Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kentucky Christian Writers Conference

One fact I learned early in my writing career was the importance of attending writers’ conferences. The benefits of writers’ conferences are gaining almost more information than our minds can hold, meeting with agents and publishers to present our proposals in the hopes of getting our works published, and the friendships we make at conferences are like icing on the cake.

Last weekend, I attended the 2013 Kentucky Christian Writers Conference in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Even though all 17 of the annual conferences have been great, this year’s conference was absolutely incredible. Dennis “Doc” Hensley was our keynote speaker. If you even have the opportunity to meet and listen to “Doc”, don’t miss it. The worship, led by Simeon Amburgey was amazing Spirit-filled worship, the food was yummy, the workshops were exactly what we needed, the first ever KCWC Taste of Kentucky Event was incredible, and the fellowship was wonderful.

The entire conference was so incredibly, 9 attendees, so far, have pre-registered for 2014. And, you can also. Go to www.kychristianwriters.com and pre-register for the 2014 conference. You’ll receive a couple special perks for pre-registering. Plus, Liz Curtis Higgs will be the keynote speaker. I don’t want to miss her and I don’t think you will either.

Continually educating ourselves in our craft of writing is what makes us great writers. Any conference you can attend, take advantage of it. And, don’t forget to pre-register for the 2014 Kentucky Christian Writers Conference.

Nellotie Porter Chastain
Author of Breath Of The Mountain
Martin Sisters Publishing

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