"Write so heaven will be different," author Lee Roddy encouraged Christian writers at a conference years ago. Those words have given direction to Lin Johnson in her decades-long writing career, and they shape the program each year for the Write-to-Publish Conference on the Wheaton College Campus outside Chicago, Illinois. Writing So Heaven Will Be Different has compiled articles by others who have also made that their goal. Whether you're an experienced Christian writer or on your way to becoming one, you'll get caught up in the encouraging success stories in this book as alumni and faculty of the Write-to-Publish Conference pass along skill-building writing tips and practical encouragement for building a writing career and ministry "so heaven will be different." With this book, its editors and contributors celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Write-to-Publish Conference and pour out their most profound love and gratitude to Lin for her faithfulness in directing this stellar conference. Joyce K. Ellis (www.joycekellis.com), an assistant director for the Write-to-Publish Conference and a former magazine editor, has published hundreds of magazine articles and more than a dozen books, including The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman. She has served on the editorial staff of two magazines and now also mentors students of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild correspondence course, teaches at writers conferences, and speaks for women's groups and retreats across the country. Mother of three and grandmother of three, she lives with her husband in Minnesota. Tammie Edington Shaw, who serves on the staff of the Write-to-Publish Conference, has been an editor for a weekly newspaper, aproduction coordinator for a magazine and a product coordinator for David C. Cook. Her work has appeared in Today's Christian, Live, Standard, Evangel, Christian Communicator, Family Focus, and Pathways to God. She lives with her husband in Illinois.
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