Handouts 2021


Disclaimer: These handouts have been prepared for the 2021 Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference and are available only to those who have registered and/or have bought the CDs. Please respect the copyright and print only for your own use. If you wish to use them in any other forum, please contact the workshop presenter to get his/her permission. Thank you!


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May 6                The Dreaded “E” Word with Edwina Perkins

June 8 & 15       Developing a Great Nonfiction Pitch with Karen Whiting



4:00-5:00 pm     Kick Out Cliches and Christianese with Ava Pennington

7:00-8:00 pm     Brandstorming with Dick Bruso



CS1     Impact Our Culture

            Thursday 10:30-11:45             America at the Crossroads with Charles Patricoff

            Thursday 4:00-5:15                 The Burden of the Watchman with Michael Gantt

            Friday 10:30-11:45                  Preserving the Family with Rick Marschall

            Friday 4:00-5:15                      Victory Through Voice with Victoria Dorshorn

            Saturday 10:30-11:45             Engage! with Bill Watkins

            Saturday 3:15-4:30                 Get Out of the Boat with Angie Bass Williams

CS2     Writing (and Selling!) Personal Experience Stories with  B.J. Taylor

CS3     The Novelist's Toolbox with Terry Brennan

CS4     From Idea to Manuscript to Masterpiece with Sharon Norris Elliott

CS5     Go Indie

            Thursday 10:30-11:45      Introduction to Hybrid Publishing with Larry Carpenter

            Thursday 4:00-5:15          Understanding the Do-It Yourself Process with Linda Goldfarb

            Friday 10:30-11:45           Taking Your Self-Publishing from Good to Great: 6 Deadly Self-
                                                     Publishing Mistakes and How to Fix Them—Part 1 with Karen
                                                     Bouchard and Michael Klassen

            Friday 4:00-5:15               Taking Your Self-Publishing from Good to Great: 6 Deadly Self-
                                                     Publishing Mistakes and How to Fix Them—Part 1 with Karen
                                                     Bouchard and Michael Klassen

            Saturday 10:30-11:45       Front Matter, Back Matter with David Fessenden

            Saturday 3:15-4:30          How to Design Your Book Cover and Write Your Title and Back
                                                     Cover Copy with Amy Deardon

CS6     Write Nonfiction Books that Change Lives with Jim Watkins

CS7     Picture Books Clinic with Pam Halter and Kim Sponaugle

CS8     Serve Your Audience: The #1 Way to Grow a Rock-solid Platform with Patricia Durgin


WORKSHOP 1— THURSDAY 11:50-12:50

1A     Overcome Writer's Block with Amy Deardon

1B     Does My Writing Offend You? with Edwina Perkins

1C     Deep, Deep, Deep Deeper POV with Linda Glaz

1D     How to Write Devotions People Love to Share with Beth Patch

1E     Publishing 101 with Deb Haggerty

1F     Make the Most of Little Tools with Karen Whiting

1G     Utilize the Digital Mission Field with Dr. Mel Tavares



2A     Healing through Writing with Michel Chynoweth

2B     Taking Your Craft to the Next Level with Karen Bouchard

2C     The Heartbeat of Inspirational Romance with Susan Baganz

2D     The Genuine Article: From Idea to Acceptance with Marti Pieper

2E     Nonfiction Proposals that Pop with Jim Hart

2F     Marketing for Introverts with Catherine Lawton

2G     Find Your Readers on Social Media with Rachel Schmoyer


WORKSHOP 3—FRIDAY 11:50-12:50

3A     The Emotionally Fit Writer with Jendayi “J” Harris

3B     Grammar—What You REALLY Need to Know with Marie Collinson

3C     Researching Your Novel with Liz Curtis Higgs

3D     Power Verbs for Fiction with Scoti Domeij

3E     Internet Safety for Writers with Rachel Kent

3F     Marketing for Today's Market with Blythe Daniel

3G    Writing Nonfiction for Children with Karen Whiting



4A     Flourishing in God with Marji Stevens

4B     A Writer's Armor with Edwina Perkins

4C     First Round Edits Using Story Structure with Janyre Tromp

4D     So, You Want to Write a Nonfiction Book with Jim Hart

4E    Making Your Book Line Up to a Felt Need with Blythe Daniel 

4F     Launch Your Book with David Winters

4G    The How-to and Why of Writing Poetry with Catherine Lawton & Angie Bass Williams



5A     The Business of Writing/Editing with Deb Haggerty

5B     Revelation, Inspiration, or Perspiration with Angie Bass Williams

5C     Be BOLD! Bridging the Gap with Michele Chynoweth

5D     Narrative Nonfiction: The Power of Story with Marti Pieper

5E     The Art and Science of a Fiction Proposal with Janyre Tromp

5F     How to Write Great Marketing Copy and Get Your work the Attention it Deserves! with
         Karen Bouchard

5G     Secrets to Crafting a Talk that Sells Books with Michael Klassen



6A     First Round Edits Using Story Structure with Janyre Tromp

6B     Self-Editing Checklist with Kathryn Ross

6C     SHOW and TELL TIME: How to KNOW if you SHOW! With T.E. Bradford

6D     20 tips to Better Profile Interviews with Ava Pennington

6E     The Publishing Contract with David Fessenden 

6F     Improve Your Book's Amazon Rank with Susan Neal

6G    Writing Books for Children with Michelle Lazurek