Reflecting On A Conference

              Uplifted. Challenged. Informed. Three seemingly disconnected words to describe four days of intense personal growth at the Oregon Christian Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon last week. Frank Peretti, also known as the father of Christian fiction, not only tickled our funny bones but challenged us to make our […]

When Writers Speak

One of the benefits of attending a writer’s conference like the venue I wrote about last week is hearing from special speakers—usually writers—who have ventured down the path of publishing ahead of you and offer insights into the journey. Last week was no exception. Ed Underwood, senior pastor of the historic Church of the Open […]

Why Writers Need Conferences

I attended a writers conference this week. Truth be told, I lacked enthusiasm before I drove there. I’d attended three conferences last year and they left me drained—physically, financially, and emotionally. The thought of attending another one held as much appeal as facing an appendectomy. But I went. Like the act of writing itself, conferences […]