Publishing A to Z Tim Beals
We use case studies to explore traditional publishing, self-publishing and custom publishing, plus the advantages and drawbacks to each. Because control has shifted from publishers to authors in recent years, you learn: how to decide which approach to take for your next project, the secret to success no matter which publishing option you choose, plus the costs and benefits of each option (in time, money and opportunity). Book publishing is a complex process; this session keeps your project on track with sound counsel from a 38-year publishing veteran.
Write from a Biblical Worldview Miriam Adeney
When covering a topic, how are Christian writers different from non-Christian writers? A Christian writer tries to think like a Christian in regard to the issues that arise. That may lead to asking different questions and prioritizing different elements. Evil, corruption and cruelty. Integrity, justice and forgiveness. Creativity, grassroots compassion and digging for root causes. Grief, anger, restoration and renewal. In life we encounter all these realities. Knowing a little about who God is, what human nature is, and what humans are called to do in this world will help us write better stories. Sample articles will provide examples of how to do this.
A Story to Tell: Writing the Collaborative/Memoir Title Jeanette Windle
Non-fiction biography is the bread-and-butter of freelance writing. Whether you are contracted to write someone else's life story or are writing your own memoir/life experience, this workshop walks you through: the practicalities of interviewing and working with clients, researching background data, choosing and organizing what to include, balancing vivid storytelling with chronology, setting, spiritual application, and practical reader takeaway. Then learn how to weave it all together to create a compelling narrative that readers can't put down.
Write with Beautiful Feet: Sharing the Good News in Today's Context Ardy Roberto
"How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!" exclaims Paul, the writer of Romans. But, many times the Gospel is written and packaged poorly (or "in your face") so that the world does not roll out the welcome mat to materials written about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What can we do to make our writing more relevant and engaging in today's context? Join bestselling author Ardy Roberto (Real Men are POGI), as he explores the Whys, Whats, Whos, Wheres and Hows of writing in an engaging, encouraging and inspiring format and style in order to evangelize.