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 […]

Where Authors Can Take Bookmarks

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills A writer has a new release, and she is excited to promote the book. One of the means of creating awareness to readers is The publisher has provided many bookmarks or the writer has designed them. The writer is ready to distribute them to readers. But after delivering the bookmarks to […]

Friday Faculty Five

Rhonda Rhea & Vicki Crumpton & Jevon Bolden

Welcome to this week’s Friday Faculty Five with Rhonda Rhea, Vicki Crumpton, and Jevon Bolden. Someone is made from the same metals as her bike. Someone is seriously lacking sleep (or was for 12 years, at least). And someone loves to say “Yes!” Find out who below. Rhonda Rhea Anytime I’m in a counseling situation […]

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

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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 […]

Best Author Tools for Marketing & Promotion

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Many of us use social media marketing tools to reach others with powerful messages. A professional writer is constantly evaluating what she’s using to ensure they enhance her career. We have four things to consider before investing time and money into a marketing and promotion tool: Have our tools grown followers […]

The Value of Mentoring

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills Is there something missing in your writing life? Could there be a surprise additive to the list of how to succeed in the world of publishing? Is mentoring another serious writer for you? I believe so. In fact, I know so. To be blessed, one must be a blessing to others. […]

Friday Faculty Five

Cyle Young & Aaron Gansky & Jesse Florea

Blue Ridge Conference

Welcome to our Blue Ridge Conference faculty five post for this week! Today we’ll learn more about Cyle Young, Aaron Gansky, and Jesse Florea, all of whom hold more than one position (writer, agent, publisher, editor, teacher…) Cyle Young Even when I’m tired I do the “Hippy Hop”… My niece told me this. I’m not […]

Travel and Packing

Countdown Week #8

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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? […]