Instruction & Keynotes

I not only love books–I love teaching others how to write books…and articles…and scripts! Whether I’m teaching adults at writer’s conferences or my Writing is Fun! Writing Workshops in schools, I get excited helping others reach their writing potential.

I am multi-published in magazine articles, children’s books, adult fiction, and non-fiction, so there’s a good chance I have a class for you! I also enjoy teaching classes on public speaking. With transparency and real life humor my classes and keynotes are always a hit…from Florida to Delaware and South Carolina to New Mexico.

“Vonda Skelton is…one of the stars of Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. A dynamic mixture of experience and enthusiasm, she never fails to draw a crowd and send them home happy and well informed.”

Alton Gansky, Director
Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Here is a partial list of my classes and keynotes. Of course, I’d be happy to create a program to fit your specific need.


* The Writer’s Brain: We’re a Weird Bunch!
* Have You Failed…to Write?
* The Blooper File: Confessions from My Writing Journey
* Hit ‘Em in the Gut with Laughter and Tears


* How to Have Magazine Editors Calling You!
* Five Fatal Flaws of Fiction
* Details and Descriptions: A Movie of Words
* Character Counts: Building a Foundation with Strong Characters
* Real Life and the Novel: Bigger, Badder, Meaner, Sadder
* The Non-Fiction Book: Concept to Contract

* Laughter is Serious Business
* Writing for Children: One Size Does Not Fit All
* Write a Novel Children Will Love
* Scams, Shams, and Flim-Flams (Warnings regarding scams against writers)
* Opportunities for the Christian Writer
* Teaching Biblical Truth through Secular Fiction
* How to Develop a Speaking Ministry to Women (multi-session)
* Advanced Speaker
* Scriptwriting: Biblical Truth from the Stage

I’d love to work together to help make your conference a success. Please contact me to talk about keynoting or teaching at your writer’s conference.

If you work with students or teachers, be sure to check out my School Programs for Students and Teachers.