Have you attended conferences and workshops, yet you still have questions about writing and publishing? Consider finding a mentor. That way you can get personal answers to specific questions. Better yet, take a look at American Christian Writers’ Mentoring Conference.
ACW regularly presents one- or two-day conferences around the country and a Caribbean Cruise conference in the late fall. As with most conferences, ACW offers workshops and private appointments with faculty. The mentoring conference has traditionally been offered once a year in Nashville. Each attendee is assigned a mentor based on the writing genre he or she is interested in. Mentors include publishing “giants” like Cecil Murphey, Holly Miller, and Dennis Hensley. The next one is April 13-14, 2012. See details here. Call 1-800-21-WRITE or email ACWriters@aol.com for more information or to get on their mailing list.
If you can’t manage it this year, don’t despair. ACW is cutting down on the number of teaching conferences and increasing mentoring events for 2013. The list of venues for mentoring conferences includes Dallas, TX; Nashville, TN; Fort Wayne, IN; Charlotte, NC; Grand Rapids, MI; Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN; Spokane, WA; and Orlando, FL. See the full list on their site.
Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in recommending ACW conferences. I have always wanted to attend a mentoring conference and have had scheduling conflicts. I am excited that they are offering more mentoring events, and I wanted to help get the word out.
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