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 21-25.



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Writing is Secondary
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robin Luftig


I learned a very important lesson this spring when I attended the Florida Christian Writers Conference.

While grabbing a cup of coffee between sessions, I heard a voice calling my name. A woman—a stranger to me—ran up and reaching through the crowded hall, took my arm.

“Robin! I’m finally meeting you! I’ve been looking for you for two years.”

I stood stunned.

What had I done?

Had I offended her somewhere?

Why was she looking for me?

“You wrote a Facebook post that changed the way I look at things. I was in a place where I needed God’s comfort. What you wrote was exactly what I needed to read. I’ve been anxious to meet you all this time to tell you how important your words are.”

Boom! I had no idea. 

I love attending writers’ conferences and learning more about the craft of writing. Each class offers tools that help me get my message across to my awaiting audience—whomever that audience ends up being.

When I take classes on social media, I learn key points how to build my platform. But on this day, I learned that Social Media is so much more than growing your tribe. It’s a platform to encourage with our words.

Where else can writers gather and feel akin to one another? It doesn’t matter what genre we write: Fiction or nonfiction. Historical or fantasy. I feel confident to speak for the majority of writers I see at conferences. We all feel an emotional rush when we meet like-minded friends. And I bet most of us still get butterflies in our stomachs before giving a new elevator pitch.

But all that needs to remain secondary.

In everything I do, I must remember that God has blessed me and I need to point back to His goodness in my writing. 

I’m confident that one of God’s plan for my life is to share stories. I’m still fine-tuning that plan with Him.

Am I supposed to write fiction or nonfiction?

Am I a writer who also speaks, or am I a speaker who also writes?

I’m not sure what direction He’s pointing me, but while He and I maneuver this blessing of mine, I need to be cognizant that I cannot be flippant with my words—spoken or written.

I don’t expect the clouds to part or angels to appear with every Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post I send, but as an ambassador with a mission, I can’t post hateful, lewd, or suggestive thoughts or opinions on social media for public consumption.

And if God’s blessed you with writing talent, neither can you.

“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6

Enjoy writing. Enjoy the process. Even appreciate the heartache that comes with all the no’s when trying to be published. But make your first priority to do what God’s designed you to do. Don’t let the drama around you steer you away from your primary purpose. Be a beacon of light offering truth, not just another voice spewing opinions that do nothing but hurt others. 




Robin Luftig’s debut novel, Ladies of the Fire, is her current work in progress. While working on the novel, she andCyle Young (Hartline Literary Agency) are seeking publication of her nonfiction book, It Started with a Brain Tumor: Determining if God’s Grace and Mercy are Real. Luftig is a sought-after speaker and shares the many aspects of God’s mercy and grace at women’s retreats and conferences independently as well as for Stonecroft Ministries. She’s an active member of Word Weavers International where she serves as a mentor for writers. She and her husband Lew live in Central PA.