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The Third Annual
Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference

April 24 - 25, 2015
Friday Night
6:00 pm On Ramp and Night Owls
Registration 7:45-8:15 
Conference Events 8:15-4:30
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Omaha Christian Center
4215 N 92nd Ave, Omaha, NE
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We are God's Gemstones
I Peter 2:5

Key Note Speaker: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Precious Stones and Living Words. 

Whether our writing is primarily a hobby, a ministry, a profession, “just a job,” or a combination of these four things, we all face similar challenges. We’ve had moments when the words sang and moments when we wondered why we ever thought we could create one sentence anyone would care to read. In her keynote address, Stephanie focuses on the idea that God uses writers to share His living Word through story, not necessarily in spite of, but sometimes because of difficult circumstances.

Stephanie Grace Whitson is the Best Selling Author of more than 20 historical novels and a two-time Christy Award finalist.  
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Our Workshops and Presenters

Workshop:  Where do I begin--The five things you need to do to start your story.

Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of the Wild at Heart series, the Trouble in Texas series, Kincaid Bride series, Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy, Sophie's Daughters Trilogy and many others.
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Workshop: Marketing Outside the Box
Ideas for marketing that take you outside the traditional and social media marketing box.

Tamara Clymer, founder and president of CrossRiver Media Group — a Christian publishing company. Tamara spent 15 years in the television and newspaper industry before founding  CrossRiver. 
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Workshop: Writing a Devotional for The Upper Room

Susan King is the Associate Editor of The Upper Room devotional magazine. She also teaches English at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and functions as a seminar facilitator in leadership and group dynamics. Formerly, she taught English and feature-writing classes at Biola University, served as book editor and radio-program producer/on-air talent for The Institute of Scriptural Psychology, and wrote magazine features as a freelance writer. 
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Workshop: Article Writing 101- What Your Editor Wants to See

Duane Brush, MDiv, Editor, has been with Nazarene Publishing House for the past 7 years as the Editor of Reflecting God and Standard in Adult Curriculum at WordAction Publishing. 

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How to Use Create Space for Your E-book

Sally Jadlow teaches Creative Writing to adults and children. She also serves as a chaplain to corporations in the greater Kansas City area. Sally writes poetry, historical fiction, and inspirational short stories. Her first book, Sonflower Seeds, won Best Book of Poetry in 2002 at the Oklahoma Writers Federation. Her work has appeared in many Cup of Comfort books, Guidepost books, and literary journals such as Mid-America Poetry Review and Kansas City Voices Magazine.
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Using Fiction Techniques in Non-Fiction Writing. Forty years ago, a generation after our culture went through a shift from the written word and radio to video, non-fiction authors began presenting their material differently. They no longer just offered facts, but instead began writing in scenes, using description, and peppering their work with dialogue. In this workshop we will explore how to use fiction techniques to make your non-fiction books feel more visual so they will appeal to the modern reader.

Lee Warren is a freelance writer/editor who has written six non-fiction books and hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines. He critiques manuscripts for The Christian Communicator Service; is on-staff with CLASSeminars; owns Christian Manuscript Editing Services; and teaches at writers conferences.
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Workshop: Writing as a Business - Creating a Plan for Success. Tax tips, ideas for planning your writing business and using your time efficiently.

Jill Hart is the founder of the popular Christian work-at-home website, She has articles published in Focus on the Family's Thriving Family, In Touch Magazine, and P31 Woman magazine as well as across the web on sites like She is the author of “So You Want To Be a Work-at-Home Mom” and speaks to audiences around the country about faith, business and leadership topics.
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Workshop: Do it Yourself Techie: Social Media basics on a budget. Tools to get you started or add polish to your existing sites: Profile headers, badges, videos, newsletter design and other graphics writers need to enhance their platform. 

Angela D. Meyer is on the advisory board of Wordsower’s Writers Group. She is the author of “Where Hope Starts” and encourager of women in their faith walk. The next book in her series will be released in 2016.
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Workshop: The Art of Songcrafting
What is the difference between writing a song and crafting a song? Learn all about it from Phil Morgan, who has studied the art for over forty years.  Phil will give you tips and techniques to improve your craft and move your songs from good to great! Don’t miss this excellent workshop, jam-packed with tested and tried techniques used by the industry’s most successful songwriters. 

Phil Morgan is an Award-Winning Singer Songcrafter & Recording Artist.
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Workshop: The Complete Communicator
Writers must speak, and speakers must write. It’s the name of the game if we are to build a platform and effectively communicate our message. Published Author, Public Speaker and Recording Artist Pam Morgan explores potential venues and teaches effective speaking tools that will help drive audiences to your book table. 

Pam Morgan is an Author/Speaker & Recording Artist.
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Workshop: Breaking into the Christian Children's Magazine Market 
Five reasons why breaking into the Christian children's magazine market is a good place to start your writing career. 

Rose Ross Zediker, Author, started penning short pieces for children's Sunday school take-home papers. During the 2+ decades she's been writing for magazines, her byline has been found on more than 60 works of fiction, nonfiction and Sunday school curriculum. Rose’s book credits include a non-fiction book for children and inspirational romances, both contemporary and historical, under Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents line. 
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Workshop: A Story is Feelings: Trigger Emotion in Your Reader 

Cheryl St.John is the author of over forty Harlequin and Silhouette books. Her first book, RAIN SHADOW was nominated for RWA’s RITA for Best First Book, by Romantic Times for Best Western Historical, and by Affaire de Coeur readers as Best American Historical Romance. Since then she's received several RITA nominations and three Romantic Times Achievement Awards. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real life situations.

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On-Ramp with Lee Warren: For new conferees who aren’t sure what to expect from a writers conference. See more information on Friday night Events page.

Night Owls: Find out what each workshop will be about and visit with the presenters.

Also available 
One-on-one meetings with publishers, editors and presenters.
Critique Sessions. See FAQs page HERE.
Industry Panel Discussion.
Fun and Encouragement for your Writing Journey!
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