I’m delighted to be teaming up with JustRead Publicity Tours today to tell you about the Art of Writing 2023 webinars! This is one of my very fave writing conferences, and I’ve been attending it since its very first year, whether it’s in person or virtual. This year, I’m excited to say that it’s available virtually to all, no matter where you’d located – no traveling required!
You are Invited
The Art of Writing
Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. CT
online October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9
This virtual conference for writers, storytellers, and publishing curators includes access and recordings to four webinars organized by publishers.
Session One: Dispelling the Myths Around Christian Fiction
Thursday, October 19, 7 p.m. central
Kelsey Bowen, Jamie Lapeyrolerie, Rachel McMillan
Christian fiction is alive and well and this will be a great opportunity to hear more. Join a panel of publishing experts as they dispel myths surrounding this genre. This session will encourage you to replace unsettling rumors with exciting truths and be reminded of the unique and powerful place that Christian storytelling has in our world.
Session Two: How Great Books Can Improve Your Novel and Your Life
Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m. central
Claude Atcho, Jamie Lapeyrolerie
This session will provide dynamic conversation with authors and publisher sharing great works that provide excellent examples of authentic scenes, character arcs, characters with varying life experiences, and more — to help you write a really great book. Come away with a few must-reads and a list of excellent writing examples to inspire your own craft.
Session Three: Publishing Doesn’t Have to Terrify You!
Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m. central
Stephanie Broene, Tamela Hancock Murray, Barb Roose, Laura Wheeler
Writing a book is only the beginning of the publishing process and it can feel overwhelming. After you sign a contract or decide to self-publish, what comes next? With a panel of publishing experts, we’ll cover publishing aspects everyone needs to know, such as: How do I get endorsers? If I need an authenticity reader, where do I start? How can an agent help me in the process? If I’m just starting to build a platform, what should I focus on? Come away with tips and tricks that cover all areas of publishing!
Session Four: Going Deep with Award-Winning Authors
Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. central
Patricia Raybon, Steven James, Becky Wade
Hear and learn from the life songs of three award-winning authors who will weave their real-life tales about writing fiction later in life, moving from nonfiction to fiction, then gaining a “seat” in the Christy Hall of Fame. Find out what motivates them, how they stay inspired, and what encouragement they have to pass on to fellow writers. Patricia, Sean, and Becky will provide a peek into their world to help you, with pen in hand.
All registrants to the Art of Writing sessions can opt to “add-on” a publisher consult. Choose one or more of these small group sessions with a publisher: Pitch & Publish, Ask Me Anything, Strengthen Your Proposal & Get Your Foot in the Door, Calling All Debut Authors. Time/dates are determined based on attendee and moderator schedules. Space is limited. First come, first served.
Save the dates for The Christy Award Finalists Webcast & Winners Gala Webcast on October 12 and November 16, respectively. Hall of Fame author Chris Fabry and ECPA’s Jeff Crosby will be announcing the 2023 finalists on October 12 at 11 a.m. CT. Janette Oke, Davis Bunn, and other award-winning novelists will be featured and winners announced during the 2023 Winners Gala Webcast on November 16 at 7 p.m. CT. The Christy Award webcasts are free but registration is required.
The Christy Award® is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) and is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999. For more information about ECPA, visit ECPA.org. For more information about the Christy Awards and Art of Writing conferences, visit ChristyAwards.com or email TheChristyAward@ecpa.org
Come to The Christy Award watch party hosted by JustRead Rendezvous on November 16th, 2023, in St. Louis! Learn more HERE.
(1) winner will receive their choice of The Art of Writing registration OR print copies of The Christy Award finalist titles for one category!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 20, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.
This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
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What about you? Have you ever attended the Art of Writing Conference? Which of the 2023 Art of Writing webinars most interests you?