Handouts 2016

Disclaimer: These handouts have been prepared for the 2016 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!


Important: Please check this list again for additional handouts.


Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

E1 – Prepared to “Write His Answer” with Margie Vawter (no handout)

E2 – The Genuine Article: From Idea to Acceptance with Marti Pieper ? click here & click here

E3 – Totally Honest Tax Tips for Writers with Sandy Cathcart

E4 – Building Characters Inside or Out with Chris Richards


Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

E5 – Scrivener from Zero to 60 with Debbie Maxwell Allen  click here

E6 – Creating a Nonfiction Book from the Ground Up with Linda Evans Shepherd

E7 – Cancelled


Wednesday, 2:15 – 3:15 pm

E8 – Ten Things that Separate the Pros from the Amateurs with Nick Harrison  click here or click here

E9 – Advanced Dramatization — Learning to Say Anything through Dialog and Action with Dave Lambert

E10 – Writing Creative Nonfiction for Kids with Sheila Seifert  click here

E11 – Getting It Finished via the Lightbox Method! with Sandy Cathcart

E12 – Writing from Your Heart with Beth Weikel

Wednesday, 4:15 – 5:45 pm 

E13 – Pitching to Agents, Publishers, and TV/Radio Producers with Debbie Hardy  click here & click here & click here & click here

E14 – Basics for Beginners AND Getting the Most out of the Conference with Dianne E. Butts  click here

E15 – Self-publishing with Scrivener with Debbie Maxwell Allen  click here

E16 – Cancelled

E17 – Nonfiction Book Proposals with Cindy Lambert click here

E18 – Writing Creative Nonfiction with Judy Couchman

E19 – Adapt Your Story into a Screenplay with Rowena Kuo click here


Continuing Sessions, Thursday – Saturday 

CS1 – From Overload to Creative Breakthrough with Allen Arnold 

CS2 – Indie Publishing Boot Camp with Cheri Cowell

            Session 1 — click here

            Session 2 — click here

            Session 3 — click here

            Session 4 — click here

            Session 5 — click here

CS3 – Secrets of a Winning Book Proposal: How-to . . . Step-by-Step (fiction and nonfiction) with Scoti Domeij

CS4 – Christian Speculative Fiction with Jeff Gerke

CS5 – Addressing Today’s Issues

            Session 1 — America at the Crossroads with Charles Patricoff
                                   Stand for Truth with Rick Marschall

            Session 2 — Answering Christianity’s Critics with Bill Watkins  click here

            Session 3 — Grace, Race & Forgiveness with Patricia Raybon

            Session 4 — Know What You Believe with Steve Hutson
                                  Write His Question with Nathan Williams

            Session 5 — How Then Should We Live?
                                   Part 1 with Charles Patricoff
                                   How Then Should We Live? Part 2 with Michael Gantt

CS6 – Reaching Youth through Fiction with Tim Shoemaker  click here

CS7 – Thriving in Today’s Publishing World with Dave Lambert

CS8 – First Chapter Book Camp (nonfiction) with Andy Scheer

            Session 1 — click here & click here

            Session 2 — click here


Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15 pm

1A – Morning Pages of an Imposter with Dr. Andrea Sims Cancelled

1B – Bring the Captives Out with Nathan Williams

1C – Point of View and Voice with Dave Lambert

1D – Starting Strong with Jim Hart  click here

1E – Self-Publishing without Big Bucks with Dave Weikel  click here

1F – Create a Best-Seller Brand Part 1 with Dick Bruso  click here

1G – Children’s Book Proposals with Catherine DeVries


Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

2A – Emotional Healing & the Writer with Peter Lundell

2B – Writers: Beware the Legal Pitfalls with Karen Fischer  click here

2C – Firsts with Rowena Kuo

2D – Don’t Just Write — Develop Your Book with Mike Loomis  click here

2E – 20 Reasons Why You’re Not Published with Steve Hutson

2F – Create a Best-Seller Brand Part 2 with Dick Bruso  click here

2G – SELL Your Parenting Stories with Sheila Siefert


Friday, 2:15 – 3:15 pm

3A – Still Climbing — Not Over the Hill with Louise Looney

3B – A Writer’s Checklist with Cathy Lawton

3C – Make a Scene with Barb Haley  click here

3D – Writing Dynamite Bible Studies with Gloria Penwell

3E – Agent for an Hour with Tawny Johnson  click here

3F – Your Amazon Sales Page with Bill Van Orsdel

3G – Success in YA and Middle Grade Markets with Alex Marestaing  click here


Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

4A – The Writer’s Balancing Act with Karen Fischer  click here

4B – How to Misinterpret the Bible with J. B. Hixson

4C – Fantasy Genres . . . Where Do I Fit? with Rowena Kuo

4D – Master the Memoir with Patricia Raybon  click here

4E – Create & Execute Your Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan with Mike Loomis  click here

4F – Magnify Your Message with Patti Shene  click here & click here & click here

4G – Say It with Humor with Debbie Hardy  click here & click here


Saturday, 10:45 – 11:45 am

5A – Make Room for Christ — Decluttering with Patricia Raybon

5B – Being Real in Your Writing with Peter Lundell

5C – Start and Finish Your Novel Writing Adventure with Alex Marestaing

5D – The Literature of Personal Disaster with Sherri Langton  click here & click here & click here

5E – Writing Epic Back Cover Copy with Rowena Kuo

5F – Platform, PR & Media Placement with Mike Loomis  click here

5G – Create Your Own eMagazine with Linda Evans Shepherd


Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

6A – What to Do When You Go Home with Nick Harrison  click here or click here

6B – Writing from a Biblical Worldview with Beth Weikel  click here

6C – Writing Historical Fiction with Tiffany Stockton  click here

6D – Writing Their Answers Too with Rick Marschall

6E – Authors & Agents: A Strategic Alliance with Tawny Johnson  click here

6F – 10 Reusable Tools to Market Your Book with Dianne Butts  click here

6G – Developing Speaking Topics with Becky Spencer


Teens Write Saturday, 9:30 am – 3:45 pm

Session 1 – It’s Show-time! with Tim Shoemaker  click here

Session 2 – Describe It, Please! with Jeff Gerke

Session 3 – Building Characters Inside or Out with Chris Richards

Session 4 – Cool Kids with Alex Marestaing

Session 5 – Storybuilding: Plot and Character with Darcie Gudger, Kayla Woodhouse, Kim Woodhouse  click here