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Weekend with The Writers-Home Version

Space is limited!

Is your head spinning from all of the writing and publishing information out there and you're not sure what your next step is? 

Do you want to improve your craft?

Do you want to spend one on one time with an author who has been where you are?

Do you want to spend one on one time with an agent who is actively seeking new clients?

*Are you currently working on a fiction novel?

If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, then... 

Join Lynette, Edie Melson, Alycia Morales, and Tamela Hancock Murray at Lynette's home for the 2018 Weekend with The Writers mini-conference, Aug 3-4, 2018 with an optional add-on brainstorming session on Aug 5th. Space is limited to 10 people. ****80% FULL!!

*PREREQUISITE: MUST HAVE A FICTION NOVEL IN PROGRESS

The Details

Spend valuable time with best-selling, award-winning author Lynette Eason and special guests. The special thing about this conference is that SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 10 people who register. You will join Lynette and friends, Edie Melson,  Alycia Morales and Tamela Hancock Murray at Lynette's home in Greenville, SC for this conference.

This smaller, more intimate crowd will give you time to:

  • ask questions in a round-table type forum 
  • ask questions related to the novel you are currently working on
  • learn self-editing tips and tricks
  • learn from a social media expert
  • learn from authors who remember well what it was like to seek publication
  • soak in information about what agents are looking for and how to make yourself and your writing stand out
  • one one one appointments with faculty (appointments are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis only)
  • gain valuable insight as to how you can grow as a writer
  • network with like-minded writers and develop lifelong friendships
  • AND MUCH MORE! 


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Lynette Eason

Event Host & Author

Lynette Eason is the award-winning, bestselling author of over thirty books. Lynette writes for Revell and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have finaled or won awards in contests such as The Maggies, Inspirational Readers Choice Award, The Carol, ECPA Book of the Year, The Selah, and others. Her most recent wins are the Carol Award in 2013 and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award in 2014. She began her teaching career in the public school classroom and has since moved to teaching at conferences all over the country. 

Lynette often speaks at women’s conference and retreats, but finds her first love is teaching writing. In her spare time she can be found hanging out with her family, loving on her nieces and nephews, traveling, and…um…writing. Lynette and her husband Jack live in South Carolina with their two teenagers. Life is never boring, that’s for sure!

           
  Director Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference    Edie Melson —author, blogger, speaker—has written numerous books, including her most recent fiction – Alone, and nonfiction –  While My Child is Away . She’s also the military family blogger at  Guideposts.org .   Her popular blog,  The Write Conversation , reaches thousands each month and is one of Writer’s Digest Top 101 Websites for Writers. She’s the director of the  Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference  and the Vice President of the  Advanced Writers and Speakers Association , as well as the Social Media Director for  Southern Writers Magazine .

Director Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Edie Melson—author, blogger, speaker—has written numerous books, including her most recent fiction – Alone, and nonfiction – While My Child is Away. She’s also the military family blogger at Guideposts.org

Her popular blog, The Write Conversation, reaches thousands each month and is one of Writer’s Digest Top 101 Websites for Writers. She’s the director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and the Vice President of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, as well as the Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine.

  Alycia W. Morales  is an award-winning freelance editor and author. Her clients have won the Selah Award, BRMCWC Director’s Choice Award, and many others. Her writing has been published in  Thriving Family magazine,  Splickety Love , and several compilation books. She is a member of ACFW, the president of Cross n’ Pens critique group, and a BRMCWC Conference Assistant.  Alycia blogs at  The Write Editing  and  Life. Inspired.  Connect with her on  Facebook  and  Twitter .

Alycia W. Morales is an award-winning freelance editor and author. Her clients have won the Selah Award, BRMCWC Director’s Choice Award, and many others. Her writing has been published in Thriving Family magazine, Splickety Love, and several compilation books. She is a member of ACFW, the president of Cross n’ Pens critique group, and a BRMCWC Conference Assistant.

