Opportunities Week for You!

malicecreamWhat a blessed week I had in Atlanta at the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Conference and the International Christian Retailers Show. It’s now the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and as you know, that usually means a writing instruction piece and writing and conference opportunities.

However, my 7yo granddaughter, Mallory, is here now and I need to concentrate on eating ice cream, going to water parks and pottery and movies, and teaching her the fine art of latch-hook projects. Oh, and we’re writing a book together this week, too: Murphy the Brave.

Writing Opportunities for You!

So, instead of the usual format, here’s a one-stop writing opportunities bonanza–all in one place at Freelance Writing Jobs. Thanks to Marilyn Shipe for finding this great resource!

And one extra opportunity from one of our own: Cindy Jones is looking for great stories for her blog, Living with Purpose. She says, “For everyone that posts a story on my blog from now until the end of the year, their name will go into a drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate.  Also, for anyone who sends at least 10 new people to my site, they will receive a small gift book, to be announced, and will go into a drawing for a small canvas blessing painting or purse.” Check out the sidebar at Cindy Jones’ website for more information.

Have fun!

(And don’t forget to let me know when you get something published. We want to celebrate with you in the Kudos!)


NCompass Writing Retreat Announces New DEEP Discount!clockfreeimages

The Cec Murphey Scholarships were awarded this week for the September 29-October 2, 2011 NCompass Writing Retreat. Thank you to Cec and the Cecil Murphey Scholarship Fund for the two full tuition packages he provided. We couldn’t have done it without him!

Edie Melson and I have heard from many of you that finances are creating a real struggle this year. We also heard that some of you desire more classes, rather than such large writing blocks.

Well, you spoke and we listened! We’ve decided to deeply discount the NCompass Writing Retreat to only $300 until August 1! Yes, that’s right. From now through Monday, August 1, the total package for the retreat will be $300. Beginning August 2, the fee will still be only $350!

And for those who want more classes on all things digital, our own #1 Amazon bestselling author, Edie Melson, will teach classes on social networking, ebooks, blogging, and more!

Lodging will be assigned on a first-requested, first-assigned basis, so don’t delay! Check out all the new details at NCompass.co.


ccclogosmallOnly a Few Spots Left for the Christian Communicators Conference for Speakers

If you’ve ever felt called to speak, to share your story or your message of hope and love, you won’t want to miss this opportunity! People-polisher Carolyn Knefely and I would be honored to help you develop your ministry.

And if you’re already speaking, but want to learn how to expand your outreach, this program is created for you, too.

Check out all the Christian Communicators Conference details here.

Applications are still being taken for two Cec Murphey Scholarships. Deadline July 31.  Application form for the Christian Communicators Conference here.


Other Conference Opportunities

1.     Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival, gideonlogo2011Ridgecrest, NC, August 6-11, 2011. Interested in film, acting, screenwriting, TN, radio, music? Then you’ll want to join me at The Gid!

2.     Write2Ignite’s A Day Apart one-day workshop, Indian Trail, NC, July 30, 2011.

3.     You could win free tuition to CLASS Christian Writers Conference, Abiquiu, NM, November 2-6, 2011.

4.     Christian Authors Guild Conference, September 8-10, 2011.

5.     Southwest Christian Writers Studio, October 17-21, 2011. 

6.     Marketing in the Mountains, September 2-4, 2011, Gatlinburg, TN. Contact Cheri Cowell for more information.

7.     North Texas Christian Writer’s Conference, Keller, TX, September 16-17, 2011.

8.     Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, Phildelphia, PA, August 10-13, 2011.


biblewomanistockdec10Parting Words from The Word…

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on to the heights. Habakkuk 3:19


I pray God’s blessing on the work of your hands and your hearts,


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