Annual Conference

2024—Write Bravely

authenticity that promotes community and invites people in

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
Trinity Fellowship Church, 300 N Latah St., Boise, ID 83704.
Time Details — 9 AM to 3 PM
$50 ICW members | $75 non-members
Includes box lunch
(We apologize, but special dietary requests are not available)

Keynote Speaker

Gregory Coles
Author | Speaker | Scholar

Music by

Derek Ryan
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Worship by

Lisa Phillips and Rachelle Nelson

Breakout Details

Lisa Phillips
“Enter the Fight—Doing Battle with Your Story”

Come find out about five common elements that all writers face, regardless of the project ahead of them. See how to view these five hurdles in the light of scripture, and the call God places on each of us to glorify Him with everything we do. And grab some fiction writing tips along the way.

Heather Woodhaven and Angela Young
“Step into the Spotlight—Marketing and Growing Your Business”

How do you make people aware of your writing in a saturated world? Angela Young shares her experience in growing a business, marketing, and selling non-fiction books in the Treasure Valley. Heather Woodhaven will share her journey of marketing both trad and indie novels, as well as how she’s approaching the future. From tried and true to the latest out-of-the box ideas, both presenters hope to help you on the path to discovering what works for you and your brand. 

Hilarey Johnson
“Embrace the Struggle—Polishing Your Manuscript”

This class will be an introduction to self-editing. It will not emphasize “parts of speech” or grammar—but will focus on style, POV, and story arc. It is ideal for writers who want to start, have started, or have completed their first few manuscripts. It will also benefit writers who want to become more involved in a critique group but are not confident about what they will bring to the table.

Angela Ruth Strong
“Kiss that Formula Goodbye—Writing Romance”

If you’re going to break the writing rules, do it for a reason and do it well. This class teaches the pros and cons of writing outside genre fiction to make your career your own.

Your ticket includes a box lunch so attendees can stay on campus and fellowship. In addition to providing this opportunity to interact with successful authors of specific genres, we will host a fantasy-writing panel discussion with Paul Regnier and Rachelle Nelson, giving opportunities for roundtable mentoring and advice with experienced authors, including podcasters Becky and Steve Lyles and award-winning historical fiction author and blogger, Peter Leavell.

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