At the 2014 OC Christian Writers Conference taking place on April 24-25, Cecil Murphey will speak on what it takes to make a living as a Christian writer before you’re famous. If there’s any writer qualified to speak on that topic, it’s Cecil Murphey. The veteran author has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
He wasn’t always famous with a long list of bona fides as an author. He knows what it’s like to be a struggling writer, and during an afternoon lecture at the 2014 writers conference held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana, he will spill the beans. He will detail six practical ways to make money as a Christian writer before your books hit the New York Times bestseller list.
“You could write a book that lands on the New York Times best-seller list but you may not be not at that point right now,” Cec recently told the conference director, Antonio Crawford. “In my lecture, writers will learn what they can do now to make a lot of money as a writer.”
Cec, as he’s known at conferences all over America, teaches the nuts and bolts of building a writing business. Who better to learn from than someone who has written over 135 books?
His lecture will take place Saturday afternoon is aptly titled: How to Make a Lot of Money as a Writer. It’s not easy to make a full-time income by writing. Only about 2 percent live off their income as writers. In this lecture Cec Murphey will shows you six ways to make a lot of money as a book writer.
Cec Murphey will also give a keynote lecture early Saturday morning, and he will be available throughout the day to meet with conferees by appointment. Appointments for all conference speakers are given on a priority basis according to the date of conference registration.
Cec Murphey certainly is worth the price of admission, but he’s not the only Christian writing professional who will be available for conferees to meet with. For times and titles of lectures visit. www.occwf.org
Also among the faculty will be
- Literary agents Chip MacGregor, MacGregor Literary
- Steve Hutson, Word Wise Media Services
- Sharon Norris Elliot from Gospel Roads Magazine
- B.J. Taylor representing Guideposts, Mysterious Ways & Angels on Earth
- Marilyn White, publisher of Precious Times Magazine
- Kim Bangs, author relations manager, Regal Books
- Eddie Jones, acquisitions editor, Lighthouse Publishing
- Susan Titus Osborn, representing New Hope Publishers
- Kathy Ide, Founder of the Christian Pen, author & freelance editor
- Nancy Sanders, bestselling children’s author
For the full faculty list, available consults, and list of lectures and registration visit www.occwf.org
The conference is filling up. These agents and editors consulting schedule will fill up fast. Register early to assure you can meet with the editor and agent of your choice. The OC Christian Writers Conference has been in operation serving the needs of Christian writers in the greater Orange County area for over 29 years. Many of our conferees have gone onto great publishing success. Get on board early and get published in 2014.