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Summer Conference Update

Lindy Jacobs
OCW Summer Conference Director

2014 Summer Conference Focuses on “Writing with God: Take Heart” (Psalm 27:14 niv) August 4–7, 2014, in Portland “I was especially encouraged spiritually to write for God’s purpose.” Cheryl Secomb We’re excited to welcome keynoters Allen Arnold (evening speaker) and Dan Walsh (Thursday morning speaker) to this year’s conference. Allen is Director of Content at Ransomed Heart Ministries and founder/former publisher ... Read More »

Summer Conference Keynoters

Allen Arnold

Meet Your 2014 Summer Conference Keynoters Allen Arnold, Director of Content & Resources at John Eldredge’s Ransomed Heart Ministries and founder/former publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction, will speak about the holy art of writing from an awakened heart—the deep pleasure and power of writing not just for God but with God. Allen has spent 20 years in Christian publishing. During ... Read More »

2014 Magazine/Newspaper Editors

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If you want to expand your reader-circle, think seriously about submitting to periodical editors. Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, you could turn your research into an article or a devotional. Writing for magazines or e-zines gives you publishing experience and a wider (often much wider) audience than a book will—and more immediate compensation. Also, as your career progresses, you can market your books through your bio printed with the articles. It’s a great way to build those bylines. Editors and agents love to find writers with exposure! (Note: Not all of these are paying markets.) Continue reading Read More »

2014 Workshops

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Kim Bangs: To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish? That Is a Question We live in a world of multiple options for almost everything, and publishing is certainly no exception. There are many ways to get a book published, but which is the best choice for your work and for your hopes and dreams? We’ll discuss when and if there is ... Read More »