How to Create One Sheets

Countdown Week #9

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett It’s time to dispel any fear, dread, or hesitation that arises when we talk about one sheets. The one sheet is a tool to help start the conversation between you and the editor or agent to whom you’re pitching. It is not the end-all, be-all of your writing career. That said, […]

Guidelines for Attendee Books for Sale in the Bookstore

The 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is coming up fast. And we’re continuing our practice of allowing attendees to offer books for sale in our conference bookstore. This includes traditionally published books and self-published books. The fee for consignment books is 20% of the purchase price on each book sold. To qualify to […]

Pitching 101

Countdown Week #10

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett At the Blue Ridge Conference, you’re guaranteed two fifteen-minute appointments with the agents and editors of your choice…probably the scariest fifteen minutes of your writers conference experience. It was for me. We want to help you prepare as best as humanly possible so you’ll feel confident when you slide your one […]

Create Fantastic Business Cards

Countdown Week #11

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett Last week we talked about getting organized before the writers conference. Today we’re deep-diving into business cards, perhaps one of the most essential items for networking. Let’s break down the essential components for your business card. 1. Your name While this is an obvious requirement, make your name prominent and don’t use some […]

Organize Your Conference Files

Countdown Week #12

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett As we countdown the weeks until the conference, our preparation posts will be overflowing with helpful information and some PDF downloads (such as a packing list!). Now is the time to create our organizational notebooks and file folders so we’re not feeling overwhelmed when it’s time to head out to the […]

Agents & Editors

Representing at BRMCWC 2017

BRMCWC 2017

As you peruse the list of faculty members and their classes for BRMCWC 2017, do you find yourself wondering who the agents & editors are and which publications, houses, or agencies they represent? Are you wondering what types of writing they’re looking for? This post is an answer to those questions. They are the gatekeepers […]

The Conference Countdown Has Begun!

13 Weeks to Go!

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by Bethany Jett, @BetJett It’s officially writers conference season! Last week, several of our Blue Ridge members attended the Asheville Christian Writers Conference, and this week, it’s on to the Florida Christian Writers Conference! There is something special about the Christian Writers Conferences…many of the faculty members and attendees alike attend a few (or several!) […]

Scholarship Applications are Open for The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

It is our goal to be as helpful as possible to our conferees.  This means extending scholarships when we can. Scholarships are awarded on need and/or merit. Selections are made by a group of publishing professionals. Since we are dependent on the generosity of others, we are unable to anticipate the number of scholarships we […]

Faculty & Classes for 2017

We’re excited to introduce you to our faculty and classes for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference 2017.   The listings are in alphabetical order, and this information  is also now up on the Faculty and Classes tab at the top of the page. Michelle Medlock Adams Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning writer […]

Prepare for a Writers Conference with These 7 Tips

Prepare for Conference

by Alycia W. Morales     @AlyciaMorales As conference season approaches, preparations loom around the corner. Now is not the time to procrastinate. Now is the time to prepare for those fifteen-minute appointments, pitches, cramming all that class material into your brain, and networking with other writers, agents, and editors. Here are a few suggestions for how […]