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. […]

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

Faculty |

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 […]

The Fiction Class for Everyone

by Lindsey Brackett @LindsBrac You’ve got your highlighters and your spreadsheets and your list of potential meetings. This year the BRMCWC class offerings are so good, you’re probably having trouble deciding. You’re probably thinking if you primarily write fiction, you shouldn’t make time for a class about freelancing. Or if you primarily write non-fiction, you […]

What to Expect at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson The 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is almost here. We expect this to be a banner year and know that having each of you with us will make it extra special. We want to make certain you know what to expect, so this is an overview of the week-long […]

5 Tips for Successful Networking

Countdown Week #7

Networking |

by Bethany Jett, @BetJett There are two major networking opportunities at a writers conference. Sometimes we place a lot of emphasis on the faculty members, but I truly believe it’s crucial to get to know our fellow attendees. At my first writers conference, I listened as Eva Marie Everson introduced various Keynote speakers, always with […]

Travel and Packing

Countdown Week #8

Travel and packing |

by Bethany Jett, @BetJett If you’re registered for the conference, it’s time to make travel arrangements and add our BRMCWC 2017 Packing list to your organization folder. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry…there is still time! It’s great to be prepared, so this week’s Conference Prep Countdown is all about travel and packing information. Drive or Fly? […]