Edie Melson—author, blogger, and speaker is a prolific writer with years of experience in the publishing industry. As a leading professional within the industry, she travels to numerous conferences as a popular keynote, writing instructor and mentor. Her top-ranked blog for writers, The Write Conversation—a 2017 Writer’s Digest Top 101 Websites for Writers—reaches thousands each month, and she’s the Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. She’s the Vice President of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and the Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine. She’s also a regular columnist for Guideposts.org, Just18Summers.com and PuttingOnTheNew.com. She and her husband, Kirk, have been married 36 years and raised three sons. They live in Simpsonville, SC. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
Nonfiction A to Z
Earning a living as a writer today is much different from the days of yore. In some ways harder, some easier. Truthfully though, the majority come as opportunities in the field of nonfiction. Edie Melson breaks down the different income streams necessary for the enterprising writer. So whether your focus is fiction or nonfiction, if you want to move from hobbiest to income-earner this is the class for you.
The Basics of Building a Novel World You Love, But Not too Much
Attendees will learn all the components of effective world building, A lot of examples will revolve around speculative fiction, but historical and contemporary worlds will also be addressed. Included in the information will be: