2021 Schedule

Topics & Speakers Coming Soon

Meeting times are from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Room is open for working and mingling beginning at 10am. The starred (*) dates are on a different weekend than normally scheduled.

January 23 – You Matter Planning Meeting – come and share your writing goals, discuss possible speakers, topics, and social events. ACFW Louisville is your chapter, come help us mold this year into what you want it to be. This is your chance to connect with other writers.

February 27 – Rhonda Dragomir – “What’s up with an Author Website?” – Join Rhonda as she walks us through website creation.

March 27 – Kristin Billerbeck – Kristin will be teaching on POV and Character Motivation. Find out more about her at

April 24 – Virginia “Ginny” Smith – “Mapping Your Story with Virginia Smith” – Is your story all over the place? Have you plodded your way to thousands of words and now need to know where your characters are going? Join us to find out how.

May 22 – Michelle Griep – “Beating the Summertime Writing Blues” – Michelle Griep is an award-winning, multi-published author of multiple genres. Join us as she gives us tips, tricks, and inspiration on how to beat the Summertime Writing Blues.

June 26 – Misty Beller – “Marketing for Indies” – Learn the marketing approaches successful indie and hybrid authors use to sell books, both during a new release and over the long term. We’ll also discuss the “write the next book” philosophy to marketing, and how combining this approach with early marketing efforts builds raving fans, eager for your next title!

July 24 – Harriet Michael – “Writing Through the Frustration” – Come join us as member, Harriet Michael, encourages and inspires us to write despite frustration.

August 28 – Crystal Caudill – “Using Plottr” – Plottr is a software tool that can be used to keep track of plot lines, series, characters, and much more. Learn the ins and outs of using it and integrating it with Scrivener or Word. To download Plottr’s free trial to play with during the class, visit here:

September 25 – Field Trip to Cave Hill Cemetery – 701 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 – Walk around and imagine the stories of the lives that have passed before, then come back and “pitch” your ideas to the group. Maybe your next great story idea is buried here, waiting for you to uncover it.

October 23 – Sara Turnquist – Scrivener 101 – Bring your laptop with you for this hands-on, extra-long course as Sara walks us step-by-step from beginning to compile. From the Scrivener website: If you don’t have a license, Scrivener will run in trial mode. The trial is exactly the same as the full version but will stop working after 30 days of use. (If you use it every day, it lasts 30 days; if you use it only two days a week, it lasts fifteen weeks.) Download your trial at

*November 13 – Liz Bradford – “Developing Characters using Meyers-Briggs” – Join indie author, Liz Bradford, as she helps us to develop strong, believable characters through the use of Meyers-Briggs.

* December 11 – Chapter Christmas Brunch at location TBD

*subject to change – Please follow the ACFW Louisville Facebook Group for last minute updates.

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