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?

Critiques

Mentoring Sessions

Eight spaces will be available for  individuals to receive one-on-one mentoring from Award Winning Authors, Yvonne Lehman, Vonda Skelton, and Edie Melson.

Cost:  $40

For Yvonne LehmanADVANCED WRITERS ONLY.  Yvonne will work with FICTION. She will read your work, give you very detailed suggestions and guidance on plotting, character development, and prose. Conferees should have a manuscript completed but not less than 1/2 completed.

Guidelines: Full Proposal, Synopsis, First Three Chapters

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For Vonda SkeltonAdvanced Writers and those with Speaker goals. Vonda will work with advanced writers on non-fiction manuscripts. Or she will work with those who have definite goals for becoming a speaker. Conferees who wish Vonda to mentor their non-fiction work should have a completed but no less than 1/2 completed manuscript.

Guidelines: Full Proposal, Synopsis, First Three Chapters

For Vonda to mentor you with speaking, conferees should have a solid platform and be prepared with an outline for a speaking presentation.

Guidelines:  Participants should have a written presentation or at least an outline for Vonda to help you refine.

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For Edie Melson

Conferees will send blog address and social media addresses so Edie can evaluate and dig into both the blog and the most effective social media for them.

Writing mentoring is for ADVANCED writers
Must have a manuscript in process
Apply to bootcampcritiques@gmail.com

Critique Service: DEADLINE February 8, 2016

Recruits, are you ready to shave off unnecessary words? Are your ready for your manuscript to get a bit of a buzz cut?

A critique service is available for Writers Advance! Boot Camp participants. When you register, you may pay for a critique in the following categories:

CATEGORIES

  1. Articles
  2. Blog Post
  3. Blog Critique
  4. Children’s: Chapter Book
  5. Children’s Books: Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book
  6. Devotions
  7. Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available
  8. General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript
  9. Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense
  10. Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement
  11. Plays/Skits
  12. Proposals
  13. Screenplays: Any genre

Critique Submission Guidelines:

1. Manuscript: Times News Roman, Double-spaced, One-Inch Margins, WORD DOCUMENT. Be sure you combine all requirements into a SINGLE document.

2. Email Submissions as an attachment: Terri Kelly, bootcampcritiques@gmail.com. Subject Line: WRITERS ADVANCE CRITIQUE. In the body of the email, please list the genre.

3. Title Page: Include a title page with your submission: title, genre, page numbers, word count, and your name/email and other contact information on the title page within your document. A confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hrs. (Resend if you do you receive a confirmation.) SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT THESE DETAILS WILL NOT BE CRITIQUED.

4. Fee: see critique menu below.  Manuscripts will be forwarded via email to a faculty member. Please send a check made out to the faculty member’s name. Email Terri for a mailing address (bootcampcritiques@gmail.com).  Critiques will be completed upon receipt of payment. (The fee applies for each submission.)

5. Deadline: February 8, 2016 (You may begin sending critiques January 1, 2016.) Window is open between January 1, 2016 –  February 8, 2016.

6. Completed critiques will be returned to you at the Writers Advance! Conference. You will automatically be given an appointment with the faculty member who critiqued your writing. Our faculty will not give you a buzz cut. We’ll approach each manuscript with more love than a drill sergeant so you may ADVANCE!

 

Buzz Cuts (Manuscript Critiques) – Faculty can change

Articles: Newspaper or magazine     $25

250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.)

Blog Post  $15

250 -1500 words (Anything over 1500 words will be discarded.) A full assessment of your blog post, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.

Blog Critique   $25

A full assessment of your blog, including a written list of suggestions and things you’re doing well.

Children’s Chapter Book  $25

One Chapter or 10 pages (Not to exceed 10 pages.)

Children’s Books (Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book)  $20 each

Send complete manuscript

Devotions (Devotions for print or web/blog, Limit of 3)  $20 each

Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available   $20 per 5 pages

General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript includes a breakdown of overall writing, marketability, hook, tension, and POV.   $35

Fiction: 10 pages + page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for romance, general fiction, suspense, Women’s Fiction.) $25

Non-fiction books: 10 pages + 2-page synopsis. MUST have 2-page synopsis for True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement  $25

Skits/One-Acts:  Two-line synopsis: including theme/focus. No more than 7 pages for skit or 8 pages for one-act.  $20

Proposals:  Fiction or non-fiction proposals. Send the first 25 pages or 1 chapter and a 1-2 page synopsis. (No more than 25 total pages.)  $25

Screenplays: Any genre: Send first 15 pages only and 1 page synopsis $35

 Faculty

**Please note faculty participation could change

Articles

Cindy Sproles, Diana Flegal, Lori Hatcher, Vonda Skelton, Linda Gilden

Blog Post

Edie Melson,  Lori Hatcher

Blog Critique

Edie Melson

Children’s: Chapter Book

Terri Kelly and Vonda Skelton

Children’s Books: Picture Book, Easy Reader, Board Book 

Terri Kelly 

Devotions

Cindy Sproles, Andrea Merrell,  Denise Loock, Linda Gilden

Editing: Basic line-by-line editing services available

Andrea Merrell, Denise Loock, and Larry Leech

General: First Fifteen Pages of Your Manuscript

Diana Flegal, Bob Hostetler, Larry Leech, Linda Gilden

Fiction: Romance, General Fiction, Women’s, Contemporary, Suspense

Cindy Sproles,  Andrea Merrell, Larry Leech, Bob Hostetler

Non-fiction books: True Life, Inspirational, Motivational, Encouragement

Edie Melson,  Andrea Merrell

Proposals

Diana Flegal, Larry Leach, Bob Hostetler

Plays/Skits/Screenplays

Vonda Skelton

 

 

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