All faculty are available for free one-on-one 15-minute appointments!
Be sure to complete and return your Appointment Request form that you will receive when you register. For your appointments to be booked in the order that you registered, your form must be submitted online by July 15. That means early registrants do NOT need to rush. It is wise to wait until all the editorial needs are posted. All appointment requests must be received by July 30.
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For more information on editorial needs, be sure to check the The 2019 Christian Writer’s Market Guide available at a discount from the Write His Answer Bookstore. To help you prepare for GPCWC, I encourage you to also check out the other titles in our bookstore. There is no shipping charge for orders over $35, and all the books are discounted. Book sales help us meet conference expenses.
Dave has degrees in journalism and theology, and over 30 years of experience in writing and editing. He has served in editorial management positions for Christian book publishers and was regional editor for the largest Protestant weekly newspaper in the country.
Dave has published seven books, written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and edited numerous books. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences. Two of his books, Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract and A Christian Writer’s Guide to the Book Proposal, are based on his experience in Christian publishing. The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy, Dave’s first novel, reflects his love for history and for the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan-Doyle.
Dave and his wife, Jacque, live in south-central Pennsylvania and have two adult sons.
Workshop T8 – Turn Your Preaching or Teaching into Writing (Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30)
How to get the content of your messages into written form. This workshop helps you move beyond a mere transcript to a polished .
Click here for genres David is interested in representing and availability for paid critiques. Please note: Since David is only able to be with us on Thursday, he will do appointments and paid critiques Thursday afternoon.
Linda is an experienced editor, reviewer, multi-published author, and speaker. She has worked as a professional reviewer for a romance site, and just loves anything to do with books. She's extremely active in the judging community and speaks at conferences nationwide. She is also a member of AWSA, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, which takes her speaking from libraries to ladies’ teas, churches, and conferences. Linda understands writers, because she IS a writer. Linda loves to work with new writers, taking them from newbies to well-established authors. She is married with three children and four grandchildren. Having served in the Air Force at a time when it wasn’t exactly politically correct for a woman, she blazed many firsts for women in the military. She has taught karate and self-defense for thirty years and was a national instructor and referee for the largest soccer youth group in the US for twenty-five years. She isn’t afraid to try something new.
Workshop 2E – What Do Editors and Agents Want? (Friday, 5:00 – 6:00)
Writers stumble through the motions as they do their best to guess what an agent is looking for. The answers are pretty simple if you know where and how to look. Learn from the mistakes of others: how NOT to get an agent. First and foremost, don’t allow your work ethic to identify you as an amateur.
Workshop 4A – Writing from the Heart (Saturday, 2:45 – 3:45)
What are you called to write and how does it fit in today’s industry?
Click here for genres Linda is interested in representing and availability for paid critiques.
Michelle S. Lazurek
Associate Literary Agent
WordWise Media Services
Michelle is a multi-genre award winning author, speaker, pastor's wife, and writing coach. She is a regular contributor for ibelieve.com and crosswalk.com, a movie reviewer for Movieguide Magazine, and a columnist for Leading Hearts Magazine. She also is a literary agent for Wordwise Media Services. When not working, she enjoys sipping a Starbucks latte, collecting 80s memorabilia, and spending time with her family and her crazy dog, Cookie.
Workshop T6 – Writing Books for Children (Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30)
Many people want to write for children. But how do you write engaging content that not only tells a story but also keeps a young audience engaged despite the instant gratification world in which we live? In this workshop, Michelle will address the following aspects of children’s writing:
Click here for genres Michelle is interested in representing and availability for paid critiques.