Forty-one years ago Les, then editor of Moody Press, and Glenn Arnold, journalism professor at Moody Bible Institute, decided to initiate a writing seminar. Initially a two-week course with college credit, it eventually morphed into a three-day conference.
Earlier this month, I had the chance to lead three workshops at the HACWN Christian writers conference in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, MO.
Ever wonder what Jesus had to say to writers about surviving during tough times? In reading through the Bible using The Message I came across the answer to that question in Luke 16, where Jesus told the story of the corrupt manager who was fired.
What does it take to get you down as a writer? Agents and editors who don’t respond? Editors who seem to have only a Reject button? A disappointing sales number on your royalty report? The news that some publishers have laid off your favorite editor? Failure to effectively connect with any editor at a Christian writers’ conference?
As we think of Christmas we focus on God sending his Son into the world to redeem the world, but may overlook a key truth that has personal application.
Nicole Quigley received the Carol Award for Like Moonlight at Low Tide in the YA Category of published books at the 2013 conference of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).