Have you ever considered attending a writer’s conference? Whether you are a first-time attendee, a published author, a presenter, or even the conference director, you will leave blooming with these benefits.
Fellowship – There is nothing like sitting in a room full of like-minded writers. The first time you do so, it may be difficult to comprehend. All of the people around you share your love of putting words onto paper to inspire others. Friends who you meet at a Christian writer’s conferences often become life-long friends, encouragers, prayer partners, and confidantes.
Encouragement – As you hear speakers and chat with other attendees, you will no doubt be encouraged. Others have similar questions and struggles. You will be encouraged to know that you are not alone in your writing pursuit (as it may feel when you are working alone at your computer).
Education – Learning new information about the writing craft, submitting proposals, completing a manuscript, and marketing your book are unique to writer’s conferences. You will no doubt come with questions and leave armed with information to take you to the next step in your writing.
Affirmation – Writing in the Christian market is so much more than just cranking out words. It is a calling to serve others by putting down words to inspire. It is a calling to be transparent, so that God’s love and grace can shine through you. One of the loveliest parts of a conference, is the affirmation that God is calling you to be used for this purpose.
Challenge – A Christian writer’s conference sends you on your way with a challenge to use what you have learned to follow Christ, humbly and obediently as a writer.
Are you considering attending a writer’s conference this year? What benefits do you look forward to receiving?