Kristen Stieffel

Kristen Stieffel is a freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction and is associate editor of Havok, a flash fiction magazine focused on the science fiction and fantasy genres. She provides a full range of editorial services and has worked on a variety of projects including business nonfiction and Bible studies, but she is a novelist at heart and has edited novels in many genres for both the general market and the Christian submarket. Kristen is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Christian Editor Connection and is a Word Weavers International mentor. Website:



The Continuous Critique Track

(Must Pre-Register @ 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.

Shellie Arnold and Kristen Stieffel
CCT Leaders