Author: Kat Crawford

Why Attend a Writer’s Conference?

It's not too late to join us! Attending a conference is a commitment. You have to reserve the block of time (which gets harder and harder with today’s busy lifestyle). You have to pay the conference fees. You have to prepare a pitch in case you run into the perfect editor or agent. And the list goes on. Sometimes it feels like too much! So why should you attend? Here are just a few reasons. ...
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The Value of Networking with Other Authors at Writers Conference

Have you ever attended a writer’s conference? You probably expect to get things out of the guest speakers and special sessions, but what about the other authors? There are a number of items you could easily receive simply by networking with other authors. Here are just a few: Ideas Authors are brimming with ideas at all times. Now, you aren’t going to go around grabbing other people’s id...
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$25 + 1 Critique = Your Success

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When you read your manuscript, you read what you think you wrote, not what’s actually there. It’s nearly impossible to read your own work! What if you could have a professional writer read it and tell you what they thought? They might have just the right suggestions to make it really shine! Oh, but that would be expensive. That would clean you out, right? Wrong! When you attend the Wordsowers C...
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Interview with Debra Butterfield

Debra Butterfield
Debra Butterfield Debra is the author of Carried by Grace: a Guide for Mothers of Victims of Sexual Abuse. She has contributed to numerous anthologies as well as magazines that include, Susie, Live, The Vision, and On Course online. She is a freelance editor and the editor for CrossRiver Media Group publishing. She lives in Missouri. At the 2016 conference Debra will be leading the Mak...
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Seek Twice as Many Rejections

Seek Twice as Many Rejections In January 2007 I reviewed my writing credits. In the past year I had sold a few Sunday School handout articles, wrote for a newspaper for free (great experience) and sold my stories to several compilations. Of course, I also wrote for my blog, the church blog, a church drama and designed cards. None of the latter brought in income. My first goal for 2007:  Re...
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Interview with Rose Zediker

Rose Zediker
Rose Zediker Multi-published author and RITA finalist, Rose Ross Zediker, writes contemporary and historical inspirational romances and has over one hundred publishing credits in the Christian magazine genre for children and adults. Her titles have appeared on ECPA bestseller lists and been finalists for the RITA, National Reader’s Choice, Booksellers Best and Book Buyers Best award contests. ...
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Interview with RJ Thesman

RJ Thesman
RJ Thesman RJ Thesman, author of the Life at Cove Creek Series, specializes in communications.With years of experience, RJ is a respected writer, coach and speaker. As a certified Christian life coach, RJ specializes in Communications and Spiritual Formation. RJ’s professional and personal philosophy revolves around the topic of excellence. As a writer, RJ draws from a lifetime of experience and ...
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Interview with Erica Vetsch

Erica Vetsch
Erica Vetsch Erica is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves history and reading, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical fiction set in the American West. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, she’s the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two terrific teens, wife to a man who is her total oppo...
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Interview with Susan King

Susan King
Susan King Susan and husband, Joe, have three grown children and two young grandchildren. While Joe and their children are whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River, Susan can be found with her daughter-in-law and the grandchildren at a children’s museum or aquarium. At the 2016 conference Susan will be leading two workshops: Turning Personal Experience into a Devotional Message (beginning thr...
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Interview with Brooke WIlliams

Brooke Williams, Author
Brooke Williams Brooke Williams is a sleep-deprived stay at home mom/freelance writer/author. She has a background in radio and TV broadcasting, but left that career to stay home with her children and write. She specializes in romantic comedy and some of her titles include: “Accept this Dandelion,” and “Mamarazzi.” Check out her website: At the 2016 conference Broo...
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