Terrific List of Writers’ Conferences for 2017

If you would like to expand your horizons and explore more options for your writing career then sign up for a writers’ conference.  Here’s why you may want to consider adding one to your calendar.

A writers’ conference is a think tank for authors to build on each other’s ideas and inspire new achievements in their own work. For the cost of lodging and registration, the payoff for attending a writers’ conference could be tremendous.

Attending a writers’ conference gives you a chance to pitch your book, learn about the various publishing options and meet book editors, agents and book marketing specialists. If your book is six months or a year from being finished, you can talk to people with valuable input on shaping your book. At a writers’ conference, you’ll get all sorts of advice to help you wrap up your project when you return home.

Of course, you will want to prepare for any writers’ conference you attend by having a plan of what you want to find out and what you will do while there. I suggest you develop an ‘elevator pitch’ about your book that you can deliver in 30 seconds. Have a one-pager available with your book cover, author headshot, short 50-word synopsis, short bio, website URL, Twitter handle and your contact information. You never know who you’ll meet so be prepared for that moment!

Here are some upcoming writers’ conferences courtesy of Writer’s Digest for your consideration:

Select a writers’ conference of interest to you and be prepared to enjoy the benefits of meeting other writers. You may acquire knowledge you can use immediately, find a new market for your book, elevate your professional effectiveness, meet editors, agents and publishers, become inspired and return home energized.

 The Bottom Line: Make a commitment to attend at least one writers’ conference in the coming months. You’ll be glad you did!

About Book Publicist Scott Lorenz

Book publicist Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, a public relations and marketing firm that has a special knack for working with authors to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, CIA Officers, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers. His clients have been featured by Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News, New York Times, Nightline, TIME, PBS, LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman’s World, & Howard Stern to name a few.

Learn more about Westwind Communications’ book marketing approach at http://www.book-marketing-expert.com  or contact Lorenz at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 734-667-2090. Follow Lorenz on Twitter @aBookPublicist

 

Christian Writers’ Conferences FALL / Winter 2015

Christian Writers’ Conferences FALL / Winter 2015

By Scott Lorenz

Westwind Communications

 

If your book is Christian themed or is in the Christian genre then attending a Christian Writers conference may be of interest to you.

At a Christian Writing Conference you are likely to encounter authors with popular published work, or view up and coming authors recently finished work. Emily Akin, freelance writer says, “If you want your work published, you should attend one or more conferences. Attendance is part of your marketing and networking effort.”

There are many opportunities for you to attend a Christian Writer Conference to promote y

Writers' Conferences are part of overall book marketing strategy.

Writers’ Conferences are part of overall book marketing strategy.

our career.  “I have attended many conferences over the span of my career, and this one tops them all in MANY WAYS!” Connie Edwards, attendee of the Oregon Christian Writer conference.

The conferences usually last a day or two and can give you a competitive advantage. The skills and knowledge that are obtained from attending the conferences can only strengthen your public presence and give you a chance to learn new writing techniques.

Now that you are ready, here are some writers’ conferences in the coming weeks and months you should consider attending:

Oregon Christian Writers 2015 Summer Conference
Aug. 10-13, 2015
http://oregonchristianwriters.org/ocw-summer-conference/2015-sc-main/

American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 Conference (Dallas, TX)
Sept. 17-20, 2015
http://www.acfw.com/conference

Indiana Faith & Writing Conference, Anderson University
Oct. 30-31, 2015
http://www.faithandwriting.com

The C.S. Lewis Writer’s Workshop, Camp Allen, Navasota, TX
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015
http://www.cslewis.org/event/

Florida Christian Writers Conference
Feb. 24-29, 2016
http://www.floridacwc.net

Christian Writers Conference
March 18-22, 2016
http://www.mounthermon.org/event/361

Maranatha Christian Writers Conference
2015 Announcement Coming Soon!
http://www.maranathachristianwriters.com

Bottom Line: Get involved with the Christian Writers Community and attend a conference, you’ll be glad you did!

About Book Publicist Scott Lorenz

Book publicist Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm that has a special knack for working with authors to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, CIA Officers, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers. His clients have been featured by Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News, New York Times, Nightline, TIME, PBS, LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman’s World, & Howard Stern to name a few. Learn more about Westwind Communications’ book marketing approach at http://www.book-marketing-expert.com or contact Lorenz at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 734-667-2090. Follow Lorenz on Twitter @aBookPublicist

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