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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday Faculty Five

Eddie Jones & Scott McCausey

Faculty Five Eddie and Scott

Welcome to this week’s Friday Faculty Five! Up next we’ve got a pirate … ARG! and a podcast host. Find out more about Eddie Jones of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and Scott McCausey of Christian Devoitons Speak UP! in this week’s edition of Friday Faculty Five. Eddie Jones I flunked freshman English twice at […]

Learn How to Be a Visual Writer

by Tammy Van Gils @TammyVanGils Take a moment and imagine these iconic scenes. With grey skies above and a slight breeze blowing, they walked near her childhood home. Carrying her shoes in one hand, she walked up the driveway and stopped near the old, dilapidated house. Pain strained her face as she reaches down and […]

Announcing the 2017 Selah Award Finalists

by Eva Marie Everson @EvaMarieEverson Today we’re excited to announce the 2017 Selah Award Finalists. Competition was stiff with more entries than ever before. Congratulations to all the finalists! Be sure to help us spread the word and congratulate your friends. Selah Award Finalists for 2017 This year, Selah finalists have been named in sixteen […]