Come to 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 are all 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 150,000 in print. After all these years, the books are still in print and selling fairly well. Thanks to the wisdom of Barbara Scott, who said, “I want this series to have a long shelf life,” that’s exactly what’s happened.
The Montrose Christian Writers Conference in Montrose, PA, is one of the best conferences, in my opinion, that you’ll ever attend. Of course, I’m partial since I assumed the directorship in January of 2015, attempting to continue the excellence of faculty and workshops started 27 years ago and directed by Patti Souder for 20 years.
This year’s conference from July 16th to the 21st is entitled
EQUIPPING WRITERS FOR ETERNAL SIGNIFICANCE
“Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book!”
It will feature four continuing morning classes:
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA (ADVANCED FICTION) – FILM ACTOR TORRY MARTIN
WHERE DO I BEGIN? – EDITOR BARBARA SCOTT
NONFICTION: THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT – AUTHOR B.J. TAYLOR
THE ART AND CRAFT OF POETRY – POET LORA ZILL
as well as 45 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.
This year we’re also offering three work-in-progress classes (limited to 8 participants):
PICTURE BOOKS – AUTHOR CAROL WEDEVEN
POETRY BOOT CAMP – POET LORA ZILL
TEEN TRACK – AUTHOR CATHY MAYFIELD
(Registration fees and housing rates are reduced for teens)
Do you need your manuscript privately critiqued to see if you should continue or give it up and take up crocheting? We’re able to help you with that as well, offering professional private critiques by five faculty members (for a small fee) OR freebie peer critique groups moderated by seven faculty members. So get that manuscript ready!
If you’re considering attending this conference, I recommend you register as soon as possible when registration opens in March. I expect it to fill up very quickly. Watch for all the details coming soon at www.montrosebible.org/OurEvents/tabid/113/page_550/1/eventid_550/58/Default.aspx
If you want to take a peek at what the conference looked like last year, go visit now.
SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE
KEYSTONE STABLES SERIES BOOK 4
Skye has her hands full trying to help Jonathan, a stubborn deaf boy, learn to ride western when he just wants to ride English style. Then he takes off on his horse in the middle of the night and gets lost in the woods.