Lee Warren

Interview with Lee Warren

Lee Warren
Meet Lee Warren, a workshop leader for Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference. Lee Warren writes contemplative essay and devotional books. His essays remind you to slow down and enjoy the present moment because we’re only here for a little while. Readers say his essays are vulnerable, open, honest, engaging, insightful and thought-provoking. His devotional books provide practical, story-...
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March 2017: Why Genre Matters

Lee Warren
Author/Editor Lee Warren shares, "Why Genre Matters." Readers have certain expectations when they buy books. Romance readers expect a HEA (happily ever after). Readers of women's fiction expect strong female protagonists. Memoir readers expect the author to be vulnerable, while devotional or how-to book readers expect insight. If you don't meet genre/reader expectations, your manuscript wil...
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October 2016: Write Cleaner Copy

Lee Warren
  If you want to get a better handle on how to avoid passive voice, punctuate dialogue tags, avoid comma splices, choose stronger verbs, learn where to insert (or delete) those pesky commas, and a whole host of other tidbits that will help you submit cleaner copy, then join us for this meeting. Bring a beverage and your questions to this informative event.   October 27, 2...
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Managing Expectations at a Writers’ Conference

Wordsowers Writers Conference 2016
After soaking up the atmosphere at my first writers’ conference in 1998, I was ready to sell something at my next conference. Since I was spending so much money to attend, I believed I needed to sell at least one article to justify the expense. I sent a query letter to a magazine editor ahead of time and he sought me out the first day of the conference to discuss the idea further. The article w...
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Wordsowers’ 2016 Writers Conference Speakers

Troy Griepentrog
Words of Life The theme of this year's conference is from John 6:68 - Simon Peter answered him..."You have the words of eternal life." The conference will be held April 29th & 30th at LifeSpring Church located in Bellevue, NE. Keynote Speaker Troy Gripentrog, Senior Associate Editor of “Thriving Family” magazine. Troy will present Secrets From the Editors of “Thriving Family Magazine” ...
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Author-mania

Platform building includes meeting people face to face instead of simply on Facebook.   So earlier this year I slithered from the confines of my office and emerged into the real world. AKA, the one I don't create on my computer. Along with 100 other authors, I'd signed up for the Omaha Public Library's Author Fair. On the way there I pictured writers bashing each other in an All Star Wres...
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Speedy Gonzales Syndrome

My daddy's parents came to the US from Mexico in 1908. They worked hard, studied hard, and became US citizens. Their descendants went on to become professionals, holding prestigious jobs in business and government. But it took my Tia Gracia, my Aunt Grace, decades to pass her citizenship test. She was almost 100 years old when she became a US citizen. In my writer's group some people are more p...
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Lee Warren Brings News of the Changes in the Publishing World

Before the WordSowers 2014 conference in March, we posted an interview with Lee Warren, our workshop presenter for this Thursday, April 10. Take time to read the first interview and you’ll know Lee even better. Lionhearted Kat: In the last interview you said by attending the HACWN conferences in KC you “…ended up building a relationship with an editor I met at one of those quarterly conferences...
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Interview with Full Time Freelance Author Lee Warren

Lee Warren is a freelance writer and editor from Omaha, Nebraska, and one of the founders of WordSowers Christian Writers. He has written six non-fiction books and hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines. He has also edited more than 50 books that are currently in print. I met Lee at the first meeting of Omaha writers, before we chose the name WordSowers. For several years Lee...
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