Monday, February 29, 2016

Carolina Christian Writers Conference

Edie here. We're ramping up into writing conference season. I've already attended two this year as part of the faculty—Asheville Christian Writers Conference and Florida Christian Writers Conference. I'll be part of another one in a couple of weeks, the Carolina Christian Writers Conference. Linda Gilden is the director and a good friend. Today I persuaded her to give us a preview of what to expect!

Carolina Christian Writers Conference

by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden

Do you have an idea for a book and have no clue where to start? Have you always wanted to write a book and can’t find anyone to show you how? Are you an expert in your field and would love to share that expertise through articles? Has the publishing world always seemed like a mystery? Or are you looking for a publisher for a completed manuscript?

If you are struggling to find a way to get a writing career off the ground, look no more! The place for you is the Carolina Christian Writers Conference. March 11-12, 2016, at the Hangar of Spartanburg, SC’s First Baptist Church, professional writers, editors, agents, and publishers will be waiting to answer all your questions and more.

Carolina Christian Writers Conference will once again help new writers get started on their journeys, give established writers new opportunities for publication, and show advanced writers the next step for progress.

Bob Hostetler
Dawn Smith Jordan
Keynote speaker this year will be Bob Hostetler. Dawn Smith Jordan, author and former Miss South Carolina, will lead worship. Joining them will be representatives from AMG Publishers, Ambassador International, Broad Street Publishers,, EA Book Publishing, JourneyForth Publishers, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Mollie Green Magazine, New Hope Publishers, Whoa! Magazine, and more. Professional writers Candy Arrington, Lisa Carter, Cheri Cowell, Michelle Cox, Edna Ellison, Jimmie Davis, Linda Gilden, Larry Leech II, Edie Melson, and Karen Whiting will be there to encourage you and give you tips as to how to move your writing along to the next level. They have been where you are and would love to help you. Agent Les Stobbe will give you advice as to how your writing fits into the big picture of publishing. Nancy Lohr, Sam and Tim Lowry, Beth Patch, Gloria Penwell, Cindy Sproles complete the faculty.

If you have never attended a writers conference, don’t wait another minute. There is no better vehicle for encouragement, inspiration, networking, learning, and opportunities to pitch your work. There will also be an optional Friday morning session called “Your Book Doctor.,” which will give you an opportunity to work on your own book idea, proposal, or manuscript to ready it for an editor’s eye.

Full information is on the website at You can register today. Don’t let this opportunity go by to start your writing career or take your career to the next level. There is room for you! Sign up today and bring a friend.


Linda Gilden is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She finds great joy (and excellent writing material) in time spent with her family. Helping writers understand PSL is one of the things she also loves to do through her newest book, Called to Write. This month she is excited about having a chance to set new goals for the new year and maybe even do a few more rewrites!

To find out more about Linda, her writing, and her ministry, visit You can also connect with her on Twitter @LindaGilden and Facebook at Author Linda Gilden.


  1. Linda, I enjoyed your Personality workshop at FCWC. Thank you for your insights on personality and how it relates to writers.

    1. So glad, Sharron. Thank you. It was great to see you again. It was a great time of learning and fellowship. Congratulations on your awards and blessings on your writing.

  2. I LOVE the Carolina Christian Writers Conference, Linda! You've put together a great conference environment for writers at all levels to learn and grow. I highly recommend it to new and experienced writers.

  3. Thank you, Vonda! You have been an important part of the conference. What a blessing it is to help others realize their dreams of writing. If you are reading this and want to be a writer or even think you want to be a writer, join us and see what God has in store for you.