Pre-conference Webinars & Zoom Meetings

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss
any of this pre-conference opportunities!
All times are Mountain Time



Hour of Encouragement  Open to all writers. 
Join us on Zoom once a month on Sunday night at 6:30 pm to be encouraged and to give encouragement to other writers. It’s a great way to make new friends. The link will come by email the week we are meeting. If you are not on my email list, click here.

Webinars – Open to everyone, not just conferees. 

Writing the Personal Experience Story – Marlene Bagnull

Writing Articles – How to Hook ’Em from the Get-Go; Hold ’Em to the End – Marlene Bagnull 

Zoom Session – Open to everone, not just conferees.

Brandstorming – Dick Bruso 
Tuesday, April 19, 5:00 pm 

Link to recording:

Don’t miss out! Learn how to set yourself apart by attending Dick Bruso’s highly acclaimed story-based Brandstorming session for creating powerful, unique, and enduring brands in a very noisy marketplace. 

For well over two decades, Dick has presented his in-demand Brandstorming program all across North America. This year, it’s being offered virtually, at no additional cost, as a special bonus, via Zoom, to all registrants of the 2022 Colorado Christian Writers Conference.

During this dynamic interactive session, Dick will demonstrate (with the assistance of two randomly selected attendees) how you and your writer colleagues can develop brands based on your unique and powerful life stories. You’ll also learn the secret of how to apply the “umbrella branding” approach to encompass all aspects of your career as a professional writer while staying totally congruent with your desired target markets.

To Prepare for Your Appointments – Links coming when you register for these pre-recorded webinars.

Pre-recorded Webinars

The Weight of the First Page – Linda Glaz

Learn to put POP! and action onto the first page of your work, in a manner that keeps a potential reader … well … reading.

Pitching to Industry Professionals – Linda Glaz
Learn how to construct the much-needed Pitch.

Nonfiction One Sheet – Marlene Bagnull
Beyond explaining what needs to be included on your nonfiction one sheet and why, Marlene shares some of her journey to publication.

Fiction One Sheet – Darcie Gudger

Zoom Meetings – Links coming when you register

Developing a Great Nonfiction Pitch – Karen Whiting
Tuesday, April 26, 4:30 pm MT (6:30 ET, 5:30 CT, 3:30 PT)
AND  Saturday, April 30, 2:30 pm MT (4:30 ET, 3:30 CT, 1:30 PT) (Saturday is 2 hours later than first scheduled)

Make the best pitch to not only grab an editor’s attention to help get a contract but to start developing a marketing plan. Karen is the author of 27 traditionally published books. She will provide individual help to polish each person’s pitch. An effective pitch will, in 30 seconds:

Practice Your Fiction Pitch – Gayle Roper
Date & Time: May 1, 2022 03:00 pm ET (4 CT, 3 MT, 2 PT) & 5:00 pm ET (4 CT, 3 MT, 2 PT)

So you only have a few minutes tops. What do you say to catch the ear of an editor, an agent--anybody? Let's work together on your pitch. Let's get the best first sentence you can devise, the best story arc you can present in the fewest words. If ever there's a time you need to prepare, it's now so you sound professional and your story sounds irresistible.

Connect at the Conference – DeeDee Lake
Monday, May 2, 6:30 pm

DeeDee is an expert in connecting and relationships. Raised as a military brat and an Army wife, she has lived in 50 houses. She knows how to relate! Connecting is one of the best aspects of a conference. Don’t know how to relate? Come to this Zoom workshop to know how to make the best impression, schedule and attend appointments, to have realistic expectations, and the dos and don’ts of following up after the conference. The literary business is a relational business. Let’s talk about creating relationships.

Navigating the Conference and Hour of Encouragement – Marlene Bagnull
Sunday, May 8, 6:00 pm
Zoom with Marlene to learn how to navigate the conference dashboard and to get your questions answered.