A Guest Post by
April Carpenter, Conference Director
While deciding what I should say in this blog post, I thought about James Watkins’ first keynote presentation, “Ten Creative Commandments.”
His third commandment is:
“Thou shalt hang around creative and funny people.”
There are two excellent ways to do this.
- Join a local writers group. The conference packet included information on Memphis writing groups for our local attendees. If you’re not from the Mid-South area, please check out the 2017 Christian Writers Market Guide’s list of writers groups for your state.
- Join our new Facebook page. Whether you attended this year, a previous year, or plan to attend in the future, we invite you to “like” our conference Facebook page once it’s created. Be sure you’re following this blog so you’ll know when the page goes live.
During the last keynote address, “I Have a Dream,” Jim encouraged us to make our dreams specific and realistic.
So… how is your writing going since the conference?
I pray you have thought about and written down your specific, realistic dreams and that you are pursuing them every day.
I pray that this year’s theme, “Changing the World with Words,” inspires you to create stories, articles, devotions, poems, Bible studies–whatever God has called you to write–that will change lives in a powerful way.
On behalf of the committee, we thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to join us. This year’s conference included 96 participants, nine presenters, and one keynote speaker.
Thank you, too, for your kind words in the evaluations and for the thank you cards you wrote the day of the conference.
We read each evaluation and truly take what you suggest to heart.
It’s not too late to give us your opinion. Please feel free to send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so glad you joined us this year, and hope to see you again in 2018.