Thursday, August 7, 2014

Writing for the Soul Conference

Christian Writing Guild is advertising Writing for the Soul Conference, September 19-20, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. If you’ve never attended a writers’ conference, or if it’s been a while since you have, this would be a helpful, inspiring event to attend.

Saturday morning’s keynote speaker is one of my favorite people, Cecil Murphey, a prolific writer (over 135 books) and New York Times bestselling author known for his as-told-to nonfiction books like 90 Minutes in Heaven and Gifted Hands.

I met Cec about ten years ago at a Christian writers’ conference in Spokane, WA. I had just returned to the States after eight years in Africa and was out of touch with a lot of things—I was clueless as to who Cec was and his exceptional accomplishments.

During the conference, I was spellbound as this gentle soul spoke inspiring, wise words to us. He was approachable and encouraging in my one-on-one session, and he sat around lunch tables with all of us—just a humble, ordinary guy, generous with his advice. Since then I’ve followed Cec’s blog and Facebook and signed up for his monthly newsletters. 

Cec’s keynote address at the Writing for the Soul Conference is titled “Hugging Readers with Our Words.” Sounds good, doesn’t it?

The conference will offer separate classes for fiction and for nonfiction (memoir is nonfiction). Cec will present two nonfiction sessions in addition to Saturday’s keynote address.

Conference participants will focus on three strategic areas: how to write a book, how to publish a book, and how to market a book.

Give serious consideration to attending.
You’ll come home all fired up to keep working on your memoir.

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