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Blue Lake Christian Writers’ Retreat to be held April 6-9 – The Andalusia Star-News

Whether you’re a new or experienced writer, interested in fiction or non-fiction, you’ll be inspired as you discover the art of writing at the Blue Lake Christian Writers’ Retreat being held April 6-9.

In courses taught by seasoned professionals, you’ll learn how to improve your writing, market your manuscripts, and get published. Topics include writing children’s picture books, poetry, devotional messages, magazine articles, novels, as well as writing Bible stories and other subjects.

The retreat is led by Marilyn Turk, who is a published Christian author. His work has been published in Guideposts magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Lighthouse Digest, The Upper Room and several other magazines.

The Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat is three nights and three days at the beautiful Blue Lake Methodist Camp, surrounded by the Conecuh National Forest. The camp is located on Highway 137, approximately 22 miles south of Andalucia, Alabama.

It will include praise and worship as well as an opening speech. Participants can choose from three different continuous courses in the morning and 12 workshops in the afternoon, which offer a range of information on various aspects of writing, both fiction and non-fiction. Areas also include articles, devotionals, self-publishing, marketing and more.

“The faculty is exceptional,” according to Turk. Among them are Cheryl Wray (a prolific freelance writer who has published seven books on writing), John Herring (CEO of Iron Stream Media), Susan King (former editor of The Upper Room) and James Watkins (author of 20 books and 2500 articles). ), as well as other authors and publishers.

“Everyone will be able to take something away from this conference,” Turk said. “Good writing is good writing. This lecture will teach you how to format a story, articles or devotional. The retreat is also open to all ages.

“This retreat is very motivating. This should help you, as a writer, to clarify your goals. It can help you decide what you want to do, what you need to work on, and show you your strengths and weaknesses.

Another good reason to attend the retreat is to open up opportunities. This stuff opens doors to posting. Individual review sessions can be scheduled. “There are a lot of social networks. It’s a very good platform for writers,” says Turk.

Reserve your place now at Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat as space is limited. To learn more about accommodations and meals, as well as registration fees for the entire conference or specific days, visit bluelakecwr.com. Commuters within daily driving distance of Blue Lake Methodist Camp are also welcome.

Margarita W. Wilson

The author Margarita W. Wilson