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DiAnn Teaching @ 2019 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

May 19, 2019 - May 24, 2019

The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is the premier training and networking event for both seasoned and aspiring writers and speakers.  This event allows participants the ideal opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers and readers, offering outstanding workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories.  Whether you are a professional writer expanding your skills and networking contacts, or a brand new writer just beginning to chase your dream, this Christian Writers Conference is the ideal opportunity to take your creative goals to a higher level.

Allow the quiet serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, near Asheville, North Carolina to provide you with freshness and inspiration as you discover unique ways to sharpen and improve your writing abilities.

Friday, May 24, 2019, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference will hold a post-conference with distinguished literary agent Donald Maass. Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) , The Breakout Novelist (2011) and Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.  He will be teaching an all-day class: THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT OF FICTION: How to Tell the Story Beneath the Surface – The emotional effect of fiction on readers is a craft. Based on psychological research and study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, this intensive workshop takes participants beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers—one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable. This is an intensive, hands-on workshop.  Participants should bring a WIP and writing materials.


Ridgecrest Conference Center
1 Ridgecrest DR
Ridgecrest, NC 28770 United States
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