Has it really been since May that I’ve written on the blog? Must rectify this!
2010 Faculty are all invited –a very exciting group of people will be here to teach and facilitate this coming event. We have some first time faculty who will bring some new flavors to what is already wonderful. There will be an Internet Major Morning Track besides a Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction Major Morning Track . . . things we’ve never done in the longer training sessions. Prolific fiction author and teacher, Tricia Goyer, will be teaching the Teen Track which should be great fun! One of her writing students won the Most Promising Writer award last year at 17 years old and has a contract for her first historical novel with a well-known publisher!
Awards continue to grow . . . this year we’ve added a new award for the Most Promising Teen Writer! Are there any home schoolers out there who have a group of students that like to write? Let’s get them motivated to start saving to come to this amazing conference where they’ll be well trained in the craft of writing. Come on, gang. Get writing!
And we have a NEW Fiction Contest as well. B&H Publishing Group is sponsoring a contest for “adding an additional ending” to Leanna Ellis’s new book, Blue Moon, which comes out in February 2010. Length of entries is limited to 3500 words. If you’re interested, purchase your book at the first of February and read it, then get your pencil sharpened (well, you computer techies know I’m speaking in a figure of speech) and “get the lead out” on the paper so you can turn your best idea in by March 1st. I know it doesn’t give you much time, but you can do it. Writers need goals, right? Details are up on the website–click “forms” at the top menu, then on “General Info for Writers” under that. Check it out. The winner will have some pretty wonderful opportunities.
In the meantime, continue to save your money and motivate some of your writing friends to do the same. Let’s pack the place out . . . for your creative growth and His sake!