Helpful Information for Individual Appointments Signup for W2I September 21–22

Please take a look at the information below. Announcements will display on the overhead screen before and after keynote addresses in the Hayes Ministry Center.

We’re excited to unveil our online signup sheets for the 15-minute appointments!

Attendees may sign up, and participating publishers, editors, and agents may check their schedules, by copying and pasting this URL into a search engine:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eo18M4WHiosfZqxK1KXtELnAYy4ENqUiuCGjBGX5KsQ/edit?ts=5b9efdf3

 W2I Appointments

Author, Editor or Agent Appointments Carol Baldwin Wanda Barbella Samantha Bell Daniel Blackaby Session A 8:15am Not Available Not Available 8:30am 8:45am Session B 10:30am Not Available Not Available 10:45am 11:00am Session C 12…

docs.google.com

Conference attendees: To sign up for an appointment, simply scroll down until you see the (1–2) names of people you want to consult. (If you don’t have a way to do that, we’ll have a manned laptop nearby to help you.) Then check the available times, and type your name into an open space. Be sure to show up at the right time!

If editors, presenters, or agents you prefer don’t have any time available, you can still speak to them at the informal reception after Friday evening’s keynote address or visit with them during meal times. (The reception begins at 8:45 pm in the Hayes Ministry Center.) So don’t be shy!

~Brenda Covert, Critique Coordinator

 

Pilgrim has been approaching the Celestial City for weeks, knowing that on one hill is a place where he’ll find not only rest but a circle of friends and instructors. Fellowship, refreshment, and zeal for companions committed to taking messages of beauty and truth to others, both on the pathway and not yet there, await him.

Date: September 20, 2018—September 27, 2018
Appearance: Nearly there—unexpected blessings where journeys meet
Format: Vlog

O Pilgrim, Where Art Thou?

O Pilgrim, where art thou? A better question might be, Where can we find Pilgrim tomorrow?

The way to his longed-for destination, the Celestial City, passes through many places, some welcome and some not. Fortunately, he expects a blessing when the path enters North Greenville University, where there are mountains in sight and a promise of fellowship, grace-filled conversation, and deeper insight in the ways of sharing intersections between his story and the divine story. Look for him when you enter Write2Ignite Conference!

Storytelling is active. It’s something all people do: it’s in our DNA. Pilgrim hears others’ stories and tells his own to anyone who will listen. The compulsion to share stories is what we writers have in common. It drives us to think, remember details, write, and get stories out to others.

Date: September 19, 2018
Appearance: Storytelling: The Pilgrim Journey
Format: Vlog

Seasons of a Writer’s Life

by Ava Pennington

The calendar tells us that it’s time for the seasons to change again. Still, beyond winter, spring, summer, and fall, we experience other seasons, too. We move through seasons of life as we parent babies and teenagers, experience empty nests, and become caregivers for our own parents. Writing adds another layer to already full lives. So […]

Giving thanks, resting for the journey ahead, and waiting for signs to move forward.

As rescue efforts continue for SC and NC coastal residents who anticipate a long journey of rebuilding after flood damage, many are in waiting mode. They know what must be done, but they can’t yet do it. Similarly, Pilgrim’s journey includes times when moving forward isn’t possible, and Pilgrim must wait for God’s intervention through change of circumstances. At other times, Pilgrim’s thinking needs to change: he’s stuck until he recognizes that God gave him tools he has forgotten to use.

A writing conference can help those whose creative projects have been in such a “hold” pattern. What circumstances need to change before you can make progress? What tools has God provided that you haven’t used or even recognized?

Join Pilgrim at Write2Ignite 2018 as we share and learn how to let God direct our writing journeys!

Teachable Spirit

by Ava Pennington

I recently submitted thirty-one devotions for a national ministry’s monthly devotional for its supporters. The batch I submitted last year was well received, and I hoped for a similar reaction. This time, the editor’s response was not quite what I expected. She complimented the writing style and general content. But most of my submissions were […]