Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A Special Invitation to the Carolina Christian Writers Conference

by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden

Happy almost Valentine’s Day.

Have you already bought a special gift for your sweetie? If you are like my husband, he may ask you a few days before the occasion – What would you like for Valentine’s Day? May I make a suggestion? Registration for the Carolina Christian Writers Conference would be a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift for a writer. And if you don’t have a special someone in your life, gift yourself with a conference that will help you follow your writing dreams.

We are going to use a virtual format this year so you don’t even have to dress up, get in the car, or board a plane! You will have opportunities to meet with editors and professional writers just like always. These meetings will be held at the faculty member’s convenience either before or after the conference so you will not have to miss classes to participate in them. Once registered you need to email with your top three choices of people to meet with. If you have questions about who to meet with Wendy can help you with that as well.

If you are just getting started there are plenty of classes to help you learn the craft of writing such as Writing as a Career, Self-Editing, How to Write Articles, Building Blocks of Nonfiction, Using Fiction Techniques in Your Nonfiction, and more. If you have had a few things published, you may want to learn a new genre or explore an advanced form of writing in The Art of Laughter in Your Writing, How to Start a Podcast, Evaluating Your Publishing Options, and more. There are classes on the business side of writing, the craft, and marketing.

Courtney and Kelli will be with us to lead us in worship and we will have breakout rooms for every class.

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 led by Larry Leech called “Article, Blog or Book,” which will give you an opportunity to discern whether your idea is long enough for a book or if you should work on an article or blog. Help get your manuscript ready for an editor’s eye. There is an extra charge for this information-packed workshop.

We are also offering a complimentary Friday morning class at 11 o’clock led by Linda Goldfarb. She will walk us through some “Tips for Navigating a Virtual Conference.”

Our two days will be packed and there is so much more. We also have a contest that benefits our scholarship fund. You don’t have to be registered for the conference to enter the contest. However the deadline is February 15 so don’t wait too long to send your entry. Visit for all information.

The Carolina Christian Writers Conference is also a great stepping stone for other conferences. In May of 2021 the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference will be held at Ridgecrest just up the road in North Carolina. If you feel you need a little help in getting ready to attend Blue Ridge, join us in March for some great feedback and tips as to how to get your manuscript ready to take to a larger conference. All info for that conference can be found at

Can’t wait to meet you at a conference soon. You will be so glad you took advantage of this career-changing opportunity.


Linda Gilden is an award-winning writer, speaker, editor, certified writing and speaking coach, and personality consultant. Linda is the author of 19 books and over 1000 magazine articles. She enjoys every meeting with editors and knowing we are all part of the same team. Linda’s favorite activity (other than eating folded potato chips) is floating in a pool with a good book surrounded by splashing grandchildren—a great source of writing material!

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the best conferences I have ever attended. I'm glad we are meeting virtually this year. I'm looking forward to the wonderful conference. :-)