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Then check out Jerry Jenkins's new online resource for writers: The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild - "Where Passionate Writers Learn to Sharpen their Skills and Stand Out from the Crowd."
I was a mentor for Jerry's Christian Writers Guild courses for nearly a decade and even took the Guild's Craftsman course when I branched into fiction. I loved the courses, working with the students, and watching them improve lesson by lesson and find direction. It broke my heart when the Guild shut down late last year.
But Jerry's heart has long been in been in paying back to the industry that has blessed him so much (a paraphrase of his own words), and he searched for ways to continue to help stock the pool of Christian writers.
Here's what Jerry has to say about his new website: "I'd love to come alongside you in your writing journey. I created the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild for one purpose: to help you become the writer you want to be."
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All this, plus his weekly blog on writing, all "designed to help you improve, publish, or market your book."
I've signed up. I know the quality of material Jerry Jenkins produces. I have glimpsed into his heart - a heart that loves the Lord and wants to serve Him anyway he can, a heart that wants to help you become the writer you can be.
Click here to visit his website and get more information.
The one-day Writing Success XXII writers conference in Stoneboro, Pa., is just around the corner.
The keynote speaker is DiAnn Mills, the best-selling, Christy Award winning author of over 55 novels from such publishers as Tyndale House, Zondervan, and Barbour. She's a founding member of American Christian Fiction Writers, is the current president of RWA's Faith, Hope, and Love chapter, and was a mentor for the Christian Writers Guild Craftsman course.
Her keynote address is "From Fearful to Focused."
Click here to check out the conference online at Writing Success XXII.
You can also register online.
I'll be teaching how to "Strengthen Your Online Presence" in a two-hour, hands-on workshop. I hope to see you there.