Students Published in American Christian Fiction Writers PublicationBy Caroline Shapley Published: Apr 17, 2018
Taylor students Aubree DeVisser, Olivia Lauritzen, Kenzie Nevins, and Rachel Pfeiffer wrote the piece as part of their work in a course on freelance writing, taught by Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Professor of Professional Writing at Taylor University. The object of this group writing was to understand working in collaboration on written works and writing for a specified audience within the purpose and guidelines of ACFW.
“I always appreciated having my work published,” Pfeiffer said. “This is the first time we wrote a piece together, but most of us have collaborated with other writers in some capacity before. We wrote the piece as part of a series for the Christian Communicator publication.”
Collaborating on a project was a new approach to writer for some members of the group. Hensley said the group was given a lot of freedom with this project in terms of structure and content choice of their writings in a cohesive theme. It helped to learn communication and group organization in an atmosphere similar to a publishing company, a place where professional writers might wind up after graduation.
“I had never written with these women before but had a great time collaborating with them,” DeVisser said. “The women I worked with made it a great experience and I am thrilled to see our hard work paid off.”