A COOL THING TO DO!

Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Christian Novelist Retreat
Retreat for writers wanting to learn more about the craft and creativity of writing novels – all genres – contemporary and historical

October 18-22, 2015

Theme: Hope in the middle of faith and love. – I Corinthians 13:13

It’s HOT, HOT, HOT – unseasonably so – right now in these mountains

but… this too shall pass

And all that will be HOT in a few months is that book you’re working on

– or thinking about –

Time to improve it, work on it, brainstorm it, get it critiqued,

enter it into a contest, and/or show it to an editor/agent!

October is the peak season for leaf color in the mountains of western North Carolina and the perfect time for novelists to gather for inspiration, encouragement, improving skills and practicing creativity. If you don’t have an idea in mind, we’ll help you find that too.

Small, intimate group. Please register early. – Ridgecrest: 1.800.588.7222

http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/event/novelist – yvonnelehman3@gmail.com

LOCATION

Ridgecrest/LifeWay Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

(twenty minutes east of Asheville—home of the famous Biltmore House and Gardens)

All sleeping rooms and classes for the Novel Retreat are in Mountain Laurel Hotel

Ridgecrest Novelist Pricing:

Program Fee – $325 full time

Program Fee – $120 for one day

Program Fee – $60 for one-half day

Mountain Laurel Lodging (per room, per night:

Single $69, Double $69, Triple $79, Quad $89

Meal Package – $96 per person (Sunday dinner – Thursday lunch)

TEACHING FACULTY: They don’t come any better than these!

Lynette Eason (widely-acclaimed suspense writer,speaker,award)

Eva Marie Everson (FCWC director, best-seller, pres.WordWeavers,editor)

Eddie Jones (author, speaker, publisher Lighthouse of the Carolinas)

Yvonne Lehman (conference director 30+ years, 56 novels, 5 non-fiction, editor)

Torry Martin (anything creative!author,actor,speaker,you name it!)

DiAnn Mills (50+ best selling novels, suspense, multiple Christy winner)

Edie Melson (best-selling books, Guideposts blogger, Social Media expert)

Robert Whitlow (best-selling thrillers, movies, we’ll show his movie Mountain Top)

Diana Flegal (Hartline agent, speaker, author)

Lori Marett (award-winning scripts, DVD movie Meant to Be)

Ann Tatlock (adult and children’s books, multiple Christy winner, editor LPC)

Deborah Harvey (music and worship leader)

(in addition to novel classes, we offer Social Media instruction, script writing,

CONTESTS – CRITIQUES – AWARDS

BONUS MONTHLY TUITION DISCOUNTS

(for discounts: yvonnelehman3@gmail.com)

TO NAME A FEW OFFERINGS:

Mythic structure, archetypes, ideas, senses, social media, compelling protagonist & antagonist, scenes, scriptwriting, movie making, cozy mystery, point of no-return, writing as extended ministry, seat-of-pants suspense, top ten mistakes, comedy for stage & screen, romance, query letter, cover blurb, changing state of publishing, character arc, plot, tension, Goodreads/Pinterest/etc., write for your life, dialogue, successful critique groups, advanced characterization, synopsis, dialogue that sings/dances/plays piano, genre & brainstorming

AND THEN THERE’S:

Inspiration, encouragement, association, great food (you don’t have to cook and wash the dishes!), classes in one building, beautiful spacious rooms, indescribably beautiful views, maybe a black bear or so, bookstore, signings, Moments presentations and opportunities, one-on-one with faculty whether or not you pitch…just discuss,

writing time, worship, music, fun, laughter

JOINING US IS A REALLY COOL THING TO DO!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU – Yvonne

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About yvon63

Author of 50 novels. Director of Blue Ridge Christian "Autumn in the Mountains" Novelist Retreat held annually in October, in the panoramic mountains of western North Carolina.
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