Friday, March 6, 2009
Christian Writers Conference
In just a few weeks I'll be going to the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference near Santa Cruz, California. I've been to lots of them, and this conference is one of the highlights of every year. Some people think writers' conferences are just opportunities to meet agents and editors to get things published, and that often does happen. But this conference offers much more. Like most writers' conferences, it's a chance to learn about the industry and improve your craft. Like most Christian conferences, it's inspiring. But, to me, the best thing about it is the relationships. Because everyone there is a Christian who loves writing and reading, we share two of the most important things in our lives. And because writers are communicators but writing is a solitary task, we connect and bond with each other easily.
Because of the economy, I hesitated to go, but decided it was worth it. However many other people who usually attend aren't going and they still have spots open, so they're offering a $200 discount for people who've never attended before and sign up in the next few weeks. If you're interested, please go to the website, http://mounthermon.org/adult/professionals/writers-conference. And please tell them I sent you so I'll get a discount too.