Join the Fun Through Social Media

You Can Play Too at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

It’s here and we’re super excited to be at the 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference this week! Because of that, we won’t be sharing any blogs here this week. However, we do invite you to join us through social media. Places to Connect Visit our Facebook Page—especially look at the photos that are […]

Friday Faculty Five

Edie Melson & DiAnn Mills & Alycia Morales

BRMCWC Faculty Five

Welcome to our final Friday Faculty Five post before the 2017 conference. We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know some things about our faculty members and feel confident about meeting them this weekend! Our final faculty five post features our fearless leaders, DiAnn Mills and Edie Melson, as well as Conference Assistant Alycia Morales. (To […]

Publishing Etiquette Tips

Avoid the Pitfalls when Interacting with Industry Professionals

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson The publishing industry is like any other—fraught with unwritten rules and etiquette norms.  Add to that the wild wild west of social media and the new writer can commit faux pas that spell career disaster. I’m grouping them together in pairs to give you an idea what works and what doesn’t. […]

Be Strong and Courageous

Countdown Week #1

by Bethany Jett, @BetJett The conference starts in five days, which in the Jett household, we call “four sleeps and a wake-up.” My desk is overflowing with papers and my office carpet looks like Office Depot threw up on it. The laundry is in piles as I decide what needs to be washed now and […]

Recap of Conference Information & Etiquette You Need

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Today’s post has a lot of information that’s been covered in various placed. I thought it would be helpful to put it all in one place. I’ve gone through the questions I’ve seen in email, on Facebook and online and am trying to hit the high points of what most people […]

When Thank You Isn’t Enough

Ways to Show Appreciation to Writer Conference Instructors

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills At the Blue Ridge Conference, our faculty has a heart for helping writers. These instructors sacrifice time and energy to provide the tools we need to advance in the publishing world. They schedule a time to talk to us one-on-one. They listen to our tripping over words about our writing projects […]

Friday Faculty Five

Linda Gilden & Yvonne Lehman & Andrea Merrell

Faculty Five

Welcome to Friday Faculty Five! This week, we hear from nonfiction author Linda Gilden, author and freelance editor Andrea Merrell, and Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference founder Yvonne Lehman. Yvonne Lehman When I was five years old, I said, “I want to write books.” Didn’t think of that again until I was 32. Can […]

Healthy Expectations for a Successful Writing Conference

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Attending a writing conference is a big deal. Writers often budget all year to be able to go, especially if it’s a larger (more expensive) event. But along with the financial planning, I remember the first few conferences I attended. My emotions ran the gamut—from fear and dread of meeting new […]

Bringing Security Blankets to the Conference

Countdown Week #2

by Sally Matheny, @Sally_Matheny Do you resist going to writing conferences without a Linus-Blanket? I am not referring to your fuzzy, bed-raggled quilt from home. I’m talking about bringing a friend along for moral support.  It’s great when writer buddies travel together, but there comes a time at every conference, (brace yourself) when good friends […]

We Have an App for The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference – and IT’S LIVE!

We have an App for That and IT’S LIVE! As I promised, I’m going give you a tour. And yes, we have an app for that! Today I’m going to give you a tour of the Blue Ridge Conference app to whet your appetite. NOTE: Although the app is live, it’s currently being updated from […]