IMG_6801.jpgAvenues to Connect with Writers!

There are many avenues of connection for a writer! Here are my favorites! If you have others, please email me!

Join Melanie’s group on Facebook! Type WLG Writers Life Group into your search bar. It will be my pleasure to admit you into the group! WLG has members from all over the world and we talk all things writing.

Meet face-to-face with other writers in the Houston Area. Once a quarter, you might consider attending the WLG Reunion Dinner at a local Houston restaurant. Everyone interested in writing is welcome!

On the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7PM, consider attending the Inspirational Writers Alive! group located at Houston’s First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway, RM 145, Houston, Texas, 77024. Email Martha Rogers at with any questions.

On the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3PM, you can attend a CRITIQUE ONLY group at Champion Forest Baptist Church, 1555 Stuebner Airline Rd., Houston, Texas 77069. Email DiAnn Mills at with any questions.

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, fiction writers will want to check out the ACFW(American Christian Fiction Writers), The Woodlands group, meeting from 11AM to 1PM in the Lupe Tortilla Restaurant located at 19437 Interstate 45, Shenandoah, Texas 77385. For questions, email Kathrese McKee at



Writing Conferences

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
Mt. Hermon, California

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
Asheville, North Carolina

Texas Christian Writers Conference
Houston, Texas

Have you been to a good conference lately? Email and let me know, so we can post it here!


Don’t Give Up! Did You Know?

Alex Haley spent eight years writing his novel, Roots, only to receive 200 CONSECUTIVE REJECTIONS before eventually selling 1.5 million copies of the book in the first seven months after release!

Twenty-four literary agencies turned down The Notebook, written by Nicholas Sparks. The twenty-fifth agency sold the book to Time Warner for $1 million dollars!

After 20 rejections, WM Paul Young decided to self-publish his book, The Shack, which eventually led to 15 million sales and a movie!

Don’t be afraid to rewrite! Peter Benchley’s novel, Jaws, was rejected (at least the initial 100 pages) by his own publisher, Doubleday. Benchley started over from scratch and the book went on to sell 20 million copies!