Advanced Writers Retreat – A Retreat Within a Conference

What the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Has to Offer Advanced Authors

by Lynette Eason @LynetteEason Hi sweet writer friends! I’m just popping in to ask if you written two or three or fifty books. Do you consider yourself and advanced writer? But for more importantly, for the purpose of this adventure, do others consider you an advanced writer? If so, we’d love to have you join […]

Overcoming the Fear Factor: Finding the Perfect Agent

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Some writers are terrified at the prospect of finding an agent. We think literary representation is the one factor that will get us published when the key is writing an outstanding book. But let’s say we’ve already written a fabulous project, what is the agent/author relationship? What does an agent really […]

Scholarship Applications Closed

The scholarship application period for the 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers  is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for scholarships.

We have not yet begun awarding the scholarships because the contests are still open, and we’re still receiving entry fees to fund the scholarships. But we already have many more applications than we’ll have money to allocate. As soon as we are finished with the process, we will notify those who are being offered scholarships.

Friday Faculty Five

Eva Marie Everson & Deborah Raney & Ann Byle

Welcome to our faculty five post, where you will find out five fun facts about the 2017 BRMCWC faculty. This week, we’ll hear from our Awards director author Eva Marie Everson, author Deborah Raney, and Literary Agent with Credo Communications Ann Byle. Eva Marie Everson In 2001, while being interviewed by a magazine reporter, I […]

Dollars & Sense for Writers—Thoughts on Where & When to Spend Your Money

What Writing Organizations Should I Join?

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I remember what it was like when I was just starting out as a writer. I thought it was something I wanted to do. I even felt like it was something God called me to do. It’s an exciting time—a time when we’re trying on the moniker of writer. It’s also a […]

Create Fantastic Business Cards

Countdown Week #11

Conference Prep Countdown, BlueRidgeConference.com

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 […]

Organization – the Secret To a Writer’s Social Media Success

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Getting our writing life organized may or may not be one of our personality traits. But today’s writer must incorporate organizational skills into her social media practice, or she will be overwhelmed and fail. I’ve experimented and will continue to explore methods to work effectively and efficiently with social media. What […]

BRMCWC Faculty Five

Michelle Medlock Adams & Bethany Jett

BRMCWC Faculty Five

by Alycia W. Morales     @AlyciaMorales We have an amazing faculty lined up for you this year at BRMCWC. Because I was once a newbie conferee, I understand the jitters and queasiness one experiences when you have to sit across from the published writer, editor, or agent for a fifteen-minute appointment. Your tongue gets tangled, you […]

Register for the Blue Ridge Mountains Writers Conference by April 15 & Be Entered to Win $100 of Your Conference Fee

Calling all writers! Would you like great news for April 15? The Blue Ridge Conference team has a fabulous giveaway planned for all those writers who register for the Blue Ridge Conference by April 15th at 12:30 p.m. EST. We will randomly select two lucky persons to receive $100.00 off their conference fee. And you […]