Looking for inspiration and practical advice to help your writing and your writing business? Writing for Your Life produces in-person writing conferences featuring leading authors and industry experts presenting on various topics, generally in the areas of “how to write” “how to get published” and “how to market”. Our conferences, workshops, and retreats have a reputation of collegiality and lack of competitiveness among attendees. Come join us and enjoy the supportive environment!

Registration is now open for this fall’s Advanced Spiritual Writers’ Retreats
in Elmhurst, Illinois and Toms River, New Jersey

Our Fall 2017 Advanced Spiritual Writers’ Retreats offer a limited-size, “deep dive” experience to inspire your writing and empower your marketing.

Click here to learn more about the retreat in Elmhurst, IL (suburban Chicago) – Nov. 2-3, 2017.

Click here to learn more about the retreat in Toms River, NJ (the Jersey Shore) – Nov. 15-16, 2017

Stay tuned for more conferences in 2018, or sign up for our email newsletter.

Many thanks to all the attendees and speakers at our recent conferences.


Comments from previous conferences:

Susan: “Thank you for the tremendous experience. I learned something from every writer I met and came home inspired.”

Kelly: “I can’t thank you enough for the past three days. I don’t know when I’ve attended a more worthwhile event. I have already followed up on several of the suggestions shared – and actually have heard back from one magazine editor!!”

Erin: “This group of writers and creative people have been a blessing to me. Thank you for putting on an excellent conference.”

Martha: “I wanted to thank you personally for all you have done to pull together an inspirational and helpful event with the Writing for Your Life workshop. I appreciate the affirming people and presenters (including you!) who were so approachable and engaging. God crafted a beautiful thing here – and you listened and made it happen. Thank you!”

Sarah: “Everything about it exceeded my expectations, which were very hopeful in the first place. I could see and sense the care that was put into every aspect of the conference, couldn’t have asked for a better experience”

Anonymous: “I couldn’t have been more satisfied–it was such an interesting and inspiring two days and money well spent–truly the best organized gathering of this kind that I’ve ever attended. The whole process from online registration to now was a pleasure. Thank you!”

Anonymous: “It’s great to be at a conference where many people are exploring, fleshing out what writing might look like in their lives. It’s a safe, supportive environment for people all across the spectrum of writerliness. OK, that’s not really a word, but it works. Thanks for creating that space.”

Anonymous: “This is the first writing conference I’ve ever attended, but I’ve been to lots of conferences. This was very high quality and very well organized. The logistics were smooth and the spaces were very comfortable. All the speakers were excellent. THANK YOU!!!”

Libby: “I need to say thank you. I expected a much more critical and envious experience. I left feeling all the things I want church to feel like for people: valued, important, connected, beloved. God called me to this event. And I know now that God is calling me to write. Peace be yours!”

Donna: “It was one of the best conferences I’ve attended, and we’ve attended many”