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Benefits of Attending Writers Conference

Benefits of Attending Writers Conference

There is no way I can overemphasize the many benefits of attending Mount Hermon Writers Conference.  Mount Hermon excels in both a practical and spiritual way.  When I first attended I thought I knew everything I needed to know about writing a novel.  Why, I had already written four and had agent representation over 15 years.  But, I had not yet sold a book!

My narrow focus in going to Mount Hermon was to connect with a publisher.  God had a lot to teach me about my writing, through fiction mentor groups and instructional workshops, which opened me up to a huge truth — I needed instruction. 

I wholly attribute my recent success in “breaking in” (four book contracts in 2009) to the loving and encouraging instruction I gained at the Writers Conference over the past few years.  And I cannot emphasize enough how fantastic the spiritual environment is.  Mount Hermon is a place you meet God face-to-face.  It is such a blessing to be among hundreds of other writers who love Him and want to bring Him, not themselves, glory. 

I look forward to attending Mount Hermon each year as my favorite activity.  I hope I am blessed to attend for the rest of my life!

Susanne Lakin’s novel, Someone to Blame (contemporary fiction) won the 2009 Zondervan First Novel competition in April, 2009, with a publication date of August 2010.  Lakin’s three fantasy novels in the Gates of Heaven series has been contracted with AMG-Living Ink Publishers.  Visit her website at

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