- KCWC is a small conference. Usually, we have about 100 people in attendance, including faculty and steering committee. At larger conferences, it's easy to be overwhelmed with the sheer size of the crowd and the multitude of choices you have to make.
- The Beginners Basics class was designed just for you. Instructor Lettie K. Burress has taught this class in many venues, including Lifeway conferences.
- The Making Sense of Market Guides workshop will help you find publishers so that you can being submitting your work.
- You can learn how to craft effective articles in Michael Brewer's workshops.
- Wendy Brown's workshops will help you examine God's call on your gift of writing and how to use writing techniques from scripture.
- Tracy Crump's workshop on writing for the Chicken Soup series will help you succeed in submitting your work to that market.
- Mary Lou Redding will give you tips on writing devotionals and encouragement on submitting to The Upper Room, a great place for beginners to submit their work.
- If fiction is your forte, Virginia Smith, Carlton Hughes, Ann Gabhart, and David Pierce, will help you hone your fiction techniques.
- Kim Peterson will fill you in on what it takes to get published in the children's and teens' markets.
- The workshop, Get Organized and Sell Your Work, will provide tips on setting up your writing records and research as well as managing your time.
- Andrea Merrell will meet with you if your interest is writing devotions for online publication.
- You can meet privately with one of the faculty about your work and your aspirations.
- You will meet other writers, some beginners and some very experienced, who will share their journey with you and encourage you in finding your way.
More encouragement for beginners: See these articles where writers share their conference experience.
Carlton Hughes: Encouragement
Cassandra Wessel: Why Am I Here?
Dianne E. Butts: Writing for Publication---and Servanthood
Londa S. Hayden: Reminder and Testimony
Barbara Wells: Educated, Motivated, and Celebrated