Accept The Call

Expect an Adventure with God for Writers

By DiAnn Mills @diannmills Today begins our first Faith Friday post. For the next nine weeks, we’ll be exploring our relationship with God as writers for Him by using the acronym A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E Today, we want to dwell on the letter A: Accept the call from God as a personal invitation to follow Him. A writer […]

4 Ways To Keep Your Writing Inspiration

By Vincent B. Davis II @vbdavisii Writers, by nature, are adrenaline junkies. Artistic rush seekers. We might claim that it’s the coffee that keeps us coming back to the computer screen, but in reality, it’s that indescribable feeling that wells up within us when we create something of value. Unfortunately, this high isn’t always present. […]

5 Things You’ll Discover When You Write THROUGH the Tough Times

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’ve never met anyone who had an easy life. I’ve met a lot of people that looked like they did—from the outside. But once I’ve gotten to know them, I quickly learned that things were never what they seemed. This holds true for writers. Those who have the luxury of writing […]

Every Writer Needs A Street Team

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Today’s writer has many roads to travel in learning the craft, adjusting to changes in the publishing industry, and navigating social media. Every writer craves encouragement and support for the journey ahead. Why travel alone? A street team, sometimes referred to as a dream team, posse, gang, road crew, backstage team, […]

Characteristics that Determine a Heroine

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills How do you determine the heroine in your novels? Discovering who my female character is and what matters to her takes time and patience. She’s not a victim, although she might have been in the past. Because of that critical experience, she’s changed and grown into a survivor who’s strong and […]

When Do I Need A Writing Coach?

By DiAnn Mills @diannmills C.S. Lewis did not write behind closed doors and hide his manuscripts from the rest of the world. Rather he and other renowned Christian friends formed the Inklings, a group destined to encourage each other in spiritual and writing disciplines. They read their work aloud and met for almost twenty years. […]

Announcing A Brand New Marketing Conference

Mountainside Marketing Conference: Equipping Authors to Scale the Peaks of Branding, Blogging, and Social Media

By Edie Melson and DiAnn Mills @EdieMelson @DiAnnMills We know embarking on a writing journey is an exciting and slightly terrifying endeavor. The trail ahead offers promise, but it will be filled with unexpected twists and turns. Learning the craft is critical—no shortcuts allowed—especially if writers want to succeed. Along with our goal for excellence, […]

We’re Accepting Faculty Proposals for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference 2018

The 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is over, and that means we’re hard at work planning the 2018 event. As word of this conference has spread, we’re getting more and more inquiries about being a part of the faculty. We have a limited number of faculty spots available and we get a lot […]

Introducing Our Newest Team Member!

By Vincent Davis @VincentDavis Many of you met our intern Vincent Brent Davis at the 2017 Conference, but now he’s going to tell you more about himself. Hi there! Some of you may remember me as Brent from the conference last month, but I would like to formally introduce myself as the luckiest man alive. […]