Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Conference - Glorieta

October 11-15, 2006
(Near Santa Fe, NM)
For all the details - CLICK HERE

A Special Note From Louise: The Glorieta Christian Writers Conference has the best line-up I've seen in a long time. This event will be the highlight of 2006 for its attendees. I am pleased to announce that I will be on staff at Glorieta this year. There was a "glitch" in the system and it seems that my bio and class description got deleted from the website - but it should be back up within a few days.

For those of you who want to get serious about writing and getting published - THIS is the conference for you. If there is any question in your mind about the level of your skills, check out the Comprehensive Class called Get Published Now! This is something new that CLASS staffers are trying out. I can't imagine a better way to get expert mentoring and teaching from some of the best in the business.

If you feel God is calling you to do this - please check it out before all of the slots are filled. Many churches support their aspiring writers with scholarships (but you must ask for the help) and I know that Glorieta offers a number of scholarships to those who've proven their dedication.

If God is calling, dare you hold back ?

Comprehensive Classes for 2006
The Truth is Stronger Than Fiction - Terry Whalin
Terry Whalin is the Fiction Acquisitions Editor at Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. Besides Terry's love for fiction, for many years he has been a prolific nonfiction writer and editor. Terry's nonfiction writing has appeared in more than 50 magazines like Marriage Partnership, Writer's Digest, and The Writer. He has written more than 60 nonfiction books including his Running On Ice, The Overcoming Faith of Vonetta Flowers (New Hope Publishers) or Book Proposals That $ell, 21 Secrets To Speed Your Success (Write Now Publications). Terry is on the board of directors of The American Society of Journalists and Authors, the leading nonfiction writers group in the nation. To encourage writers of nonfiction and fiction, Terry is the creator of Right-Writing.com at: http://www.right-writing.com. Also he blogs about his life as a writer and editor at: http://www.thewritinglife.ws Terry and his wife, Christine, live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Writing for Kids: The Best of the Best - Gwen Ellis
Gwen Ellis is owner of Seaside Creative Services, Inc. In this role, she writes books, screenplays, edits, concepts products, and consults. She has worked as a magazine editor, book editor, children's acquisitions editor, writer, and consultant. While at Zondervan she was the editor of a little book called God Bless America. The book was on the New York Times and three other best seller's lists for eleven weeks.
Becoming a Writer: Putting Your Passion Into Print - Sean Fowlds
Sean Fowlds is a professional journalist and speaker. He was the long-time book editor at Christian Retailing before founding his own editorial service called Lightpost Communications. Some of his notable clients include the Associated Press, Publishers Weekly, and Thomas Nelson Publishers. During his more than 17 years of experience working with business corporations and non-profit organizations, Sean has written more than 700 articles and made more than 700 speeches to date.
Bulding Your Web Presence - Krisann Blair
Krisann Blair has been a successful Internet entrepreneur since 1998. As creator and owner of www.ChristmasOrganizing.com, Krisann has successfully grown her web presence throughout the years and now receives 800 to 2000 unique hits EACH DAY, top listings in Google, Yahoo! and other search engines. Krisann also writes and publishes a monthly online newsletter to over 2500 subscribers and runs a Yahoo! Discussion group of over 1300. Her online presence has also enabled her to be "found" online and contacted by media such as ABC, FoxNews, Entrepreneur, Newsweek, USA Today, Rutgers News Service, Balance Magazine, Women's World, and others. In addition to running her Christmas Organizing web site, Krisann and her husband Ashley, own S.P.I.D.E.R. Services which dedicated to helping churches, individuals and small businesses with Simple Printing, Internet Development and Entrepreneur Resource Services.
AuthorizeMe - Sharon Norris Elliott
Sharon Norris Elliott is a published author of dozens of magazine articles and devotions, and several books including What? Teenagers in the Bible? and Living A Milk and Honey Life: Letting Go of what's Holding you Back. She is a professional educator and editor, magazine columnist, and conference speaker. Sharon is CEO of two companies: AuthorizeMe and Milk & Honey Life Retreats. She is also a sought-after instructor at major Christian writers' conferences nationwide.
Your Professional Persona - Betty Southard & "Team"
Betty Southard is the author of 3 books and the contributor to many compilations. She is a speaker, Bible Study author/ teacher, and a staff member for CLASS. She is a graduate of Fuller Seminary, Minister of Caring for the Hour of Power and actively involved in ministry at the Crystal Cathedral.
Get Published Now! - "Team"
Do you feel called to write, but question your skills? Have you wished for someone who could really help you with your work? Then this class is for you! Limited to 24 attendees, all participants in this class will get hands on help and will be published! All students will submit a writing project in advance to be developed in the class and have professional writer assigned as a mentor--1 mentor for every 2 students--for the class time. On day one, some of the GCWC editorial team will teach how to tighten up your writing, then you and your mentor will work on your submitted piece. The next day, the editorial team will teach how to brighten up your writing and mentors will help implement the techniques. On day three, Craig Von Buseck will teach writing for the internet and then students, with the help of their mentor, will rework their piece to fit CBN.com's guidelines. The last day, Mary Lou Redding for the Upper Room will address writing for the Upper Room and the writings will be modified to be publishable in the Upper Room. At the conclusion of the class each student will have three publishable pieces: the original "article," a piece for CBN and a devotion for the Upper Room. Each piece from this class will be considered for publication in the Upper Room, will be published on CBN.com and will be included in a special compilation book to be published with all the students' projects, to be delivered at each students home two weeks following the class. Each student will receive 25 copies of the book and may order additional copies. A $133.44 surcharge will be added to the regular registration fee for this class. Students must apply in advance and be approved. (CLICK HERE for Get Published Now Writer's Guidelines)

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