Over at the Catholic Writers Guild, I share my private correspondence for the good of many. Because yes, if you’re a Catholic writer — or aspiring Catholic writer — you really ought to register and attend the Catholic Writers Conference if you can.
The Catholic Writers Conference is just two months away now, and you might be wondering, “Should I go to Chicago? Is it worth it?” You aren’t the only one. From my inbox:
So the CWG Live conference. My dear friend and fellow Guild member and I want to go. But, we’re going to need some motivation/conviction/roughing up.
Can you help offer a few inspiring words why we absolutely must attend this year or be destined writing failures?
This was my answer:
Oh goodness, if you can swing the travel, GO!
Why? I came up with four reasons off the top of my head. And that’s just benefits for your average Catholic writer who doesn’t even have a manuscript to pitch this year.
You can find out those four reasons by reading the whole thing here. Trust me: Big reasons.
Why am I so enthusiastic about the Catholic Writers Guild?
Because I never would have been published if it weren’t for the many years of help I’ve received from the CWG.
You probably have a list of ten things that are wrong with my writing. I assure you, without the CWG, your list would be much, much longer. Only you wouldn’t have that list, because I wouldn’t be blogging here at Patheos, nor be published at any of the many other venues that not only accept my work, but sometimes even solicit it actively.
If you’re a writing and marketing super-genius, you don’t need help. Enjoy yourself and bravo for using your gifts.
If you’re a normal person who just likes to write stuff, the Catholic Writers Guild exists to help you become the best writer you can be.
Logo Art Courtesy of the Catholic Writers Guild and Catholic Writers Conference.