by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Many of us came to the world of writing in a roundabout way. A lot of us don’t have degrees that qualify us. Because of that, we often struggle with insecurity. We strive for validation through publication. But no matter how many awards we win, things we publish, followers we have, the […]
by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I began attending writing conferences in the late 1990s. I was a young, stay-at-home-mom and our family budget was so tight it squeaked. But I know that our early investment in my writing career has paid off again and again. No, we haven’t retired off all the money I’ve made (*snort*). […]
From all of us here at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, we wish you a safe and happy holiday!
By Cindy Sproles, @CindyDevoted My momma taught me the importance of Matthew 6:21 early on. You remember the famous scripture, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. She ground into me values – work ethic, determination, and graciousness. I’m at the threshold of my 60s and as I reassess my […]
by Edie Melson @EdieMelson Saving for a rainy day isn’t just good financial advice—it’s good writing advice. We all have those times when inspiration doesn’t choose to shine on us. But if we’ve been storing valuable things, we’ll be able to continue to make progress. Ideas.Every single writer should have a system of keeping track […]
By Vincent B. Davis II @vbdavisii How does this sound to you: after you’ve spent thousands of hours researching, writing, and editing your book, you give it away… for free. Sounds awful right? What if I said that you need to pay for it? There aren’t many topics in the world of writing and publishing […]
All of us here are wishing you and yours a Happy and Safe holiday!
by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28 After a conference, we try to go back to normal. My advice? Don’t. Once you have experienced BRMCWC for yourself, there’s no going back. Your “normal” has been altered forever. Say good-bye to the old way of looking at yourself. You’re a writer now. Most likely, the call to write was […]
by Edie Melson @EdieMelson I’m still coming down off the high of the 2017 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and while not all of you were there with me, I think there’s some info here you can use. We all need to know how to prioritize our time after an event where we’ve met […]