I just wanted to tell you about a great writers conference coming up. If you're a beginner or an advanced writer, this conference is for you. Agents, editors, freelance writers are all there to answer your questions, listen to your pitch and encourage you in your writing journey.
Place: Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC
Dates: May 9-13, 2011 That's a Monday through a Friday
I plan to take a couple of classes myself. One of those being Mike Dellosso. If you're a suspense writer, you might want to consider signing up for his class. Here is his bio and the class descriptions.
Mike Dellosso writes novels of suspense for both the mind and the soul. He writes to both entertain and challenge. In addition to his novels, Mike is also an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College and a faculty member at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference.
Writing the Supernatural/Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Novel (Continuing Class)
We'll discuss the differences in the genres, how they look in the CBA, pacing, mood, protagonists and villains, theme, and other intricacies of creating a story that thrills, entertains, and moves the reader.
Is Christian Horror an Oxymoron? (Workshop)
What do you think of when someone says Christian horror? In this workshop we'll be looking at this unique genre and discussing why it's important, why it's misunderstood, and how to effectively write the horror novel but "keep it Christian."
Writing a Novel on a Shoestring Budget (Workshop)
No, we won't be talking about finances. In this workshop we'll look at how to write a novel on a tight budget . . . of time. We'll discuss things that rob our time, how to find time and then prioritize it, and how to budget your time to writing a full-length novel in three months.
Then hurry and sign up. I would love to see you there!