I’m not wasting money on a Christian Writer’s Conference

Posted: August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The title to this blog could mean one of two things; first I think attending a Christian writer’s conference is a waste of time and money or I believe they are not a waste of time and money.

I just returned from my annual trek to Langhorne Pennsylvania where I attend the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference and I decided after attending this conference for the last 5 years, it was time to put my thoughts on paper so to speak.

I have realized several things over the years:
If I was not a writer I would be a writer’s conference groupie. I would go just to hang out with some of the most amazing people I have ever come to know and love. I am so very blessed by the friendships I have made. The four short days we see each other seem to fly by in seconds and we head our separate ways across the country. The funny thing I have found is when we see each other again it’s as if no time has passed at all.

The second thing I learned was that we all struggle with fear and doubt regardless of our writing experience or lack thereof. We find encouragement and inspiration in the halls and classrooms on the campus of Cairn University.

The beautiful grounds of this campus, normally bustling with college students, becomes a retreat of sorts for writers in the Christian publishing world. We come from diverse backgrounds and all walks of like. The novice to the expert. We share ideas, successes and our failures. We laugh with each other and we cry with each other. We discuss how to take the message of the Gospel to the world through our writing but more importantly we share our love for our Savior Jesus Christ.

I love all the classes where I learn everything from how to write a book proposal that won’t end up in the trash to promoting my work through social media. But the thing I love the most is what happens at the end of every day.

After a long day of learning, after we listen to the evening keynote speaker enlighten us to an important issue we all make our way back to Heritage Hall. We gather around in comfy chairs and share our lives. We might even play a card game and every now and then someone will break out a guitar and sing. We build friendships that will last a life time and beyond.

If you want to experience the things that I have come to look forward to every year I suggest you go to http://www.Philadelphia.writehisanswer.com and register for next years conference.

As you probably figured out. I’m not wasting money on a Christian Writer’s Conference, I’m enjoying every minute of my investment.

  1. regener8ted says:

    Reblogged this on Regener8td's Blog and commented:

    As we approach this years conference I decided the was appropriate.

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