I attended my first writers’ conference in 1999. When I returned home, my husband met me at the door and asked, “So, what did you learn?” Big mistake. I kept him up until 2 a.m., trying to tell him about editors and articles and query letters and the like. He nodded and smiled and tried his best to share my enthusiasm.
That enthusiasm remains today. I love teaching classes for new writers and helping them take their first steps. Here’s a list of the conferences where I’ve taught and the workshops I offer.
- InScribe 2001
- Vancouver Island Homeschool Convention 2002
- Write! Vancouver Island 2003
- Seattle Christian Writers Renewal Conference 2004, 2008, 2009
- Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference 2005 and 2006
- Write! Canada 2007
A Writer and the Word – An inspirational session that shows the role of God’s Word in the life and work of the Christian writer.
Telling Your Story for God’s Glory – How can we effectively communicate life lessons and truths that God has impressed on our hearts? Explore what it takes to write our story for the glory of God.
Writing a Catchy Query Letter – A query letter – what’s that? Discover a query’s importance and learn to write its basic elements to grab an editor’s attention.
Spiritual Journaling – This workshop discusses how journaling, at its deepest level, encourages spiritual growth. It answers the following questions: How do I begin? What are the necessary elements? What are the benefits?
From Interviews to Articles – 3 hours – Writing personality profiles can be fascinating! Learn interviewing tips and how to turn transcripts into informative and inspirational articles.
Writing Tight and Dynamic Devotionals – Can be 1 hour or extended into 3-4 hours to produce a marketable piece. A few well-written words can deliver encouragement and hope. Learn how to write concise, meaningful devotionals that can change lives.
Basic Self-Editing – Polish your work! These tips, if followed, will make your work shine.
10 Top Tips for New Writers – Vital information for anyone hoping to break into print.
Breaking into the Magazine Market – Learn how to study possible markets, write query letters, and add the finishing touches that make your manuscript look professional.
- “Overall the best session of the weekend-well organized, effectively presented.”
- “Excellent, practical transfer of knowledge.”
- “I wish I’d taken this class five years ago!”
- “The best!”
- “Excellent presenter. She loves what she does and was inspirational.”