Hello and welcome to the 28th annual Florida Christian Writers Conference.

You may be asking yourself, "What's so special about FCWC?" That's a question with an easy answer.

1. We are bringing in one of the best-known, most beloved names in our industry as our keynote speaker. Robert Benson has spent his life writing and speaking about one thing: paying attention for the things in our everyday lives that point us to the presence of the Holy in our lives. About our practice and ritual and work and contemplation and the way such things can be reminders of who we are and who we are to become.*

2. We feature two pre-conference classes worth their weight in gold: 1) Book Proposal Studio (walk in with an idea, walk out with a book proposal), and 2) Book Pitch Workshop (walk in with an idea, walk out with a pitch for the writers and editors you'll meet over the next few days).

3. We bring in the top names in publishing--agents, editors, freelance writers, marketing geniuses, website designers ... just to name a few.

4. This year we will offer a writing/critique workshop that runs simultaneously to the conference. Conferees can choose by pre-registration to attend an intense time of working specifically on your work with trained critique experts from the Word Weavers International community. These sessions run during the blocks of time set for continuing classes. Afternoons are free to write, to attend workshops, to meet with agents, editors, etc. 

5. Finally, this year, like every year is guaranteed to feed your spirit, your craft, your relationships within a special communityof writers, and your need for fun! Our theme is Dancing on the Head of a Pen ... and to that end, we'll kick off on Wednesday night with a sock hop.

We look forward to either meeting you for the first time or seeing you again!
Eva Marie Everson
Mark Hancock
Directors, FCWC

*Taken from: http://books.upperroom.org/book-author/robert-benson/

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Just Do Your Part
Monday, October 12, 2015
Michelle Medlock Adams

Just another great place to write at FCWC



by, Michelle Medlock Adams


Whenever I speak at writers’ workshops and conferences, I often share my testimony of how God opened the publishing doors for me at my very first writers’ conference. In fact, I pitched two children’s books at that conference and ended up with two contracts from two different publishing houses. 

Then I always say, “God put His ‘super’ to my ‘natural,’ and I ended up with two contracts!”

Of course, that statement often raises questions, so I go on to explain that if I hadn’t researched what publishing houses were going to be at that particular conference, prepared my manuscripts in a professional manner, practiced my pitch, and made appointments to meet with those two publishers, I wouldn’t have walked away with two book contracts in the highly competitive children’s book market. See, I had to do my part so God could do His. 

If I would’ve stayed home from the conference and prayed for God to somehow get my stories published but never sent them off to any publisher, then I’d still be unpublished and “believing God” for His supernatural intervention.

You see, too many of us are waiting on God to act, but in reality, He is waiting on us to be obedient and do what He has called us to do in the natural, so He can add His “super” to it. 

                The Bible is full of examples of this principle. Let’s look at three: 

  • God told Moses to raise up his staff, and when he did, God parted the sea so that the Israelites could cross over on dry ground. But, Moses had to do his part—raising up his staff. (Exodus 14)


  • God instructed Joshua to have all of his men march around Jericho one time, every day for six days. Then, on the seventh day, they were instructed to march around the city seven times and have the priests blow the trumpets and the others shout the victory on that seventh time, and at that moment, God said He would do the supernatural—cause the wall around the city to fall down—which, of course, He did! But they had to do their part first—walking around the city, blowing the trumpets, and shouting. (Joshua 6)


  • There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and Jesus and His disciples were there with Mary, the mother of Jesus. When the wine ran out, Mary told Jesus the situation. Jesus told the servants to fill the six stone pots with water. So, they did. And, then Jesus told them to draw some out and take it to the headwaiter, which they did. When the headwaiter tasted the water, it had become wine. Jesus did the supernatural but the servants had to do their part—fill up the stone pots with water and draw some out to take to the headwaiter.  (John 2)


See, God will never do our part. But, if we will obey Him and do what we know to do, He will do His part, which always leads to the supernatural outcome we desire. So, if you’ve been waiting on God to do the supernatural in your life, ask Him what part He wants you to play, and then obey. His “super” is sure to follow…


Join the conversation: What is God nudging you to do?


 This article first appeared on Michelle's blog, “Deadlines, Grocery Lines, Laugh Lines” on Guidepost, October 7, 2015. 

Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 60 books, Michelle has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers and magazines since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University. Recently, her book, God Knows You, won “The SELAH Award” for best children’s book in 2014, as well as “Book of the Year.” Also, her children’s book, My Big Book of Prayers, won “The SELAH Award” for best children’s book in 2012, and Michelle’s book, Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood was named a Family Christian Bookstores Premiere Pick in 2006.

Michelle is also a blogger for Guideposts, writing twice weekly for “Deadlines, Grocery Lines, Laugh Lines.” When not working on her own assignments, Michelle ghostwrites books for celebrities and some of today’s most effective and popular ministers. She helped pen a New York Times Bestseller in 2008. Michelle is also a much sought after teacher at writers conferences and universities around the nation. In fact, she just finished serving as an adjunct professor at Taylor University last year, teaching “Writing for Children Boot Camp.” Michelle also loves speaking to women’s groups, youth groups, and congregations, encouraging others to discover their destinies in God. Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two college-aged daughters, Abby and Allyson, as well as a small petting zoo. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys cheering on the Indiana University Basketball team, the Chicago Cubbies, and the LA Kings.

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