The Best Gift Ever for the Writer in Your Life

SantaBy Laura Christianson

If you’re looking for a life-changing gift for the writer in your life, consider giving cash that your loved one can apply towards tuition to a writers’ conference.

Writers’ conferences are like a master’s-level crash course in all things writing related. Dozens of workshops cover topics such as writing fundamentals, blogging, novel writing, magazine writing, poetry writing, screenplay writing, public speaking, and more.

Writers’ conferences are fantastic places for learning (whether you’re a beginning, intermediate, or advanced writer), for networking with like-minded folks, and for pitching your ideas to editors and literary agents.

This winter and spring, I’ll be teaching at four writers’ conferences. Here’s a snapshot of what I’ll be teaching at each; please click the link to view detailed information and to register.

Social Media/Technology Conference

January 25, 2014
Kirkland, WA (Seattle area)

This brand-new one-day technology conference for writers and speakers is highly affordable. Register by January 7 and the fee is only $70.

I know all of the instructors and I guarantee you that you’re in for a treat. We’ll be teaching a variety of workshops (both beginning and more advanced) on blogging, websites, Facebook, Pinterest, and e-mail marketing.

I’ll be teaching three workshops:

  1. Wowful (not Woeful) Websites
  2. Creating a Compelling Landing Page
  3. Conquering the Facebook Monster

Click these links… to register or to view the schedule.

 

Online Marketing, Facebook, Pinterest, Websites

February 13-16, 2014
Colorado Springs, CO

If you’re a serious writer and are looking for an intensive conference hosted at one of the classiest hotels in the U.S., tell Santa you want to attend “Writing for the Soul.”

I’ll be teaching six workshops at this conference. For details, read my blog post, “Why the ‘Spray and Pray’ Marketing Method Doesn’t Work.”

 

The Best Little Conference in the Bay Area

February 21-22, 2014
Castro Valley, CA

This 1.5 day writers’ conference in the San Francisco East Bay is one of my favorites. So much so, in fact, that I’ll be taking on a leadership role for the 2015 conference.

This February, I’ll be scouting things out, meeting attendees and faculty, and teaching a workshop titled, “How Pinteresting! Fun Ways to Promote Your Writing on Pinterest.”

This conference worth every penny of the $109 registration fee.

Click here for details about the West Coast Christian Writers Conference.

 

Get a Head Start on Blogging

April 9-11, 2014 – Head Start Mentoring Clinic
Mount Hermon, CA

Located near Santa Cruz, CA in a beautiful redwood forest, Mount Hermon is the grandmother of all writers’ conferences. It lasts 4.5 days and you will learn more about writing and publishing than you ever imagined possible.

I’ll be leading a brand new Head Start Mentoring Clinic on blogging, which will take place April 9-11, before the main conference begins. My clinic is by application only and will be limited to 10 participants. You will get two full days unwavering instruction, coaching, and mentoring from me. I

Click here to read all about it, and submit your application right now. Don’t worry; I don’t bite!

 

Laura Christianson’s Speaking Schedule

For complete information on events at which I’ll be teaching, visit my Speaking page.

  • Karen

    Laura, the link for the Kirkland area seminar is not working. Is there another way to get the info? I may have friends interested in that one.

  • Karen

    Laura, the link for the Kirkland area seminar is not working. Is there another way to get the info? I may have friends interested in that one.

  • Karen, Their site looks to be down temporarily. I’ll notify them about this issue. Check back in a couple of days and try the link again.

  • Karen, Their site looks to be down temporarily. I’ll notify them about this issue. Check back in a couple of days and try the link again.

  • Karen

    Okay! Thank you!

  • Karen

    Okay! Thank you!

  • Karen – The link to the Technology Conference is now working.

  • Karen – The link to the Technology Conference is now working.