Handouts 2021




Disclaimer: These handouts have been prepared for the 2021 Colorado Christian Writers Conference and are available only to those who have registered and/or have bought the CDs. Please respect the copyright and print only for your own use. If you wish to use them in any other forum, please contact the workshop presenter to get their permission. Thank you!


Preconference Workshops

Solving Plot Problems—Dave Lambert     Click Here

Crafting a Winning Nonfiction Book Proposal—Cindy Lambert     Click Here






5:30-6:30 pm     E1  The 25-Hour Day—Ava Pennington     Click Here

7:00-8:00 pm     E2  Brandstorming—Dick Bruso     Click Here 




CS1 — Authentic Writing that Changes Lives – Dr. Peter Lundell     Click Here

CS2 — Going Indie – Amy Deardon     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here

CS3 — Serve Your Audience: The #1 Way to Grow a Rock-solid Platform—Patricia Durgin   Click Here 1A    Click Here 1B   Click Here 2A    Click Here 2B    Click Here 3     Click Here 4     Click Here 5     Click Here 6

CS4 — The Fiction Writer’s Toolbox – Susan Baganz     Click Here

CS5 — Developing Your Nonfiction Book – Bill Watkins – UNABLE TO COME

CS6 — Reach the World with Your Message – Linda Evans Shepherd     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here     Click Here

CS7 — Growing Your Craft to Increase Your Impact (fiction & nonfiction) – Tim Riter     Click Here     Click Here

CS8 — How to Build a Book Promotional Power Pack – Scoti Domeij



WORKSHOP 1 — Thursday, 11:00-12:00

1A — How to Thrive as a Creative – Karen Scalf Bouchard

1B — The Importance of Sensitivity/Diversity Readers – Edwina Perkins     Click Here

1C — Fiction with a WOW Factor – Miralee Ferrell  LIVE     Click Here

1D — Write Your Story and Change Lives – Dr. Mel Tavares     Click Here

1E — Marketing Into Ministry – Cheri Cowell

1F — Post-it Planning: Stick your way to success – Debbie Maxwell Allen     Click Here

1G — Ghostwriting: How to Write Someone Else’s Story or Message – Michael Klassen     Click Here



WORKSHOP 2 — Thursday, 2:00-2:55


2A — Handling the Word with Your Words – Ava Pennington     Click Here

2B — The Christian Mind and Christian Linguistics – Laura Bartnick    Click Here

2C — Let’s Talk Screenwriting – Dianne E. Butts     Click Here

2D — Nonfiction Research Strategies & Organization – Jendayi “J” Harris     Click Here

2E — Your Marketing Profile – Stephanie Allen

2F — Create a Best Seller Brand – Dick Bruso  LIVE     Click Here

2G ---  Challenging Youth Trends – Dr. Mel Tavares   Click Here     Click Here

WORKSHOP 3 — Friday, 11:00-12:00


3A — Get Out of the Boat—Angie Bass Williams     Click Here

3B — Three Puzzles of Periodicals—Sherri Langton     Click Here

3C — Dialogue Tags: Needed or Overused?—Linda Glaz  LIVE     Click Here

3D — Master the Memoir—Marti Pieper

3E — Think Outside the Publication Box—Debbie Maxwell Allen     Click Here

3F — Marketing for Writers Who Don't Like to Market—Jim Hart     Click Here

3G — Focus on the Family Children's Magazine Panel—Stephen O’Rear     Click Here


WORKSHOP 4 — Friday, 2:00-2:55


4A — Are Authors in Their Write Minds?—Jim Watkins

4B — Build Your Platform with Twitter and Facebook—Dianne E. Butts     Click Here

4C — The 3-Step Secret to Making Your True Story or Novel More Riveting—Karen Bouchard

4D — Using Negative Experiences for Positive Impact—Sherri Langton     Click Here

4E — Creating a Caviar Audiobook on a Tuna Fish Budget—Richard Rieman (tentative)

4E — Creating a Caviar Audiobook on a Tuna Fish Budget—Richard Rieman (tentative)

4F — Fast-Track Your Speaking Outreach in 2021 & Beyond—Dick Bruso  LIVE     Click Here

4G — Writing Books for Children—Michele Lazurek     Click Here


WORKSHOP 5 — Saturday, 11:00-12:00


5A — From Conference to Contract—Del Duduit

5B — Revelation, Inspiration, or Perspiration?—Angie Bass Williams     Click Here

5C — Navigating the Otherwordly Challenges of Speculative Fiction---Joel Armstrong     Click Here

5D — Using Fiction Techniques in Your Nonfiction—Catherine Lawton     None

5E — Evaluating Your Options—Jim Watkins

5F — Impact Our Culture Prayer Meeting  LIVE

5G — How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer – Michael J. Klassen     Click Here


WORKSHOP 6 — Saturday, 1:00-2:00


6A — What to Do When the Words Are Not There—Roy Ruesch & Roy Hanschke     Click Here

6B — A Million Little Pieces: Ethics for the Christian Writer—Marti Pieper

6C — Creating Believable Characters—Edwina Perkins  LIVE     Click Here

6D — Writing a True Story—Debra Moerke     Click Here

6E — Before Your Book is Published—Laura Bartnick     Click Here

6F — 5 Easy Steps to Create Freebies and Lead Magnets to Grow Your Email List—Karen Bouchard

6G — The How and Why of Writing Poetry—Angie Bass Williams and Catherine Lawton     Click Here     Click Here