Welcome to the Florida Christian Writers Conference! We are so glad you stopped by to check out what we have in store for you this year. This conference is nestled in the heart of Florida at Lake Yale Conference Center. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, and the spreading Oak trees beckon you to sit beneath their limbs and write a page or two in your journal.

It’s an opportune week to meet agents and editors, award winning writers and others who have heard the same call to write.  Come attend workshops and continuing classes that will sharpen your pen, develop your platform, and strengthen your resolve. Critique groups, meetings with agents and editors, writing contests, and camaraderie with fellow writers make this week one to remember.

If you have a book inside of you, if you have the dream to publish that book, and you don’t know where to begin, come be encouraged and trained at the Florida Christian Writers Conference February 22-26.

 

Dr. Dennis Hensley will be our Keynote speaker and a workshop leader. We are looking forward to gleaning from his years in the industry, his expertise, and his heart. Click on the pages above to learn more about the conference directors, faculty and classes, and how to register. Also, read our blog to find out more about the publishing industry and preparation for the conference. Sign up for e-mail updates so you don’t miss great articles from our faculty. 

We hope you can join us!

 

 

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Faculty Interview with Shellie Arnold
Monday, January 16, 2017
Bethany Jett

Shellie Arnold writes and speaks on marriage and family. She truly believes that despite baggage, neglect, or mistakes, when husbands and wives listen to God, they can live happily even after. Her passion is sharing how God has helped her do exactly that. She maintains a blog at www.shelliearnold.com, and is the founder of YOUR MARRIAGE resources, video seminar teachings available through her web site. Shellie is a mother of three and has home-schooled for over twenty years. She lives in Ohio with her husband of thirty years. 


The Continuous Critique Track

(Must Pre-Register @ Shellie.Arnold1@att.net) If you’ve ever attended a writers conference and thought I wish I could actually work on my current project, this track is for you. Using Word Weavers International critique group guidelines, attendees will have the opportunity to refine their current work-in-progress. Pre-conference emails will be sent explaining formatting requirements and critique procedure, for those who aren’t familiar with the WW critique method. Participants will bring six pre-printed copies each, of 4-5 submissions of 1500 words. (That’s a potential 6000-7500 words critiqued. Awesome, right?)

Attendees will be placed in groups of no more than 6, according to genre. Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis to those who register for the entire conference. Come discover what you’re doing right, what needs improvement, and how to make those improvements. If we have enough interest, we will divide up by genre, with fiction, speculative/paranormal, and non-fiction groups.
 

In our exclusive interview, author Shellie Arnold goes in-depth on what to expect during the Continuing Critique Class (hint: you must pre-register — check out floridacwc.net under Faculty and Workshops for more details!), as well as which author she’s binge-reading to further develop her craft.