Marti Pieper’s passion to read, write, and pray makes her life an adventure. In 2005, her involvement in a prayer project led her to assist Brent and Deanna Higgins as they told their son’s compelling story. The resulting memoir, I Would Die for You: One Student’s Story of Passion, Service, and Faith (Revell, 2008) became a young adult best-seller that is now a missions classic.
Today, Marti continues to use her gifts as author, collaborative writer (writing nonfiction books for others), editor (check out the “Editing” tab on her website) and conference speaker. Out of the Dust: Story of an Unlikely Missionary, the most recent of her eight nonfiction books, received AWSA’s Golden Scroll Nonfiction Merit Award.
Marti is wife to worship pastor Tom and mom to five young adults. Find Marti at www.martipieper.com or serving as chaplain at the FCWC.
Do you have a life story the world needs to hear? Do you want to leave a legacy in print for family, friends, and beyond? In this workshop, Marti discusses the do’s and don’ts of this popular genre, including the importance of a narrative thread, how thinking small makes a big difference, and the mystery of marketability. Regardless of which publishing venue you choose or whether you write fiction or nonfiction, the skills learned in memoir-writing can enhance your work and help you tell your story in ways that touch the world.
Ethics for the Christian Writer
Today’s publishing climate provides as many ethical challenges as it does opportunities: How true should my true-life story be? When and why do I need permissions for the quotes and illustrations I use? How do I acknowledge those who have helped along the way? How does my character influence my writing? Come explore the answers to these questions and more.