Writers Conference

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HIs Message, Your Voice

by Shadia Hrichi The air was crisp when I ventured out early one morning to walk…

How Christian Writers’ Conferences Have Changed My Life

by Kathy Ide Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference Director I love Christian writers’ conferences! I…

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See Yourself as a Writer

by Blythe Daniel Over the years there have been messages I’ve heard from pastors or…

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Make 2017 the Year to Step Up

by Marci Seither Surveys say that 82 to 90 percent of Americans want to write…

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Scout’s Guide for Conference Attendees: Be Prepared

by Susan K. Stewart “I am a first-time ‘camper’ and am so excited that it’s…

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More Than Skin Deep: Getting to Know Your Characters from the Outside In

by Sarah Sundin My favorite part of writing is getting to know my characters. Although…

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10 Ways to Be Awkward at a Writer’s Conference

by Mary DeMuth My young adult kids overuse the word awkward. As in … they…

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Writing Workshops for Children’s Writers

The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference has opportunities for all writers, and this year we…

Extended Deadline for All Mentoring Clinics

by Jan Kern Do you have a writing project that’s nearly ready to be birthed?…

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Challenge Yourself

by Marci Seither One of the most often asked questions when I talk to school-age…

Homeschooled Students Get Career Help

by Susan K. Beatty Are you a Christian homeschooled teen or young adult who dreams…

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Writing a Captivating True Story

by Jan Kern What draws you into a nonfiction book or article and keeps you…

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Four Ways Money Can Add Depth to Your World

by Chris Morris Many novels hardly even mention currency in the story. And most characters…

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The Psalmist Had a Day Job

by Cynthia Ruchti For every writer who slogged through a day where interruptions outnumbered hours…

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17 Questions to Ask When Researching for Your Novel

by Sarah Sundin When I started writing my first World War II novel, I thought…

Harnessing the Magic of “After-Writing”

by Joseph Bentz I would like to declare a new stage of the writing process.…

Conference Connections

Are you attending the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference for the first time? Returning after…

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The Challenge of Writing for Children

by Crystal Bowman When people find out I write books for children, their response goes…

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The Power of a Mason Jar

by Marci Seither “Are you going to the Mount Hermon Christian Writers conference this spring?”…

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First-Timers Contest: Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of The First-Timers Contest. Congratulations to: Ann Neumann…

First-Timers Contest For MH Writers Conference

When I attended my first writers’ conference years ago, I didn’t realize how dramatically it…

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

BLOGGER: KRISTEN GEARHART Managing Editor, Keys for Kids Reviewing Pre-Submission Manuscripts for Editorial Review and…

3 Things I Wish I’d Realized Before My 1st Mount Hermon Writers Conference

BLOGGER: JILL OSBORNE Children’s Author; Serving on the Critique Team, March 2016; Teaching an Afternoon Workshop…

The Gratitude Jar

BLOGGER: JOY HARRISON Joy manages the Writers’ Conference Bookstore in Ivy (Upstairs street-side corner of…

Strategies for First Time Conference Goers

A writer as green as spring grasses arrived at the San Jose Airport, looked for…