If you write, or read, books that matter – books with substance and soul – then this is the place for you. We are here to help you gain inspiration and knowledge to empower your writing.
Writing for Your Life is committed to offering a wide variety of useful resources and services to support spiritual writers. We offer in-person writing conferences and online videos featuring leading spiritual writers and publishing industry experts. Authors discuss and teach about various aspects of spiritual writing. Industry experts offer advice on how to get published and how to market. We also provide a host of services and resources to support your spiritual writing. We cannot guarantee that you will become a best-selling author, but we will help you take your best shot. Learn to tell your own story; write for your life!
Our conferences have a reputation for very high quality speakers and strong collegiality, and have been consistently ranked 4.6 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5. Please do not be intimidated if you have not yet published. Come join us and enjoy the supportive environment!
Currently in progress:
- “Reading Hope in Trying Times” a free daily video interview series, featuring some of our author partners, each sharing their thoughts on where we are, discussing how God has helped them through challenging times, and suggesting books that might be helpful during the trying times we currently face.
- “First Fridays” are free monthly author interviews that deal with business aspects of being a spiritual writer, on the First Friday of each month
- “Second Tuesdays” are free monthly interactive discussions with a panel of our author friends, on the Second Tuesday of each month. Each month has a different topic for discussion.
Registration Now Open!!!
- An Italian Retreat: The Craft and Business of Spiritual Writing – Rome and Florence – September 20-26, 2020
- Rescheduled to October 9: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Milwaukee
- Rescheduled to October 12-13: Writing for Your Life – Minneapolis – featuring Barbara Brown Taylor
- Rescheduled to October 14: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Minneapolis
- Rescheduling to October: Writing for Your Life – Charlotte – featuring Barbara Brown Taylor
- Rescheduling to October: The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Charlotte
- Cancelled: Writing for Your Life – New Jersey – June 4-5, 2020
Save the Date!!!
- The Business of Being a Spiritual Writer – Nashville – November 14, 2020
- 2021 conferences are in development!
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Here is a list of the past conferences we’ve produced or co-produced.
Writing for Your Life also produces Publishing in Color conferences which are intended to help overcome the fact that in today’s spiritual publishing industry several groups are under-represented. (Learn more about Publishing in Color here.)
Writing for Your Life is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for pastors for our writing conferences and DigDeeper retreats. Writing for Your Life is a member of the Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (formerly the Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry).
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