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Plot vs Character

Sally Apokedak, Associate Agent with Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency

Plot vs Character in Youth Fiction by YA Agent Sally Apodek  Team Character or Team Plot? If you would have asked me several years ago what was most important to me as a reader of middle grade and young adult books—plot or character—I would have said character. No hesitation. Readers Love Characters I fell in love with reading as a child ... Read More »

Summer Conference Focus

Lindy Jacobs
OCW Summer Conference Director

Summer Conference Focuses on “Being Salt and Light” Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) If you’ve been to an OCW summer coaching conference, you know this is a rich time of intense study, fellowship, worship, and reflection that can lead to renewed writing goals. Our faculty is dedicated to helping you reach your writing goals. This year we will offer: 10 morning coaching ... Read More »

Meet Your Summer Conference Keynoters

Register now for the OCW 2015 Summer Conference!

Ed Underwood  is the  much-loved senior pastor of the historic Church of the Open Door in southern California and the author of When God Breaks Your Heart, Reborn to Be Wild (David C. Cook), and his latest, The Trail: A Tale about Discovering God’s Will (Tyndale, August 2014). Ed enjoys teaching the Bible for life-change, training and equipping leaders, and ... Read More »

2015 Boot Camp


Book Promotion Boot Camp! Monday, August 10, 9:30–12:30 Red Lion on the River Hotel (Jantzen Beach) Most writers are not marketers. Sure, we can create a 40,000–90,000-word book, but ask us to tweet 140 characters and we stare at the blinking screen asking, “Why?” This Boot Camp is for you! As the military would say, it’s time for an Explanation, ... Read More »