Experience Writing 2023
June 12-13 @ Asbury Church, Tulsa
Do you have a story in your heart or your head or half-finished in a drawer or on a hard drive? God gave you your story for such a time as this. He’s given you something the world needs to hear right now. Maybe you’ve been feeling that. Maybe this is the first you’ve realized. But let me tell you…
Experience Writing 2023 is the time to OVERCOME what’s held you back.
We will help you to jump those hurdles and give you the tools and perspective you need to become…
A COURAGEOUS Writer.
And a CONSISTENT Writer.
Experience Writing 2023 will help YOU gain the confidence to write your God-given story by equipping you with the tools and skills you need to write over, under, and around life’s obstacles to finish that book and finish it well!
Join us June 12-13 at Asbury Church (Tulsa, OK) for this uniquely multi-generational event as you learn to OVERCOME what’s stopped you and to write the story that’s been on your heart!
See you there!
See Conference Details Below!
Cost – $75 (Preregistration Required)
Ages 11-111 welcome! Fiction writers and non-fiction writers welcome!
Meals are included in the ticket price and will be a time to talk to the speakers and to fellow authors!
Dates & Times
- 8:30am-8:00pm, Monday June 12 (Lunch & Dinner included!)
- 8:30am-5:30pm, Tuesday June 13 (Light Breakfast & Lunch included!)
Asbury Church, 6767 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa OK 74133
Each day at 6pm the bookstore will be selling speaker’s books! Be sure to bring a little spending money!
6767 S Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK 74133
Conference includes lunch both days and dinner on Monday night! Plus the conference bookstore will be open at 6pm each night!
Monday, June 12
8:30 – Registration
9:00 – “Why We Write” with Janice Buswell
What’s in your heart to say? Who needs to hear it? Knowing why God has called you to write and who He has called you to reach helps you identify, guard, and grow your voice. In this session, Janice will help you gain clarity about why YOU write.
10:45 – “Creating Compelling Characters” with Robin Patchen
Every great story is populated with memorable characters. But inventing those characters—their personality traits, dreams, desires, histories, fears—is no easy task. In this class, we’ll discover tools for creating characters who feel so real and lifelike that our readers will root for them until the very end.
12:15 – “Lunch with Authors”
1:30 – “Building Community” with Laurel Thomas
Relationships connect and perfect us as writers in our creative journey. We need our tribe!
3:05 – “Author Mingle”
5:00 – “Dinner with Authors”
6:30 – “Writing Through Life’s Trials and Difficulties” with Robin Patchen
Do you often set your writing aside to make room for urgent projects? Do you find it difficult to write when life has been physically challenging or emotionally draining? Do you struggle to prioritize writing when other tasks—and people—seek to distract you? Learn to meet your writing deadlines—external and self-imposed—despite the distractions, difficulties, and disasters that come your way.
Tuesday, June 13
8:30 – Light Breakfast
9:00 – “Crafting Quotable Prose” with Robin Patchen
In this class, we’ll discuss elements common to many well-known and easily recalled quotes. Using examples from multiple sources, we’ll discover how to use simplicity, repetition, and cadence in our own work, no matter what the genre, to create succinct, impactful, and memorable prose.
10:45 – “Finding the Right Editor” with Laurel Thomas
A successful manuscript requires an editor with the right skills for your unique project. Discover how to find a professional who’ll propel your work into excellence!
12:15 – “Lunch with Authors”
1:30 – “Pros to Help You Grow” (Mingle with Industry Pros)
3:00 – “What Keeps You From Writing: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” with Lindi Collins
Do you ever struggle with a writing project because of fear? Do you ever ask yourself, “what if this story has already been written? What if someone else already wrote it better? What if I am not a good enough writer to complete the project?” In this session, Lindi will speak to the heart of your mind’s inner struggle— that negative voice inside that incapacitates your calling as a writer. She will motivate you to uncover your purpose, so your creative ability can be unleashed.
4:30 – “The Final Word” with Janice Buswell
A brief word of exhortation and a prayer to send you off to the next step of your writing journey!