Monday, August 10, 2009

Great conference - new opportunities

Wow ~ I got back from the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference on Saturday night. It was an amazing conference! I met several fellow fantasy writers, who I hope will join us here on Fairies, Fantasy and Faith. The faculty was great and everyone I talked to learned a lot and felt encouraged.

My 16-year-old daughter, Mary, went with me. Dr. Ted Baehr ( taught a three-day screen writing class and she attended that. She learned so much more about the industry that she ever dreamed and has the opportunity to go out to CA next summer as an intern! We will be getting all the details before we make the decision to send her all the way across the country.

Jeff Gerke from Marcher Lord Press was there. He was great fun and his continuing workshop was amazing. I talked with him about Fairyeater and he was encouraging and showed me some places I needed to work on. That's always a good thing.

I also have the opportunity to send a proposal to an agent and another publishing house, so I'll be working away over the next few weeks to whip everything in shape before I send it all out. Of course, I want to send it NOW!! But that would not be wise, so I'll do what I have to do and be patient. It's all in God's timing anyway, so what do I have to worry about?

Next Monday, I'll be leaving for vacation, so I will not be posting again for 2 weeks. But when I get back, I want to start really looking into the various parts of fantasy writing and the Hero's Journey and character development. I'm hoping we'll get some really good discussion going.

Happy writing!
pam <><


  1. It was good seeing you there, Pam, even if we didn't have much time to talk. I loved Jeff's workshop too, even if I only got in two sessions. Not that he's totally sold me on the novelist as film-maker metaphor. Unless it's a psychic film-maker...

  2. We have to keep in mind that every editor has a different idea and glean from it what works for our book/writing. I talked with Jeff for half an hour and he gave me lots of good tips, but not everything he suggested will work for ME. It's like a treasure hunt, finding the gold nuggets that will enhance our stories.

    I enjoyed meeting you, Janet! Thanks for coming and finding me.

  3. Hi Pam, I gave your blog an award. Please go to to learn about the award and how to pass it on.
    Love, Michele

  4. Thanks, Michele! I'll check it out.