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?

Sister Events

Visit some of our sister Christian Writers Conferences.

Save the Date
March 11-12, 2016
Carolina Christian
Writers Conference


Great workshop variety as well as appointment times with editors and other professionals.

Editorial appointments will be available with multiple publishers including AMG Publishers, New Hope Publishers, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, CBN.com, JourneyForth, and christiandevotions.us. Others are awaiting confirmation.

Lightning Learning will give participants a special time of instruction with the faculty in a fast-moving, fun way. Faculty will give their best tips to particpants as they move from group to group in this informational fun, form of lightning learning.

Coaching appointments with professional writers are available to help you take your writing to the next level

Friday night genre groups to focus on your specific area.

Don’t miss this affordable conference! Registration will open January 2016.

This would be a great Christmas present for yourself or the writers in your life!

Our new website will be live and filled with new information shortly after the first of November to be ready for registration. www.fbs.org/writers In the meantime, please help us spread the word. Writers need the encouragement and fellowship of other writers. Join us for this amazing time and get excited about your writing all over again!

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

Keep writing and sharing the message God has given YOU – YOU are the only one who can do that!

Contact: Linda Gilden at Linda@lindagilden.com
Director, Carolina Christian Writers Conference

– See more at: fbs.org/writersconference

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The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

May 22-26, 2016 — REGISTRATION: 1-800-588-7222

Conference is the premier training and networking event for both seasoned and aspiring writers and speakers.  This event allows participants the ideal opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers and readers, offering outstanding workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories.  Whether you are a professional writer expanding your skills and networking contacts, or a brand new writer just beginning to chase your dream, this Christian Writers Conference is the ideal opportunity to take your creative goals to a higher level.

Ridgecrest BRMCWC Pricing: RATES ARE SUBJECT TO BEING UPDATED. Please visit www.brmcwc.com for updates on pricing and schedules.

To make reservations for this great event please call 1.800.588.7222
For a pdf of the complete BRMCWC schedule visit:  BRMCWC.com
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Blue Ridge Autumn in the Mountains Christian Novelist Retreat
2016 dates TBA

October is the peak season for leaf color in the mountains of western North Carolina and the perfect time for novelists to come together for inspiration and improving on the skills and gifts God has made available to us.

Relax on 1,300 acres of Appalachian peace and quiet. And if you get tired of relaxing, enjoy tennis, hiking, laser tag, a climbing wall, disc golf, volleyball, and more. There’s also miniature golf or the quaint little craft stores in neighboring Black Mountain. And Asheville is a short drive away, where you can visit the Biltmore Estate or Billy Graham’s Training Center at The Cove.

This is the perfect setting for a time of improving the craft of novel writing, fellowship with other novelists, write, discuss, and critique.

All novelists are welcome to come and learn the craft that applies to all novel writing. The faculty is Christian and some emphasis will be directed to the CBA market.

Ridgecrest Novelist Pricing: See Ridgecrest site

To make reservations for this great event please call 1.800.588.7222

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August 2016 (Dates TBA)


Christian Communicators.Conference’s mission is to educate, validate, and launch women in their speaking ministry.

Our goals for the CC conferences are:

*to create intimate environments for mental, emotional, spiritual, and professional growth as Christian speaker
*to build a support sisterhood that builds up, lifts up, and encourages one another along in a speaker’s business/ministry
*to deliver proven methods of organizing presentations, adding humor, refining voice control, and bringing animation to talks, testimonies, and stories
*to learn business etiquette, professional protocols, and how to make the audience like you before saying one word from the podium
*to go beyond preparing a speech to address media and promotional materials

Want to know more? Visit the Registration Details, Testimonials, Conference Schedule, Conference Leaders, and Cec Murphey Scholarship pages. Then head on over to the Online Registration page to save your spot. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay!

Be sure to check out Linda Parks’ blog post at Virtuous Women of Faith, written after the October 2011 Christian Communicators Conference. 

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Welcome to the Gideon…where cutting-edge media arts are combined with one of the most unique Christian conferences and Christian film festivals in the country.

Dates and Venue to be announced



Florida Christian Writers Conference

February 24-28, 2016 Leesburg, Florida

Check out this amazing conference headed by Eva Marie Everson and Mark Hancock. Visit Florida Christian Writers Conference



Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference

 May 11-14th  for our 2016 conference!

Marlene Bagnull, conference director

The faculty is in place for our eight continuing sessionsand 28 other faculty members are also confirmed with more still to be added. Please visit again.

I’m praising God for 17 years of CCWC’s ministry – 17 years of encouraging and equipping Christians to to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives!

Make plans now to join us on the mountain at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.

The 2016 CCWC will again feature a faculty of over 50 professional authors, editors, agents, and publicists. Choose from  Wednesday earlybird workshops, 8 continuing sessions, plus 42 workshops or several hands-on clinics!




Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference

Held at Cairn University in Langshorn, PA (minutes outside of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference is earmarked for early August.  The official date is to be announced.

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Montrose Christian Writers Conference

July 17-22, 2016 

Nestled in the mountains of northern PA, the Montrose Christian Writers Conference offers a unique faculty and the comfort of a smaller conference. Lots of one-on-one time with faculty makes this conference a wonderful networking and writing opportunity.  Under the direction of Marsha Hubler, the Montrose Christian Writers Conference brings up-to-date training for writers wishing to hone the craft. Visit the Montrose website at MONTROSE .

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Saint David’s Christian Writers Conference

June 22-26, 2016 – Grove City, PA

This wonderful conference thrives with joy, excitement, laughter and learning. Directed by best selling author, James Watkins,  the conference offers topnotch faculty, nice accommodations, and excellent training.  Visit the Saint David’s Christian Writers Conference here

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