Sneak Peek: Daniel Blackaby’s Presentations for W2I 2018

“The Journey Begins: Step-by-Step Preparation for Beginning the Writer’s Journey”

People often say, “It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish that counts.” The problem is, you can’t finish what you don’t start! So many talented writers never achieved their dream of finishing a book, simply because they never learned how to get started. They might have had dozens of amazing story ideas floating around in their heads, but they didn’t know what to do with them.

Don’t let this be you!

In my extremely practical workshop “The Journey Begins: Step-by-Step Preparation for Beginning the Writer’s Journey,” I’ll equip you with a simple step-by-step guide to help you start finally writing that book you’ve always wanted to write.

“Joining the Fellowship: A Fun Brainstorming Session about Your Book”

All the greatest heroes have faithful sidekicks. Frodo had Samwise, Aragorn, and Legolas; Harry Potter had Ron and Hermione; and Luke Skywalker had Han, Leia, and Chewbacca. The hero’s journey is treacherous and potentially fatal to anyone foolish enough to try traveling it alone. The writer’s journey is no different.

Many writers hold back, not because they don’t know how to write, but because they don’t know what to write about. Is this you? Are you looking for an idea to get you started? Have you hit a wall with your current story? Are you looking for that one idea that will take your story from good to great? If so, come join our fellowship!

In my workshop “Joining the Fellowship: A Fun Brainstorming Session about Your Book,” you’ll have the invaluable chance to discuss and brainstorm ideas for your next book along with a room full of amazingly talented storytellers. Come join the fellowship! Let’s live this writing adventure together.

“Heroic Writing: Overcoming the Obstacles to Find Victory in Your Writing”

A blank page.

The mere thought is enough to make even the greatest writers shake in terror. Writer’s block—the age-old arch-nemesis of the writer—has killed many promising novels. You may be the most talented writer on the planet, but if you can’t beat writer’s block, you’ll never fulfill your dream of writing a book.

Fortunately, like all other classic villains, writer’s block has a weakness. Writer’s block is scary, but it doesn’t have to be invincible. I published eight books in six years, not because I was the most skilled writer, but because I discovered how to win against writer’s block.

In my workshop “Heroic Writing: Overcoming the Obstacles to Find Victory in Your Writing,” I’ll share several simple tips and strategies to help you not only overcome writer’s block but also write more productively than ever before. So—armor up, grab your sword, and let’s slay this dragon together.


Daniel is a fifth-generation author and the grandson of Henry Blackaby (author of the best-selling Experiencing God Bible study). After publishing his first book as a twenty-three-year-old college student, Daniel went on to write several award-winning books in both fiction and nonfiction. His work includes the YA fantasy trilogy Lost City Chronicles as well as When Worlds Collide: Stepping Up and Standing Out in an Anti-God Culture and 7 Steps to Knowing, Doing, and Experiencing the Will of God for Teens.

Daniel has a passion for using the creative arts and the Christian imagination to enrich and transform today’s culture. To this aim, he has traveled across the country and to four different continents to encourage creative Christians of all ages to leverage their amazing God-given gifts for a higher purpose.

Daniel has a BA in English and an MDiv in theology and is currently pursuing a PhD in Christianity and the Arts.

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