Have you heard who’s speaking at our 2012 Mount Hermon Writers Conference? Well known speaker and author, Liz Curtis Higgs, has accepted our invitation to keynote, March 30-April 3, 2012. Learn more about her at www.lizcurtishiggs.com.
Liz will make you hold your sides with laughter, motivate you in your writing, and make you think about spiritual things in light of your projects, all in the same breath. If she was the only thing scheduled, it would be worth it, but there’s going to be much more . . .
Since the industry has recently been affected by e-books and self-publishing on the internet, we’re going to put more of an emphasis on finding out what’s involved in this area. Learn from Advanced e-book authors, James Scott Bell and Randy Ingermanson, some intermediate e-book gurus, and some who have just tried it recently and been successful. We hope to hit every level of writer in the process so you know what you’re getting into if you think this is what you’d like to do.
But we aren’t forgetting the value of our book houses and editors of magazines, either. Check out our faculty listing on the web www.mounthermon.org/writers to see who will be here to instruct you in the traditional art of publication. There are some great ones coming.
And this year we have EIGHT agents as well. In the past years agents have been the avenue for most successful writers being signed to contracts. Have you even considered this? Do you have a project that would warrant talking with an agent? It’s worth a try, isn’t it? This is a great spot to have that chance for networking with industry people.
Of course, there are the other intangibles that make this conference worth it’s price . . . connecting with other writers and finding encouragement and support, gaining instruction from our 8 Major Morning Tracks and the 40 afternoon workshops, enjoying some wonderful food around tables of eight, taking a break for a soul refreshing hike on our Sequoia Trail, or meeting an editor or a friend in the Snack Shop for a good talk and some awesome homemade ice cream.
Spring is a spectacular time of year in California, so don’t forget a camera to capture the incredible beauty of the towering redwoods, the splashes of color from the Dogwood trees, or Azaleas and Rhodedendrun bushes. It’s one of the best places on earth at the end of March!! Particularly if you’re from the Midwest or further East–get out of the snow and join us!
The website goes live tomorrow morning, 8:00 PTS. We look forward to having you here!