This Christian writers conference includes several continuing tracks, plus afternoon workshops and meetings with faculty members. A teen track is offered, and teens get a 30 percent discount on their registration.
Keynote speakers: Mary Demuth and Liz Tolsma
Kristen will be teaching two classes:
Satisfying Endings: A Crucial but Overlooked Element of Great Fiction and
Unventing Language: Use Real Languages to Inspire Your Fiction
What makes Realm Makers different than every other conference is that people with a faith-based worldview and love spaceships or dragons will find their tribe. Learn from and rub elbows with professionals from both sides of the arts spectrum—the inspirational and the mainstream.
Realm Makers’s first priority is to help foster excellence in the speculative arts, whether fiction, film, illustrations, or whatever way we can imagine to tell our stories. It’s our goal to help the artist who wants to market his or her work under the Christian umbrella, as well as those who want to pursue their goals in the mainstream marketplace. After all, both the “secular” and “religious” markets need excellent content. We recognize and applaud the fact that different artists are called to take their work to different audiences.
So, if you want to come to a Realm Makers conference, expect the atmosphere to be faith-friendly, because we know that sometimes the world of speculative fiction can offer some challenging terrain for the Christian creative.
With more than 70 workshops and panels ranging from sessions for beginners to deeper, more interactive workshops, the Florida Writers Conference offers a satisfying and supportive celebration of the writing world in all its infinite variety.
Featured Authors: Linda Fairstein, National Guest of Honor; Heather Graham, Florida Writer of the Year; Peter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate.
This event for middle school and high school students features a unique series of presentations for young writers:
- Dynamic Dialogue
- Writing for Video Games
- A Passion for Poetry
- Fight Scenes
- Exciting Characters
We’ll also have a Q&A with bestselling authors Heather Graham and Linda Fairstein.
This year’s keynote speaker will be multitalented author and instructor Michelle Medlock Adams. Most attendees will be Word Weavers members from around Florida, but the event is open to the public. I’ll be teaching a brief overview of the Systematic Editing method.
Florida Christian Writers Conference is a fantastic event with a top-notch faculty of agents, editors, authors, and freelancers. Shellie Arnold and I will again be leading the Manuscript Critique Track, in which writers get in-depth critiques on their works in progress.