Tuesday, March 30, 2010


There is NO meeting of the NJCWG on 4/3 due to the Easter holiday. Many of you requested that the last meeting be postponed so that you could attend and I will gladly accommodate you in that regard.

Our last meeting WILL be on Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 2:30 at the Ringwood Baptist Church. Please pass the word to anyone you know who would like to attend this last meeting. Everyone who attends will receive a FREE copy of Sally Stuart's Christian Market Guide as a gift.

Hope you've all been thinking and praying about what God wants you to do with your writing and whether or not God is calling you to raise the writing torch in northern New Jersey. If you are interested in taking over the NJCWG group, email me. BTW, being the facilitator of a writers group adds a lot to your writers resume . louisedumont@gmail.com

Blessings to you all,
Louise Bergmann DuMont

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Good News / Bad News

Good News - I'm back from my trip to visit my granddaughter (and son & d-i-l --- grin) and we had a wonderful time!
Bad News - I got an awful cold while I was there, then I shared it with my lovely d-i-l. Yuk.
Good News - More of you will be able to attend the last meeting of the NJCWG because I have to change the date again.
Bad News - I have to change the date of our last meeting --- again. There will be NO meeting of the NJCWG on April 3,
Good News - Easter is coming up fast (April 4) and our meeting was supposed to be the day before. That would have been rather inconvenient for many of you and I would have hated not being able to say good-bye. The NEW date for the last meeting of the NJCWG is Saturday May 1, 2010.
Bad News - That is a month and a half away.

But there IS more Good News! More people will be able to come to the meeting. I have two people who called about wanting to join (yes that IS still good news) and IF any of you would like to continue a writers group, all you have to do is drop me an email and I'll be happy to walk you through the process so you can have your own meetings where ever you feel comfortable. It would also mean you would have two new members right from the start! I ask that you all seriously consider and pray about this. There really are no prerequisites to running this group. I started it when I only had one article published, had not attended any conferences, and read only two writing books. Again, please seriously consider and pray about this.

Hope to see you all of you on May 1, 2010 - 2:30 at the Ringwood Baptist Church. Please pass the word on to anyone you may know who would like to attend this last meeting.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friends of Israel Conference

A Day in the Prophetic Word with the Friends of Israel

For anyone who is interested. The Friends of Israel will be hosting a conference at the Ringwood Baptist Church, 30 Carletondale Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456 on Saturady, March 6, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost $25.00 per person (includes registration, sessions, continental breakfast & lunch).

You MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND (register by Feburary 26)
You can register by picking up and mailing a registration form from the Ringwood Baptist Church or you can call 1-800-257-7843.

NOTE: because of the conference, there will be no NJCWG.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

NO February Meeting

The deacons have asked me to cancel the February meeting of the NJCWG due to the predicted snow storm (our King's Kitchen program is also canceled). Again, no meeting in March - but we WILL meet in April.

See you all in the spring.


February Meeting - IMPORTANT

Two things...

1) Please check this blog before the meeting this Saturday. The weather is supposed to take a turn for the worst on Fri/Sat and I'd hate for someone to come all the way out to Ringwood only to find that we canceled the meeting. If need by - call me 551-427-3794.

2) Anyone who regularly attended the NJCWG meetings in 2009 will receive a FREE copy of Sally Stuart's Christian Market Guide from me. Just show up to either our February or April meetings (remember - March meeting has been canceled) and you will get your copy. First come, first served. This is my going away gift to you all for many happy years of friendship and fellowship.


Monday, February 01, 2010

February Meeting

February Meeting of the NJCWG will take place on the first Saturday of February - 2/6/10 at the Ringwood Baptist Church, 30 Carletondale Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456. 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: There will be NO March Meeting because the Ringwood Baptist Church will be hosting The Friends of Israel Prophecy Seminar that weekend. I will post more information on this blog about this event later. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a $25.00 fee but that includes a continental breakfast and a lunch.

I need to find homes for ten copies of Sally Stuart's 2010 Market Guide. The cost is $20.00 which includes shipping (selling retail for $24.99). I would REALLY like to be able to sell 9 copies. Please let me know ASAP if you want a copy - email me @ louisedumont@gmail.com. I will have the copies at the February meeting.

April Meeting - 4/3/10

One More Important Announcement
After a great deal of prayer and much serious consideration, I am announcing that the NJCWG (North Jersey Christian Writer's Group) will hold its last meeting on April 3, 2010. Its been wonderful facilitating this group, but I believe God is leading me in an other direction. I am no longer giving the appropriate amount of time to this group and believe you would be better served elsewhere. Our last two meetings (February 6 & April 3) will be spent talking about alternative places to find critique help, online vs in-person writers groups, and writing organizations that help new writers. I will also try to provide other resources that will help you in the months to come. Please pass the word that this group is disbanding.

I would not trade a moment of the last 10 years with the NJCWG, but I do believe it is time for me to do other things. Thank you all for your friendship and support. I hope each and every one of you will keep in touch and you certainly can call on me for individual help when you need it.

Louise Bergmann DuMont
(The Lord is my Righteousness)