Thursday, May 4, 2017

Write-to-Publish Faculty Interview: Linda Weddle of Awana

Share with us what Awana is all about.  

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. We are in more than 10,000 churches here in the United States and in 120 countries around the world. Our estimate is that 3.7 million kids attend Awana each week ... around the world.

Who are you hoping to meet with during appointments?

I am interested in talking to those who would like to write for Awana. The different departments do not accept unsolicited submissions but will look at the information I bring back and contact the writer if they have an project that they feel is a good fit. The writer then would be given a specific assignment.

Give us a snapshot of your classes.

Writing Nonfiction for Kids

When we think of writing for kids, we often think of fiction, but any Bible story, any lesson, and most of the curriculum we write is nonfiction. How do we do this? How do we explain the Bible in kid language? How do we explain the heroes of the faith so that kids understand? How do we take a difficult concept and communicate it to the younger generation? Some tips, some discussion, some help.

Writing Instructional Material

Remember that last Bible study you wrote ... and the publisher wanted an instructor's guide? Or that last curriculum project you did and you needed leaders' help? This workshop is all about those instructional pieces you're often assigned to do as part of a writing project. We'll talk about goals, objectives, clear communication and get some instructions about writing instructions!

Read more about Awana.

Write-to-Publish meets June 14-17
in the Chicago area.

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