The Northwest Christian Writers Renewal Conference is coming up May 7 and 8, and I’m looking forward to attending. Brandilyn Collins, a “leading force in Christian mystery fiction” is the keynote speaker. I met her at another conference a few years back, and she’s a great teacher. She’ll be talking about creating dynamic suspense through character desire, emotion, conflict, and twists, among other things. I’m hoping to learn new ways of creating suspense for my own mysteries.
I’m also looking forward to meeting Sandra Bishop from the MacGregor Literary Agency and Nick Harrison from Harvest House, who’s teaching a course on Selling Your Fiction in Tough Economic Times. I imagine he’ll say something about how writing a spectacular novel is the best way to do this, but we’ll see.
When it’s over, I’ll blog all the highlights, so stay tuned.