Taking a breather from The Homecoming blog tour to tell you about a wonderful writer's conference Cindi and I will be attending in September. I'm not sure how many who read this blog are writers or hope to be some day. If you are, a conference like this is an amazing opportunity.
It's hosted by American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), a group I've been an active part of for the last year and a half. It has over 2000 members, most of whom are still unpublished. A strong team of seasoned published authors take time each day to answer questions, share insights and discuss the lastest trends in Christian publishing via an email loop. They also have a fabulous website filled with page after page of encouraging, helpful information (Click here to visit).
I'd say the single strongest word that comes to mind to describe the folks in ACFW is the word "encouragement." They excel at this.
They also host an amazing conference in a different city each year. This year it's Indianapolis, Indiana. Best-selling author James Scott Bell will teach an Early Bird session, and author Tim Downs is the keynote speaker, sharing at all the main sessions. Throughout each day, a wide variety of workshops and seminars are taught by multi-published authors, geared to help you in whatever stage you're at in your writing career.
If you have a novel ready to submit, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with the top agents and editors in the business.
Last year was my first conference. Afterward, Cindi and I immediately decided, if God made a way we'd come back again this year. Well, He has, and we're going again, from Sept 17th - 20th. We couldn't be more excited.
If you'd like to find out more about the conference, click here.