Give the Gift of an Investment in Your Writing Dream

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*). […]

Where Does Your Heart Lay?

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 […]

12 Things to Store in Your Writer’s Vault for Times When Creativity Disappears

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 […]

Your Blueprint to Book Launch Success

Part III

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 […]

Writers! Don’t Go Back to Normal

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 […]

What to do AFTER You Get Home From a Writing Conference

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 […]