Alycia blogs at The Write Editing and Life. Inspired. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tamela Hancock Murray

Literary agent

Tamela Hancock Murray is a full-time literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency. She has been involved in publishing since the mid-1990s, and has been a literary agent since 2001. In her earlier life as a bestselling, award-winning Christian author, she published nonfiction with Barbour Publishing and fiction with Barbour Publishing and Summerside Press.
As a literary agent, Tamela finds great reward in helping talented authors find homes for their work with top publishers. Christians have much to offer and teach through books, and Tamela is humbled and honored to partner with many successful authors.
Tamela has been married to her own Prince Charming for over thirty years, and they have been blessed with two lovely princesses. She enjoys Christian romance novels and finds great inspiration in reading the devotional works of authors such as Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. She enjoys spending time with her family, preparing gourmet meals for them, and can often be seen tooling around Northern Virginia in her little red sporty sedan.

Please follow Tamela:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamela-Hancock-Murray/118800601562937?ref=hl
Twitter: @Tamela_Murray
You can also find out more at www.tamelahancockmurray.com and www.stevelaube.com

THE DETAILS

$279 per person EARLY BIRD
$329 after July 1, 2018
Limited to the first 10 people.

 
Hotel is NOT included.
Transportation is NOT included.
 
Food and teaching ARE included.*
GF options provided.*

******THIS IS A SCENT FREE CONFERENCE****** Please, no perfumes or scented lotions. Some of our attendees and faculty are extremely sensitive and may become sick if exposed to the scents. THANK YOU!

Tentative Schedule subject to change as needed:
 
Friday – 5p-9:30p
 
4:45 arrival and greetings
5:00 – 6:00 - dinner
6:05 – 6:20 – Break (15 min appt)
6:20 – 7:15 – Workshop 1 – Biggest mistakes in fiction and how to avoid them/First Page Feedback - Lynette Eason/Tamela Hancock Murray
7:20 - 7:35 – break (15 min appt)
7:35 – 8:30 – Workshop 2 – Characters your readers will love—and love to hate - Lynette Eason
8:30 – 9:00 – questions, snacks, and wrap up - mingle with faculty
9:00 - 9:30 - break (15 min appts)
9:30 - depart for hotel
 
 
Saturday 9a-5p
 
8:45 – arrive on time – grab some coffee/juice/water
9:00 – 9:55 – Workshop 3 – Plotting – creating scenes that rivet your readers/avoiding episodic writing - Lynette Eason
9:55 –10:10 – Break/snacks/coffee
10:10 – 11:05 – Workshop 4 – Self-Editing for writers – Alycia Morales
11:10 - 11:25 – Break (15 min appt)
11:25 - 12:20 – Workshop 5 – Conflict and Cliffhangers - Lynette Eason
12:20 - 1:30 – lunch and Q&A with authors and agent
1:30 – 2:30 – Workshop 6 – Social Media tips and tricks for fiction writers – Edie Melson
2:30 - 3:15 – Break and pictures (15 min appt)
3:15 - 4:15 - Workshop 7 –  Agents and more - Tamela Hancock Murray
4:15 – 4:30 – break and (15 min appt)
4:30 – 5:00 – questions/wrap-up/goodbyes
 
Tentative Menu: (catered by professionally trained chef, Tammy Karasek)
 
Friday night:
Salad with veggies – Ranch, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing options
Main course - Grilled chicken, green beans, baked potato
Dessert – ice cream sundae bar
 
Break snacks – fresh fruit – strawberries, pineapples and grapes
Drinks: Decaf/regular coffee with cream and sugar available, water, soft drinks
 
Saturday
Breakfast – at hotel
Drinks: Decaf/regular coffee with cream and sugar available, water, soft drinks, fruit juices (apple and orange)
 
Lunch: Salad with veggies – Ranch, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing options
Main course – Make your own deli sandwiches (Gluten Free Bread available) With ham, turkey, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo, mustard. Chips and pickle. Potato salad. Bowl of chili.
Desert – pecan pie, chocolate chip cookies, Gluten Free brownie with ice cream
Break snacks – fresh fruit – strawberries, pineapples and grapes
Drinks: Decaf/regular coffee with cream and sugar available, water, soft drinks
 
Sunday
9:00AM-12:00PM (with short breaks at 10:00 and 11:00)
 MORNING BRAINSTORMING SESSION
*Additional $90 per person.

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Breakfast at the hotel
Snacks provided (veggies, fruit, coffee, juice, tea, and water)
Lunch on your own.