Why Should I Attend the Asheville Christian Writers’ Conference? Make the Most of Your 15-Minute Conference Appointments – Cindy Sproles 7 Things to Do NOW to be Ready When Writing Inspiration Strikes – Edie Melson You Need a Platform – Living A Story- Assignment 3 Redundancy: An Excessive, Oppressive, Pervasive Disease The One Sheet The Bio – The Fragrance of Who You Are Over-Edit? Imagery–When This is Like That Basic Writing and Editing Tips Blog or Website—Which One Does a Writer Really Need? – Edie Melson A Blog about Blogging My Blogging Affair – Terri Webster My GPS Writing Life: “Recalculating” – Elva Cobb Martin Is Your Blog Healthy? Conferences – Finding Direction Navigating Your Writing Success Why Your Writer’s Bio is Valuable Real Estate Rejection – Before You Blow Your Stack Evaluate Your Progress on the Writing Path – Edie Melson So You Were Asked to be a Beta Reader Writing the Perfect Bio Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul 2014 Cleaning Guide for Writers (Critiques) Pray Uniquely Write Right – A Christian Writing Career Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp 2015 Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul The Conference is Over – Awe, Man! Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada 15 Minute Appointments – Cindy Sproles Break Out of Your Writer’s Cell – Denise Loock Writers Call Out Assignment 3 – Conflict in Every Scene? Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul Assignment 2 – Gaining Word Count Assignment 1 – Picture Perfect Bio Writing as a Ministry Titles – Terrible or Terrific? How 5 Simple Tips Can Change Everything Rejection – Before You Blow Your Stack 10 Reasons NOT to Become a Novelist Commas – Bethany Kaczmarek Compounds Are Not that Complex – Bethany Kaczmarek Divorce My Words…Never! Get Your Grammar Fix (ed) – What Kind of Mood Are You In, Verb? Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Forms of Dementia Find Your Blog’s Subscriber List and Schedule Email Notifications with Feedburner Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life And Objective Look at Subjectivity My Take on…Creating Villians – Part 2 Mike Dellosso My Take On . . . Villains, Part 1 – Mike Dellosso Chicken Soup for the Soul – Writers Call Out Touching the Spirit of Our Readers Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home First in Fiction – Characters – Aaron Gansky Critiques – No Pain, No Gain Making Time to Rest Writers Call Out The End – Saying Goodbye to a Story Writing’s Circle of Life Here a Tweak, There a Tweak, Everywhere a Tweak, Tweak What’s So Wrong with Waiting? Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup Books Emotion – Moving the Reader from Common to Uncommon Writers Call Out – Chicken Soup for the Soul Writing the Best You Can Bringing Security Blankets to Conferences—Tips for the Linus-Writers “Who Wants to Write a Story With Me?” CONTEST! – Mike Dellosso How to Get Amazon Reviews – Eddie Jones Freedom as a Holy Ghost Writer – Edie Melson My Worth Is NOT Determined by My Numbers – Edie Melson An Author’s Responsibilty – Cindy Sproles Call Out for Writers Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers – Author Edie Melson Carolina Christian Writers Conference Chicken Soup Writing Opportunity The Tweet Life, Why Bother with Twitter? Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters – Writing Op How Writing an Article is Like Feeding a Baby – Edie Melson After the Conference…then what? Assignment 5 – Characteristics of a Lazy Writer Assignment 4 – TickyToes@urggggmail.com Assignment 3 – Pack a Punch When You Write Top Ten Authors Southern Writers Awards Boot Camp Free Subscriptions Assignment 2 – Vonda Skelton How to Make an Appointment Why I Should Make an Appointment Keep Your Image Current Top Five Blogspots Be an Encourager – Cindy Sproles Learning the Lingo – Part 4 – Appointment Etiquette with Agents/Editors Learning the Lingo – Part 3 – Publishing Terms Learn the Lingo – Critique Groups – Part 2 Learning the Lingo – Steps to Understand the Art of Writing and Publishing – Part 1 Preparing to Attend a Writers Conference Writing the Perfect Bio Don’t Forget! Writing Opportunity – Zookeepers Ministry Is SEO Dead? – Edie Melson What’s Holding You Back?

Carolina Christian Writers Conference

Carolina Christian Writers Conference

Carolina Christian
Writers Conference
April 19 – 20, 2013

Writers Conference Faculty

Candy Arrington
Michelle Sauter Cox
Jimmie Davis
Lynette Eason
Edna Ellison
Diana Flegal
Linda Gilden
Eddie Jones
Terri Kelly
Yvonne Lehman
Tim Lowry
Nancy Lohr
Edie Melson
Gloria Penwell
Les Stobbe
Tama Westman

Manuscript Critiques Available

Our professional faculty wants to help in every way they can. Many have offered to critique your manuscripts, helping you to learn from your own weaknesses. Notes will be made directly on your manuscript and you will receive a 15-minute appointment with the critiquer. This feedback on your work is invaluable and will help you take your writing to the next level.
Cost: $35 before the conference.
A limited number of walk-ins are available for $50.
Plan now to take advantage of this helpful time of encouragement.


The other day I had a wonderful phone visit with our keynote speaker, Jack Countryman. When I hung up the phone, I wanted to call each one of you and just say, “You don’t want to miss this!” Jack and his wife Marsha have such sweet, servant hearts and can’t

wait to encourage and help writers in our area. I hope you are planning to be one of them! You still have time to meet the early bird deadline.

Jack and Marsha Countryman are just bubbling with excitement and information. Jack is going to help you understand today’s publishing trends and opportunities and give you new direction for your writing. They will both be meeting with writers to give individual feedback. Don’t miss getting to know Jack and Marsha Countryman of Thomas Nelson Publishers.

We have so much to offer this year. I am excited about the new faces that will be joining us. Tama Westman is going to take a break from cold weather in Minnesota to lead Book Proposal Basics on Friday morning. This is an investment well worth the extra small fee. You will leave there knowing what you need to include in your book proposal and ready to pitch your idea to the editors on site. Tama will also teach a workshop called “From Memories to Memoirs.” Don’t miss it! Sharing your experiences with your family and others can change lives – yours and theirs!

Can’t wait to see you at the conference. Until then – keep writing for Him!

You can access the website at www.fbs.org/writers.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at Linda@lindagilden.com.

Linda Gilden
Director, Carolina Christian Writers Conference

Friday Night Genre Groups
Don’t miss the Friday night genre group sessions. There will be informational, brainstorming groups in many genres.
Children’s Writing
Gift Books
These high-energy, fun groups not only provide a casual setting for getting to know the editors and professionals, but also give authors an opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on their ideas. This was one of the highlights of last year’s conference. Plan now to take part in the Friday night genre groups.
Save with the Early Bird Special
Tuition $125 if paid by March 15.
$145 after March 15

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