The Natchitoches Parish Library of Natchitoches, Louisiana will sponsor a publishing seminar, February 26th, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the library facilities at 431 Jefferson Street with published author, Danny R. Von Kanel.
Von Kanel, a Christian freelance author and church musician, has hundreds of articles published in 45+ magazines including: Mature Living, Focus on the Family, ParentLife, Rev., Ministry Today, Grow, Let’s Worship, Clergy Journal, Enrichment Journal, The Deacon, Small Groups.com, The Sunday School Leader, Teachers of Vision, The Connection, and Creator magazine.
In addition, he has two published books by CSS Publishing: Built by the Owner’s Design (The Positive Approach to Building Your Church God’s Way) 2003 and Building Sunday School by the Owner’s Design (100 Tools for Successful Kingdom Growth) 2005.
Von Kanel is a graduate of William Carey College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He presently serves Fairview Baptist Church, Coushatta, Louisiana as Minister of Music & Education.
The workshop, How to Become a Published Writer, will cover knowing market opportunities, writing a quality query letter that gets you in the door, what works and what doesn’t, choosing words that sing, and keys to writing an effective book proposal.
The general public is cordially invited to this get published seminar.
(RESULTS - 32 ADULTS ATTENDED - A WONDERFUL SEMINAR)
Congratulations on the well-attended meeting at the library. I came away from your informative, organized, and inspirational presentation with a renewed zeal for writing. Many thanks for putting forth the effort to assist aspiring writers. It is evident to me that the Lord is using you in this regard. It was also heartwarming to hear the presentation done from a Christian worldview.
The conversations I heard as people were leaving were positive in regard to what they’d just heard. I think people were realizing they could write in more than one style / venue and that they should write more. Overall, I believe they were encouraged and pleased that they had learned how to go about submitting their writings to publishers.
Specifically, a tall, pretty black lady on the row behind me said she likes to write and wants to write for the Christian market. She has a children’s book ready to go. She said this class had given her the nudge she needed to carve out time to begin writing for adults and try to get her writings into the hands of publishers. Lil Taylor (seated next to me, but had to leave when she couldn’t stop coughing) said she has written five children’s books and is in negotiations with a publisher, but that it isn’t going well and that she might want to pursue another publisher. The title of her first book is “Santa and the Musical Elves.”
Sharon Sampite, white lady with black hair on the first row opposite from where I sat, is fighting cancer and has experienced what prayers can do. She said people keep telling her she has a story to write. She is considering that. A middle aged black lady (Pam?) I met in the parking lot said she likes writing Christian romances. She has a big family and is struggling to find time to spend on her writing. I think she’s going to set her alarm clock to an earlier hour. A middle aged white lady with glasses and a red shirt two seats to my right told me she is writing daily devotions for crafters.
Just think, Danny, you have encouraged and equipped all those people (and more) to get published!