2018 Class Descriptions are Up!

Below you’ll find our current class listing and descriptions for the 2018 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. You can find the same information in the tab at the top of the website. Also in that table, you’ll find a link to a downloadable/printable version. Tim Beals The Publishing Process from A to Z – […]

Book Trends for 2018

By Lindsey Brackett, @lindsbrac   “Listen,” I told a group of writers recently. “You’ve got to be on top of what’s happening in the market because if you aren’t, you’ll pitch a dystopian vampire novel, and let’s face it—vampires are kinda dead.” Apparently I’m hilarious and should add stand up comedy to my repertoire. But […]

Life Lessons from a Writing Career

By Alycia W. Morales, @AlyciaMorales   When we consider writing a novel, we think about things like plot, characters, story, dialogue, point of view, and so much more. Have you ever stopped and considered how these play out in your own life? This past week, as I’ve been thinking about my own novel, I’ve considered […]

How to Rekindle Passion for Your Writing

By DiAnn Mills, @DiAnnMills   Writers must have passion for their writing projects or no one else will. No getting around it. But what happens when we are no longer onboard with the subject matter of our book, blog, article, poem, screenplay, or other types of writing? How do we deal with reality? Perhaps we’re […]

What’s Your Writing Passion?

by Alycia W. Morales, @AlyciaMorales   Have you ever wondered what you’re meant to do as a writer? I mean, there are so many options. Fiction. Nonfiction. Romance. Young Adult. Children’s Picture Books. Thrillers. Memoir. Devotions. Articles. Bible Studies. Blogging. Sometimes, it’s hard to know which one to pick, especially if you’re new to the writing […]

Password: Truth

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   Password anxiety. I’m pretty sure that’s a thing. You’re compelled to choose seven characters, un-guessable, throw in some capital letters, add the name of a dead pet, sprinkle in a few lower-case letters, include some numeric representation, and, on the whole, the password should eventually grow and evolve into an […]

Make Money While Writing Your Manuscript

by Alycia W. Morales, @AlyciaMorales   As Christian writers, our main goal is to share God’s love with those who read our words. Of course, it’s nice to get paid to share those words, and writing is as much a job as teaching, building, or counseling. Contracts can be elusive, and writing a full manuscript takes […]

5 Habits of a Successful Writer

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills   Emulating writers whose careers have soared into bestselling status provides us with amazing role models. We look for a road map with precise steps and no detours to accomplish the same goals. But every writer is different, and the destination isn’t always achieved the same way. We can succeed like […]

As Writers We’re also Ambassadors

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson   Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20 I’m constantly amazed at how God chooses to use me in the work He’s doing in this world. It’s humbling and terrifying at the same time. I’ve been looking at this verse, trying to […]