ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers-Anderson, SC Chapter)-4th Saturday of every month
Sept. 25, 2021-2:00 to 5:00 at North Anderson Baptist Church-2308 N. Main St.-Come in at side ramp, 2nd Floor
Speaker, Denice Weimer, Editor of Smitten Books and an Author. She will talk about the basics of story structure--openings, hooks, pacing, and four-act structure.
The meeting is free and visitors are welcome. The first half is speakers and the last half is a critique.
Visitors, as well as members, are invited to bring manuscripts of up to 1,000 words for a free critique at this meeting. Submissions must follow the criteria below:


1)  Must be fiction (sorry, no non-fiction, poems, or memoirs). The fiction must  be clean, if not inspirational. 
2) Any genre of fiction for any age, including short stories, as long as it meets the above, will be acceptable. 
3) Come and register early. Manuscripts must follow the submission guidelines on the chapter blog. Here are the basics: Bring up to 1200 words, 1-inch margins, double-spaced, numbered lines (learn how on the blog guidelines), Times New Roman 12 font, header to include your title, genre, your  name, email. Pages stapled together, printed on one side only. Please bring 6 copies. Everyone is welcome to offer feedback. You’ll learn a lot to sharpen your writing skills visiting these sessions, whether you bring a manuscript (ms) or not. 

Park on the side of the church with the handicap ramp. Come in the double glass doors and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Go left down the hall to a classroom. 

For more info:
SinC (Sisters In Crime)-1st Thursday of every month
zoom meeting, 2021 - 6:15- at The Runway Cafe, 21 Airport Road in Greenville
Check their site at: Contact Sally at:

Sally Handley to Moderate 4Q Mystery Book Club

Sally Handley brings a focus to female sleuths of a certain age

in her picks for the 4th Quarter of the Mystery Book Club.

  •  The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves, the first in the Vera Stanhope series. (October 13th)

  • Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano, Book 1 in the Auntie Poldi Adventure Book Series) (November10th)

  • Stop the Threat by Sally Handley (December 8th)

[If you own a book on the reading list, or  prefer to get your books from the library, you can register below to attend book club meetings at no cost.

Because Sisters in Crime Loves Bookstores, we encourage anyone who does want to purchase a book to continue to patronize our local book store, Fiction Addiction. If they do not have a book in stock, you can purchase it using this bookshop link : and mention Fiction Addiction when you do.]


The Mystery Book Club meets via zoom from noon to 1:00 PM the second Wednesday of every month.


To register  for this meeting click the link here:

After you register, you will receive log-in information for the meeting.  Additionally your name will be added to  the Mystery Book Club email list to receive future meeting invitations.


Any questions, contact Sally Handley, President, Upstate SC Chapter, Sisters in Crime,


Word Weavers

meets at 206 N Weston Street - Fountain Inn
Second Thursday morning 9:30 - 12:00 at The Delta room

Foothills Writers Guild-3rd Thursday of every month
zoom meeting, 2021 - 6:00-7:30  at the Anderson County Arts Center
For more info, Contact: Mary McAlister at