Posts By: Mona Hodgson

The Top Five Things You Shouldn’t Do in Kids’ Devotions

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BLOGGER: KRISTEN GEARHART Managing Editor, Keys for Kids Reviewing Pre-Submission Manuscripts for Editorial Review and Meeting with Writers at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, March 18-22.   THE TOP FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T DO IN KIDS’ DEVOTIONS Every year, I receive hundreds of children’s devotional submissions for publication consideration at Keys for Kids Ministries—from both […]

The Gratitude Jar

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BLOGGER: JOY HARRISON Joy manages the Writers’ Conference Bookstore in Ivy (Upstairs street-side corner of the dining hall).   THE GRATITUDE JAR I’ve been fortunate the last decade and more to be part of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Most of the time I am in the Writers’ Conference Bookstore helping attending authors check […]

Strategies for First Time Conference Goers

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A writer as green as spring grasses arrived at the San Jose Airport, looked for the Mount Hermon Shuttle Sign, boarded a van, and began an adventure into the publishing industry that resulted in long-lasting relationships that deepened her spiritual roots and nourished her as a writer and speaker. I’m that writer. Mona Hodgson. Twenty-eight years […]

Making Friends at Conference

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BLOGGER: TAMELA HANCOCK MURRAY A Literary Agent with The Steve Laube Agency, Tamela will teach an Afternoon Workshop, participate in an Agents Q&A, and meet with potential clients at the 2016 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference next month. MAKING FRIENDS AT CONFERENCE Conference time is exciting for everyone, especially those who are looking forward to […]

Checklist for Conference Deadlines

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IMPORTANT CONFERENCE DEADLINES With so many SPECIAL FEATURES that make the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference a favorite among writers, editors, and agents, I thought it might help you with your prep to see a listing of the opportunities with deadlines.   MARCH 1, 2016 Application for Pre-Conference Writing Genre Clinics ~ March 1, 2016 The […]

The Right–and the Left–Way to Prepare for Writers’ Conferences

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  BLOGGER: SARAH SUNDIN Historical novelist Sarah Sundin will serve as a mentor for the Morning Mentoring Clinic, teach an Afternoon Workshop, and serve on the Critique Team at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference, March 18-22, 2016. THE RIGHT–AND THE LEFT–WAY TO PREPARE FOR WRITERS’ CONFERENCES Are you a left-brained, analyzing writer? Are you a […]

The Name Your Character Game

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BLOGGER: CRYSTAL BOWMAN Crystal Bowman will serve as a children’s writers’ mentor in the Pre-Conference Next Level Clinic, teach an Afternoon Workshop, and serve on the Critique Team at the 2016 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.   THE NAME YOUR CHARACTER GAME I’ve been writing children’s books for two decades and have learned many things along the way. Writing […]

At the Cross

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BLOGGER: JESSE FLOREA Editor, Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. Major Morning Track Instructor, Magazine Writing: Starting Point or Destination? Reviewing Pre-Submission Manuscripts for Editorial Review and Meeting with Writers.   AT THE CROSS There’s a reason Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference occurs during Palm Sunday every year. And it’s not just so David Talbot can lift […]

Pre-Conference Next Level Clinic ~ 12 Reasons Why

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The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference is packed with Extra Features. The Pre-Conference Next Level Clinic is a favorite among writers wanting to take their writing to the Next Level.   12 Reasons to Take Advantage of the 2016 Next Level Clinic opportunity! The ability to focus on your work-in-progress in a small group without […]