Tuesday 22 September 2015

10 Great Reasons to Come to the Christian Writers Conference

From Guest Contributor Susan Barnes

Today I'd like to welcome Susan Barnes to Australasian Christian Writers. Susan is one of the team working hard to prepare for the 2015 Australian Christian Writers' Conference, to be held on the outskirts of Melbourne from October 23rd to 25th. I'm looking forward to it!

10 Great Reasons to Come to the Christian Writers Conference

1. Keynote Speaker: 

Hear from Simon Kennedy, new President of Omega Writers Inc. and be encouraged by what's happening in Australasian Christian writing

2. Develop your Craft: 

Learn skills for writing fiction, non-fiction, film scripts, articles, for every age group

3. Workshops: 

Build a conference that's right for you, take a break if you need to, choose sessions based on your needs from Writing Skills, Marketing, Publishing, Creative, Inspirational, Spiritual, even Ergonomics

4. Networking: 

Make new friends, build significant connections, find a writing partner or form a writing group in your area

5. Editorial/Publisher/Consultant Appointments: 

Your opportunity to have one on one time with a specialist and discover the next step for your manuscript

6. Promotion: 

Book Spots available for recently published authors and the opportunity for your book to be on our bookstall

7. Chat with Professionals: 

During meals and afternoon/morning teas get to know published authors, editors and publishers

8. Timing Options: 

Your choice of coming for a day or for the whole weekend

9. Disconnect from busyness: 

Situated amongst the stunning hills and gorges of Myrniong, Lake Dewar Lodge, Bacchus Marsh is the ideal location for a getaway

10. Reconnect with your writing: 

Be inspired, refreshed and rejuvenated

Thanks ACW for the opportunity to write about the Christian Writers Conference. Hope to see you there.

Looking forward to it! If you'd like to find out more or book your spot, visit

About Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes is one of the conference coordinators. She likes to write inspirational articles, book reviews, and reflections on Bible passages and regularly blogs at

You can also find her at Her website containing inspirational articles, book reviews and devotional thoughts on Bible passages.


  1. Looking forward to another great conference :)

  2. You girls & fellows are really going to have a marvellous time! Looking at the different topics you can see they have covered everything you'd ever want to know. Plus the great fellowship of like-minded souls. (Even if non-writers think we are a weird lot!!!!)

    I had planned to be there but circumstances set me back, so next I come.

  3. Thanks Iola for the opportunity to share. Looking forward to a great time at conference and meeting up with new and 'old' friends.

  4. Hi Susan, Thanks for visiting ACW and sharing about the upcoming CWC :) I'm really looking forward to it but I'm not sure #9 has ever applied to me? I've always found conferences busy and the time flies by too quickly. I'm usually trying to catch up with writing friends who I rarely see in person and chat with new writing friends. Rose Dee and I lost count of the number of hours we spent chatting together at ACFW in Dallas last week, lol.

  5. For #9 Narelle, I was thinking about the nice walks you can go on around the venue. Take a couple of friends with you and chat while you walk!


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