SC Chapter

(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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