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When you walk into a home, you can tell if it is the result of careful and thoughtful design. That’s true with our writing projects, too. For Christian writers, the importance increases. We want nothing to distract from God’s message to the heart, nothing to clutter the mind He desires to penetrate with His words of hope. We design our writing to take the best advantage of the Light. In this multi-session workshop day, we’ll approach our writing projects from the viewpoint of a prospective homeowner walking up the sidewalk and through the front door of a home. Is it inviting? Does it show attention to detail? Can the reader (prospective buyer) envision himself or herself in that setting? Is the literary decor out of date? What are the acoustics like, the landscaping, the foundation? Prepare to leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of how to “stage” your project so you can plant a “SOLD!” sign in its front yard.



Cynthia RuchtiCynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in Hope through her novels, novellas, devotions, and nonfiction, and through speaking for women’s events/retreats and writers’ conferences/workshops. She draws from 33 years of experience writing and producing the 15-minute daily radio broadcast, “The Heartbeat of the Home.” Her books have received recognition from RT Reviewers’ Choice, PW Starred Review, Selah Awards, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, CLASSeminars Award of Excellence, Golden Scroll Awards, and more. She serves as Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers is a board member of the Deliver Hope ministry, and is part of the worship team at her church. She and her husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.


  •    Early Bird (until 9/15)  $30/$55/$75   (student/member/nonmember)
  •    Regular (9/16-10/13)    $30/$65/$80   (student/member/nonmember)
  •    Walk-In                         $30/$90          (student/all others)

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