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On Writing: The Montrose Christian Writers Conference

One of the most meaningful experiences you’ll ever have as a writer is attending writers conferences. The knowledge gained, the friendships made, and the encouragement received is well worth the time, effort, and money invested in any writers conference you attend.
My attending the Montrose Christian Writers Conference, literally, changed my writing life forever.
In 2001, I met Barbara Scott, the acquisitions editor of Zonderkidz, and my Keystone Stables Series was launched, eventually becoming a best seller with over 100,000 in print.
The Montrose Christian Writers Conference in Montrose, PA, is one of the best conferences, in my opinion, that you’ll ever attend. The director, Patti Souder, always has at least 15 on faculty with numerous workshops and classes that will suit any writer’s fancy.
This year’s conference from July 21st to the 26th and entitled Words Wisely Written, will feature five continuing morning classes as well as 50 other afternoon and evening classes or workshops. If you leave this five-day conference without learning anything, I’d say you’re not cut out to be a writer.
I’ve been on faculty about five times in the last dozen or so years, and I’m scheduled for this year, as well. I’m excited about this assignment because I’ll be conducting a work-in-progress workshop for several hours in the morning for four consecutive days. I’ve asked Patti to limit the class size to no more than eight or ten, when we’re going to rip everyone’s work to shreds! (Translation: We’re going to make everyone in that class a better fiction writer by learning the basics of plotting, character development, narration, and excellent dialogue.)
If you’re considering attending this conference, I recommend you register as soon as possible, especially for my class. I expect it to fill up very quickly. For all the details about the conference, go to http://www.montrosebible.org/writers.htm

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