Friday 10:15 am
Friday morning, June 17 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. EDT
A Writer’s Armor
with Edwina Perkins ~ Track: General
Ephesians 6 reminds us to put on the entire armor of God. Why? To prepare for battle. As writers, if we are going to run our race with excellence we need to put on a writer’s armor. The stories we pen today can impact generations to come and that’s a huge responsibility. No wonder we’re under attack. This workshop will introduce the different parts of a writer’s armor as it relates to the armor of God and what it means to put it on.
Am I Called to Write? How to Know and What to Do About It
with Lori Hatcher ~ Track: General
Most writers leave a conference pumped up and empowered. Then they go home. The doubts, fears, and insecurities they left behind begin to whisper in their ears again. Head games—writers play them every day. Is winning the battle in our minds really just a matter of positive thinking, or does God have something to say about it?
This workshop offers a mix of sound biblical truth, humor, and common sense to empower the most insecure writer to answer God’s call to write boldly for Him, regardless of his or her ability, experience, or education. Addressing the areas of comparison, insecurity, and competitiveness, we’ll examine the biblical roots of each issue, walk through a five-step personal evaluation, and craft a unique mission statement designed to silence the voices that imprison our writing potential.
Plotting & Storytelling
with Shellie Arnold ~ Track: Writing Craft/Fiction
What makes some stories weak, while others seem to grab our attention? The stories that captivate us are the ones we don’t forget. They’re unforgettable because they’re relatable and believable and take an honest look at our humanity. We all know life doesn’t only happen outside ourselves, but also inside. That’s why our characters must have an inner journey and an outer journey. But weaving those journeys together can be tricky. In this teaching, I walk writers through a repeatable process they can customize to create great, unforgettable stories.