Tips to Make Your 15-Minute Appointments a Success

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills The Blue Ridge Conference is fast approaching, and writers are polishing their manuscripts and proposals One of the conference highlights is the ability for the writer to schedule two face-to-face appointments with an agent, editor, or professional writer. We want that event to be a positive experience for you. Over the […]

Friday Faculty Five

Ben Wolf & Lindsey Brackett & Lynn Blackburn

Faculty Five Ben Lindsey Lynn

Welcome to this week’s faculty five. We hope you’re enjoying getting to know our 2017 faculty as they share five fun  and interesting facts about themselves! This week, we’ve got Splickety’s Ben Wolf and Lindsey Brackett, as well as romantic suspense writer Lynn Blackburn. Ben Wolf I went to Australia as a 7th grader and […]

Make the Most of the Classes

Countdown Week #5

Classes, Blue Ridge Conference

by Bethany Jett, @BetJett How many times have you decided which classes you were going to attend at a conference, only to change your mind and second guess yourself one hundred times? And why, oh why, do the classes you want to take always coincide with other awesome classes you want to take?! When you […]

Five Conferences and STILL Not Published

Why You Should NOT Be Discouraged!

by Lori Roeleveld @LoriSRoeleveld At one conference at Blue Ridge I had a turning point moment that might have derailed my work entirely. As I walked with an editor from dinner to the main evening event, she asked how many writing conferences I’d attended. “This is my third Blue Ridge conference so, five altogether, in […]

Returning to The Conference a Published Author

by Felicia Bridges @FBridges272 Seven years ago, I stood in the check-in line in Pritchell Hall at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for the first time. My first writers conference, it was also the first time I took a step of faith to follow the calling God placed in my heart many years before. […]

Friday Faculty Five

Beth Patch & Katara Patton & Michelle Cox

We’re getting closer to conference! Only five weeks left! Welcome to this week’s edition of our Faculty Five, where we’re getting to know our faculty by learning five fun (or at least interesting) facts about them. Up this week is Beth Patch from CBN, Katara Patton of Esteem Publishing, and Michelle Cox of 18 Summers. […]

Headshots at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Everything You Need to Know to Get Yours

By Mary Denman  @MaryDenman One of my favorite times of year is May. Why? Because of Blue Ridge! There’s something so special about the conference, the people, the teaching and the worship. And for me, one of the great parts is meeting YOU. As the conference photographer, I think I have the best job there. […]

5 Ways to Connect with Faculty

Countdown Week #6

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett The Blue Ridge Conference is truly a prestigious writers event. Not only will you learn from and get face-to-face time with bestselling and award-winning authors, editors, and agents, you get to hang out with them, too! Instead of a faceless name in their slush pile (the dreaded stack of submissions on their desk […]