Blog Your Way to a Book Deal
If you blog three times a week for a year, you’ll have published the equivalent of a full-length book. During this hands-on key-note, you’ll construct a 30-day plan for blogging a book. You’ll learn how to choose a marketable topic, craft engaging content, create a publication schedule, and establish an avid fan base. Your “blog book” will increase your visibility and credibility – and it just may pique the interest of an agent or editor.
BIO: Laura Christianson helps business professionals who have moderate-to-severe Internet phobia become savvy social media marketers. She owns Blogging Bistro (bloggingbistro.com), a Snohomish-based digital marketing company; she has authored three books and thousands of articles.
Christian Writer's Coach:
How long has it been since you last attended the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal? Too long? Or perhaps you've never attended.
Make this the year you treat yourself and explore what God wants to do through you and your words. Maybe you've felt isolated and alone in your writing dream. Make this the year you discover other gifted writers and the personal writing voice unique within you.
Meet Your Potential with Confidence
The challenges of a writer are overwhelming. So how can you, as a writer, meet the potential God has for you? The answer may surprise you. Peter Leavell's life experiences and historical research have given him unique answers that help overcome the constant questions set before writers at any stage of their career.
BIO: Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel contest, and 2013 Christian Retailing's Best award for First-Time Author. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho.
Have you ever felt lost about the direction of your career or life? Have you ever asked God for help and then argued with Him about the answer? Evelyn Clark will tell her story about how God guided her in challenging times, describe her unexpected career as a professional speaker, and share a few tools for crafting and telling your stories.
BIO: Author of Around the Corporate Campfire: How Great Leaders Use Stories to Inspire Success, Evelyn Clark teaches leaders how to leverage the power of story. A former news writer and accredited PR counselor whose client list includes Microsoft, World Vision and NASA, she was the contributing writer/corporate storyteller for TechnoBrands and also contributed to Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results.
Expect the Unexpected
With Keynote Speaker: Angela Hunt