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Harnessing the Magic of “After-Writing”

by Joseph Bentz I would like to declare a new stage of the writing process. I call it “after-writing.” Even though I never see it discussed in books or articles about writing, for me it has been a crucial stage in the writing of my books. I teach writing in a variety...

Conference Connections

Are you attending the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference for the first time? Returning after a long break? Perhaps you’ve attended before but are submitting to editors and agents for the first time. Conference Connections is for you! Before the Conference...

The Challenge of Writing for Children

by Crystal Bowman When people find out I write books for children, their response goes something like this: “Oh, how fun! I have always wanted to write a children’s book.” Writing for children is fun, but fun does not mean easy. That’s why I love teaching classes on...

The Power of a Mason Jar

by Marci Seither “Are you going to the Mount Hermon Christian Writers conference this spring?” I asked Susan Gregory one day. I had volunteered to give her a ride to an event, and as we rode together we found out we shared a love of writing. She told me it wasn’t in...

First-Timers Contest: Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of The First-Timers Contest. Congratulations to: Ann Neumann Erica Hale Erin Kincaid Karen DeBlieck Karl Haffner Laurel Burlew Leah Hinton Lisa Gefrides Margery Warder Robin Phillips If you entered and were not one of the ten...
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