Teen writers who want to know more about the craft, and who trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior have very few places to learn more about connecting with others through their writing and faith. The 2012 Colorado Christian Writers Conference has a special event that may help the teen writer grow, have more direction, meet other people in the publishing industry, and provide more knowledge about the craft. The conference is committed to encouraging and equipping writers “to write about a God who is real.”
2012 “Teens Write!” with Caleb and Brittney Breakey will be at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, May 19, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Some of the topics discussed will be “Create an Unforgettable Character” and “Just Like Jesus: Become a Writer of Humility, Fearlessness, and Love.”
Caleb Breakey (email@example.com– www.JesusConfidential.com) has a degree in Journalism, is a graduate of the Christian Writers Guild’s craftsman course, is an award-winning journalist, and is signed with D. C. Jacobson & Associates. He has studied the craft of writing under Brock and Bodie Thoene, Jerry B. Jenkins, and Tedd Dekker and is a columnist for the Christian Broadcast Network (www.cbn.com).
Brittney Breakey (www.authorturf.com – also, Caleb’s wife) is an accomplished writer of middle-grade novels.
When asked, Caleb offered some tidbits that would make any Christ-serving writer want to attend. Here’s what he had to share.
What should teen writers bring to Teens Write? Heart. Passion. A desire to love and serve God more and more. See, writing is more than just great characters and great plots. It’s about attitude. It’s about honoring God and writing with Him in mind. It’s about hearing, “Well done, good and faithful writing servant.”
Excited? I am. We’re going to have a ton of fun talking about writing and attitude. And we’re going to have even more fun seeing God at work in Estes Park. Come with hearts not only ready to learn, but also ready to worship and pray. This conference is so much more than career preparation. It’s life preparation. It’s about knowing God more and learning to make Him known. What a wonderful time it will be. I’m so looking forward to it!
What should students take away? Along with learning about attitude and getting face time with three editors, I want students to walk away knowing exactly what it takes to make it in publishing—no corner-cutting. That’s why we’ll dive into both attitude and technique in our packed Saturday of Teens Write. The two are as inseparable as Christ and the church!
“Writing is so much more than a pay-the-bills sort of job,” Caleb says. “It’s a calling—and God is looking for scribes willing to answer it.”
Arrive early, 8:30 a.m., to experience the empowering general session. Registrants are also encouraged to stay to hear the closing keynote speaker, Tim Shoemaker.
Participants may register for the day, or if registered for the entire conference may receive 60% off, and “Teens Write!” is included. Please visit www.writehisanswer.com/Colorado, for more information about the conference, “A Culture in Peril” forum, and “Teens Write!”. You may also contact Marlene Bagnull at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-484-991-8581To find out more about the conference.