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Resuming the journey: Writers meet, learn, and leave to share their stories
Three days after #Write2Ignite2018 Conference, Pilgrim continues, resuming his journey toward the Celestial City, while W2I conference participants return to their homes, nourished with new insights, methods, and connections.
FEEDBACK: The Write2Ignite Team is reviewing workshop, keynote, and conference evaluation forms received from those who attended. If you did not turn in forms, or if you have further feedback to offer, please submit comments or watch for future posts inviting comments, questions, or guest posts about specific conference elements.
NEW FEATURES at #Write2Ignite2018 included online editor/agent/presenter appointment signups, a photo “booth”, a Book Signing, a wandering Pilgrim/Christian enactor, a W2I kids’ devotional, and a publisher-sponsored writing and anthology contest. Please share about your favorites!
CHALLENGES: Losing our main tech support guy, Dylan, to a job out of state left a big gap to fill in the areas of projector connections, session recordings, and general tech assistance. With help from Team member April Williams, we worked through most “help” calls, but rest assured, we will making securing tech-savvy staff a key priority for Write2Ignite 2019!
Both Conference Critiques and participant conferences with editors, agents, and presenters were at an all-time high! We’ll be looking at ways to open even more time in future conference schedules to maximize these one-on-one (and possibly, small group) connections which allow individual writers to speak directly with one or more chosen professionals, to get input on specific writing projects, concepts, or marketing and publishing options.
How did #Write2Ignite2018 contribute to your writing journey? What are major takeaways for you, resuming your writing projects and pursuing publication and marketing pathways? We hope you will share these with us in the coming months, reporting ways that information, challenges, connections, and critiques received at W2I Conference are impacting your writing progress and success.
Helpful Information for Individual Appointments Signup for W2I September 21–22
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:
| 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…
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|
O Pilgrim, Where Art Thou?
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|
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 […]