On Thursday, I’ll trek to downtown Denver for the 2010 Writing for the Soul conference (hosted by the Christian Writers Guild). Okay, so my ‘trek’ is only a 20-minute drive from home, but I’m staying at the hotel to immerse in the experience. And since my wife is sacrificing her sanity to run around our children while I’m wining and dining with pros in the publishing industry, I’ll owe her big time. You’re the best, babe! (grin)
This year promises a terrific line-up of keynote speakers: Max Lucado, Phil Vischer, Philip Yancey, Kendra Smiley, James Watkins, and Bob Hostetler.
And the list of classroom presenters is nothing short of spectacular, including author and weekly Kill Zone
blog contributor, James Scott Bell
James Scott Bell will host the four-part Fiction 101 classes that I’m selecting for my conference curriculum. What an opportunity to learn face-to-face from a seasoned pro.
The conference also invites attendees to schedule up to three appointments with book and magazine editors, agents, and Christian Writers Guild mentors. I just wrapped up a short devotional that I hope to discuss with one of the magazine editors. Generating interest in my short piece would be terrific, but I admit my intentions are to LEARN-LEARN-LEARN.
The conference schedule is expected to be busy, but I’ll work to post a blog update or two from the hotel.