Friday, July 18, 2014

Diving into the Internet

Water sports are popular this time of the year, but this girl restricts her diving to the Internet. Here are some of the things I've discovered:

1.  For those of you who've never been to The Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, you're missing a great experience. Director Marlene Bagnull not only brings in topnotch faculty, but also encourages conferees in their spiritual walk.

I've been attending for the last nine years. I've met my agent and many others, who've impacted my writing life. The workshops enabled me to polish my debut novel, which ultimately led to a contract.

The conference runs from July 30 - August 2.

2.  Do you write for yourself or write with others in mind? Bruce Brady guest posts at The Write Conversation and shows how we can increase our audience.

3.  Marja Meijers, at Fresh Insights on Ancient Truths, talks about life on the couch.

Writers and Readers: When you write/blog, how do you keep your audience in mind? Praying for them? Thinking about what will spark their imagination?

What steps do you take to keep from living on automatic pilot?

Have a blessed week!

Photo Credit:  Phutureuk

1 comment:

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Susan, thanks for linking to my couch-post :)
I pray for the readers of my books and blogs on and off... sometimes I just forget. That is WHY I was so touched by that journal entry I wrote years ago about living on automatic pilot! I do not EVER want to do that. And so, I do not ever want to write stuff just because I enjoy writing it. I want to write with the reader in mind. I want my readers to be touched, stirred, inspired, moved, surprised...