WordSowers Blog

Interview with Deb Butterfield

Meet Debra Butterfield, the Motivational Editor and Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference workshop leader.  Debra is the author of the new Writer’s Workshop booklet series Working with an Editor Book 1, from Brooklet Press (an imprint of CrossRiver Media Group), Abba’s Promise, and Carried by Grace: a Guide for Mothers of Victims of Sexual Abuse. Her magazine credits include CBN.com, Susie, Liv...
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Interview with RJ Thesman

Meet RJ Thesman, author of Sometimes They Forget and Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference workshop leader.  RJ THESMAN is the author of the popular Reverend G trilogy and has just released her newest book, "Sometimes They Forget - Finding Hope in the Alzheimer's Journey." Thesman is a certified life and writing coach, a biblical counselor and a Stephen minister. She lives in the heartland of K...
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Interview with Rita Rocker

Rita Rocker
Meet Rita Rocker, Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference workshop leader.  Rita Rocker is an international published author, life-transforming inspirational and educational speaker, communications and image specialist, and career consultant with Transformation Academy, LLC. She inspires individuals to rise and go forward by providing powerful techniques for victorious personal and profession...
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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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Interview with Nadine Brandes

Today, we would like to introduce you to conference workshop leader, Nadine Brandes. Nadine is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. Her debut YA novel, A Time to Die, won the ACFW Carol Award while both it and the sequel finaled for the Christy Award. Nadine's been known to eat an entire package of Oreos by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once...
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Attending Writers Conference: Anticipating 2017

2017 Conference
Today, Janet Sobczyk joins us again and shares her anticipation for this year's writers conference! It’s been almost a year since my first Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference. I’ve made great strides (okay, baby steps) with my writing. It feels terrific! Right away I joined Wordsowers and began to attend their monthly meetings at the Swanson Library in Omaha. I can’t always make it (th...
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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 Brooke Williams

Meet Brooke Williams, one of our conference workshop leaders.  We asked her a few questions so you could get to know her ahead of time.  What would you like conference attendees to know about you? Maybe something that would help them feel comfortable approaching you. I'm a stereotypical writer...an introvert at heart. The fact that I survived in radio is amazing to me today. If I can do ...
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Attending Writer’s Conference: Meeting With Speakers

Conference attendee in a one-on-one meeting with author Cheryl St. John.
Today, new Wordsower, Janet Sobczyk shares about her experience meeting with speakers.  At the 2016 Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference I met three of the speakers. Each made a lasting impression. First, Lee Warren at his book table. He’s a journalist, author, editor, and member of Wordsowers Christian Writers. I attended his workshop, and purchased his instructional materials for writ...
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Attending Writers Conference: A Change of Outlook

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Today, Janet Sobczyk joins us again to share about her first experience at a Wordsowers Writers Conference. The 2016 WCW Conference changed my entire outlook on writing. Over the span of two days last April I was transformed, in my own mind, from “someone who likes to write” into a Writer and a Poet.  I grew to understand that’s who I am,  even if it’s not what I do full-time. I was surpri...
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