Friday, May 03, 2013

Write to Publish Conference

Calling all tweens!
New tween devos are coming. They are all about your life and what the Bible says about you! Each devotion is personal. Each one will help you grow in your faith in God. Be ready! Get stoked because Jesus cares for you! New tween devos. . .coming from Zonderkidz in 2015. 

Summer is a-comin'. What are your plans? For many writers, summer includes plans to attend a writers conference. If you are a writer, or you want to learn more about writing, I encourage you to sign up for a conference. Today I blog about a Christian writers conference that is dear to my heart - Write to Publish in Wheaton, Illinois.

My journey to attending writers conferences began a number of years ago. A writers group had started at my church. I still remember reading the bulletin of announcements the Sunday before. I could hardly believe it - a writers groups was going to begin in my church that week! I think I looked around the auditorium in amazement. Other writers were there! I couldn't wait to connect.

Finally, the evening of the writers meeting came. Several women from the community had heard about our new group and came to join us. They were very enthusiastic about a conference they had just attended. It was the Write to Publish Conference.

To be honest, I had never thought about attending a writers conference. In fact, I'm not sure I even knew they existed. Over the course of the next few months, as one of the attendees continued to encourage me to attend WTP, I mentioned my caution. As a teacher, I knew that only teachers (and student teachers) attended teaching conferences. I wondered if only published writers could attend writers conferences. There are two answers to that.

Answer One - A person does not have to be published to attend a writers conference. Workshops and speakers gear their information to those who are published and to those who have not yet been published. That leads me to the next answer.

Answer Two - A person who writes (published or not) IS a writer. Do you enjoy writing stories, devotions, or even letters? Then, you are a writer!

So, with much encouragement from my new writer-friend, I signed up to attend WTP that first year. I was still cautious. I could only go part of the conference time because of family commitments, so I got a hotel room (instead of staying on campus). I prepared myself, as best I knew how, for what would become the experience of a lifetime.

I'll blog more about writers conferences, specifically the Write to Publish Conference, in the next few weeks. I hope you will come back next Friday as I blog about preparing for a writers conference.

What work are you preparing for today? I love this verse:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

I am beginning a new blog schedule:

Sundays - Praisin' Jesus
Mondays - Notes & Doodles
Tuesdays - My Books
Wednesdays - Fun 4 Tweens
Thursdays - It's a Sign
Fridays - A Writer's Heart
Saturdays - Tween Ministry

I hope you will stop back often! Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook, too!

P.S. These days I am busy writing two devotional books for Zonderkidz. Will you pray with me about the devos? You can sign up to be a prayer partner on the right. I won't share your contact info. Promise.



The Write to Publish Conference in Wheaton, Illinois is in June.   Tweet this!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters Colossians 3:23 (NIV)   Tweet this!

A person who writes (published or not) IS a writer.   Tweet this!


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