Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hot Time in the Cool Mountains!

HOT time in the COOL mountains!


Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Christian Novelist Retreat 

Retreat for writers wanting to learn more about the craft and creativity of writing novels - all genres – contemporary and historical

October 18-22, 2015
Theme: Hope in the middle of faith and love. - I Corinthians 13:13

It’s
HOT, HOT, HOT
unseasonably so – right now in these mountains
but this too shall pass
And all that will be HOT in a few months is that book you’re working on
- or thinking about -
Time to improve it, work on it, brainstorm it, get it critiqued,
enter it into a contest, and/or show it to an editor/agent!

October is the peak season for leaf color in the mountains of western North Carolina and the perfect time for novelists to gather for inspiration, encouragement, improving skills and practicing creativity. If you don’t have an idea in mind, we’ll help you find that too.

Small, intimate group. Please register early. – Ridgecrest: 1.800.588.7222

LOCATION
Ridgecrest/LifeWay Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC
(twenty minutes east of Asheville—home of the famous Biltmore House and Gardens)

All sleeping rooms and classes for the Novel Retreat are in Mountain Laurel Hotel
Ridgecrest Novelist Pricing:
Program Fee - $325 full time
Program Fee - $120 for one day
Program Fee - $60 for one-half day
Mountain Laurel Lodging (per room, per night:
Single $69, Double $69, Triple $79, Quad $89
Meal Package - $96 per person (Sunday dinner - Thursday lunch)

TEACHING FACULTY: They don’t come any better than these!
Lynette Eason (widely-acclaimed suspense writer,speaker,award)
Eva Marie Everson (FCWC director, best-seller, pres.WordWeavers,editor)
Eddie Jones (author, speaker, publisher Lighthouse of the Carolinas)
Yvonne Lehman (conference director 30+ years, 56 novels, 5 non-fiction, editor)
Torry Martin (anything creative! author, actor, speaker, you name it!)
DiAnn Mills (50+ best selling novels, suspense, multiple Christy winner)
Edie Melson (best-selling books, Guideposts blogger, Social Media expert)
Robert Whitlow (best-selling thrillers, movies, we’ll show his movie Mountain Top)
                           Diana Flegal (Hartline agent, speaker, author)
Lori Marett (award-winning scripts, DVD movie Meant to Be)
Ann Tatlock (adult and children’s books, multiple Christy winner, editor LPC)
Deborah Harvey (music and worship leader)

(in addition to novel classes, we offer Social Media instruction, script writing,

CONTESTS – CRITIQUES – AWARDS
BONUS MONTHLY TUITION DISCOUNTS
(for discounts: yvonnelehman3@gmail.com)

TO NAME A FEW OFFERINGS:
Mythic structure, archetypes, ideas, senses, social media, compelling protagonist & antagonist, scenes, scriptwriting, movie making, cozy mystery, point of no-return, writing as extended ministry, seat-of-pants suspense, top ten mistakes, comedy for stage & screen, romance, query letter, cover blurb, changing state of publishing, character arc, plot, tension, Goodreads/Pinterest/etc., write for your life, dialogue, successful critique groups, advanced characterization, synopsis, dialogue that sings/dances/plays piano, genre & brainstorming

AND THEN THERE’S:
Inspiration, encouragement, association, great food (you don’t have to cook and wash the dishes!), classes in one building, beautiful spacious rooms, indescribably beautiful views, maybe a black bear or so, bookstore, signings, Moments presentations and opportunities, one-on-one with faculty whether or not you pitch…just discuss,
writing time, worship, music, fun, laughter

JOINING US IS A REALLY COOL THING TO DO!
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU


Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, who founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She mentors for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. Her latest releases include eight ebooks for Barbour’s Truly Yours line and a Harlequin/Heartsong series set in Savannah GA: The Caretaker’s Son, Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr. Perfect, (released in March, August, & November 2013). Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the TITANIC

1 comments:

Ane Mulligan said...

This is the next item on my wish list. :o)