Writing with Purpose Writer's Conference
Writing with Purpose Writer's Conference
Do you have a book (or two) that you want to write but aren't sure how to get started?
No matter the topic, we can show you how to put your ideas on paper. Define your purpose and your audience. Learn how to manage your time and your creative ideas. Share your story and become confident with your voice. Learn the stages of writing and editing, and the differences between self-publishing and a traditional publishing house.
Julie Breihan – Editor, Proofreader, Writer
After earning her master’s degree in English, Julie began her freelance career in publishing and has been an editor and writer for almost 25 years. She has worked on all genres, from novels to cookbooks, devotionals to memoirs, political books to children’s books. Authors whose work she has contributed to include William Bennet, Max Lucado, Shelia Walsh, Dave Ramsey, and John Maxwell. Julie has worked for multiple publishers over the years, including Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins, Worthy, WND, Turner, Lampo Press (Dave Ramsey), and Lifeway, as well as for numerous personal clients to help authors maintain their voice while making their work the best it can be.
Curt Harding - Author, Speaker, and Publicist
After more than fifteen years as an award-winning reporter, anchor and producer in radio and television news in Michigan, Curt Harding has become a successful writer, speaker and entertainment publicist based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked with gifted-talents like Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Dave Ramsey, William J. Bennett, George Foreman, Ed McMahon, Donald Miller and more. He is the author of the self-published children's book, A Tail of Two Kitties, and is currently working on a new book for adults that encourages people to look back on their stories through the fresh lens of perspective. He lives in Murfeesboro with his wife and twin daughters.
Kristen Parrish - HarperCollins Christian Publishers
Kristen Parrish has a passion for history and for the written word. She earned her BA in history from Texas A&M University and works as a Senior Editor at HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson) Christian Publishers. She and her husband, Marc, reside in Franklin, Tennessee.
Carpenter's Son Publishing - Custom/Self-Publishing
Larry Carpenter has worked in the publishing industry for over 28 years. After obtaining his MBA at the University of North Carolina, he spent 8 years in consumer marketing at Procter & Gamble and Campbell Soup Company. He got into the book business in 1987, joining Ingram Book Company as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. In 1997, he was promoted to President and CEO of Spring Arbor, the nation’s largest Christian book distributor. In 2000, he started FaithWorks, the first Christian full service distributor. After selling his company, Carpenter joined Thomas Nelson as VP of Marketing and then became President and Publisher of Standard Publishing. In 2010, he formed his second company, Christian Book Services. As the President and CEO, Carpenter serves as a consultant to a wide range of clients including large publishers and first-time authors. He publishes many of his author's books under the imprint of Carpenter's Son Publishing.
John Chancellor – Mentor/Coach, Author, Professional Reviewer
John has over 40 years of experience working in management, consulting and coaching/mentoring primarily with entrepreneurs. He has a Bachelors in Business from Tulane University and is a Certified Coach. John is a Master Coach for International Coach Certification Association - where he trains people wanting to become coaches. He is a Top 500 Reviewer on Amazon.com and regularly reviews for McGraw-Hill, Harvard Business Review, American Management Association, Pelican Publishing, and numerous PR firms and independent authors. He writes a bi-weekly blog called Lessons in Life with readers throughout the US and over 19 foreign countries. John also has a second website: StrategicGrowthMentors.com.
9:00a - 9:30a Writing with Purpose - Five Invaluable Lessons I've Learned by Becoming an Author
9:30a - 10:00a Seven Things Every Writer Needs to Know
10:00a – 10:10a
10:10a - 10:40a Fighting Through the Lie: You Don’t Matter and Neither Does Your Writing
10:40a - 11:15a Inside a Big Publishing House from Start to Finish
11:15p - 12:00p Intro to Independent Publishing
12:00p - 12:30p Lunch with the Speakers
12:30p – 1:00p What’s Your Big WHY?
1:00p - 1:50p How to Get Media without Robbing a Bank
1:50p – 2:00p
2:00p - 2:30p Four Things You Need to Know about Reviews and Reviewers and How to Get Them to Work for You
2:30p - 3:00p Eleven FREE Tools You Need to Know About
Q&A with Previous WWP Students
3:00p - 3:40p Hear success stories from previous students of Writing with Purpose who have written and released their books
Q&A with the Speakers
3:40p - 4:00p Ask the speakers your questions
Limited Seats Available