Thursday, February 5, 2009

Career Track: In Depth Workshops for Serious Writers - Eva Marie Everson

By Eva Marie Everson
Career Track Director

FCWC is offering something new and exciting this year! We've been experimenting with it for the last few conferences and now we think we really have the recipe down!

For those who qualify we are offering a CAREER TRACK. This series of workshops is for those who take their craft "more than seriously" and are looking at it more from a professional or career mindset. Take a look below. If these workshops pique your interest and you qualify, contact me ASAP at

9:30 - 10:30 am
Coffee Reception
Who: Those accepted into the track and faculty involved in the track.

2:45 - 3:45 pm
Who: Laura Christianson and Jim Rubart of He Blogs, She Blogs
What: Social Media Marketing
8:30 - 9:30 am
Who: Rebeca Seitz
What: Master Marketing

9:45 - 10:45 am
Who: Rachel Zurakowski, Les Stobbe, Robin Stanley, Bonnie Harvey, Katie Sulkowski
What: Agent's Panel

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Who: Alton Gansky, Randy Ingermanson, Anny Byle, Virginia Smith, Leann Weiss-Rupard
What: Author's Panel

2:45 - 3:45 pm
Who: Vicki Crumpton, Lee Emory, Steven Lawson, Dan Penwell, Judi Perry, Allen Quain, Rod Morris, Lee Emory, Athena Dean, Carla Williams
What: Editor's Panel

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Who: Cheri Cowell, Larry Leech, Cecil Murphey, Cynthia Schnereger, Davis Bunn, Steven Lawson
What: Breakout Session on Ethics (panel discussion)

Who: Shelly Ballestero
What: Finding your own personal style with Shelly B!
8:30 - 9:30 am
Who: Laura Petherbridge
What: Speaking & Writing 101

9:45 - 10:45 am
Who: Cheri Cowell
What: Speaking & Writing 201

1:30 -2:30 pm
Who: Dr. Calvin Miller
What: Master Craftsman

2:45 - 3:45 pm
Who: Janice Elsheimer
What: Master Penning

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Who: Cynthia Schnerger & Eva Marie
What: Finding Personal, Professional, and Spiritual Balance

Who: Laura P and Cheri C
What: Round table discussion/speaking
Eva Marie Everson's work includes the award-winning titles, Reflections of God's Holy Land; A Personal Journey Through Israel, Shadow of Dreams, Sex, Lies and the Media, and The Potluck Club as well as The Potluck Club: Trouble's Brewing, The Potluck Club Takes the Cake; The Potluck Cateromg Club Secret's in the Sauce, Oasis: A Spa for Body & Soul, and Sex, Lies and High School, to name a few. Eva is a contributing author and/or editor to a number of other publications.

Eva Marie is a graduate & student of Andersonville Theological Seminary, past-president of AWSA’s (Advanced Writers & Speakers Association) steering committee and the recipient of their Member of the Year Award for 2002, past president of Word Weavers, a mentor with Christian Writers Guild a graduate of CLASS, a past panelist for The Writers View-2, and a member of a number of organizations for writers. She speaks and has spoken both nationally and internationally. Visit her at

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  1. I am not trying to monopolize this blog but I find it so interesting and informative that it is hard not to respond. Also as a rookie blogger I am trying to learn all I can about blogging and am excited there will be help in this area at the conference.

    The career track sounds so wonderful! It also sounds like something for someone who is able to devote themselves full-time to writing. As a homeschool mom who also has had custody of her youngest grandson since he was six months old, I am not sure that I am able to spend the hours needed away from home marketing, etc. that a career track entails. Yet I do want to prepare myself in every way for future opportunities.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on how much time a part-time writer should be prepared to invest after the conference?

    With all the continuing education and tentative workshop information before me, I'm wishing I could go to everything, as they all look wonderful.

    I am so grateful to be able to attend this conference. What a major blessing in my life and one that will be always remembered!

  2. Donna,

    Just checked with conference director Billie Wilson, and indeed, CDs of every workshop will be sold prior to and at the conference. So you don't have to worry about missing a session -- you can buy 'em all!

    Within a week, there should be a pre-order shopping cart at the conference Web site:

    Having enrolled in Career Tracks at other conferences, my take is that most of the writers who participate write regularly for magazines or have published a book or two or 100. In other words, they aren't beginners.

    But very few writers make a living writing full-time; most of us have other jobs that help pay the bills. If you haven't been published yet, I recommend taking advantage of the many workshops for emerging writers.

    If you've been published and feel as if you have a good handle on how the pub industry works and are prepared to take the next steps in furthering your career, apply for the Career Track.

    Look forward to meeting you at the conference... I invite you to attend our "Boggled by Blogging" workshop for novice bloggers.

    Laura Christianson


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