Don’t Miss Our Next Mini-Masterclass – September 23rd!
West Coast Christian Writers
Where Writers Thrive
Our NEW Mini-Masterclasses are one-hour long, include Q&A, and are held on Zoom. The topics are unique and are taught by industry professionals. We think you’ll love them!
A WCCW Mini-Masterclass
Bearable Book Marketing: Building Your Author Platform Shouldn’t Be “UnBearable”
September 23, 2020 – 10:00 AM PT – Via Zoom
Many of us cringe when we hear industry professionals talk about “platform” and “marketing,” because we don’t like the idea of self-promotion. What if I told you that building a platform doesn’t actually mean talking about yourself? Would it be crazy to think marketing could even be fun? Learn how an adventurous teddy bear triggered a creative marketing campaign for author Karen Barnett and helped her to reach a new audience of potential readers.
Karen Barnett, the award-winning author of seven novels, writes historical romance that sweeps readers into the beauty and adventure of our national parks. A former park ranger and naturalist, she worked at Mount Rainier National Park and Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and three mischievous dachshunds. When not writing, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, public speaking, and decorating crazy birthday cakes.
The Writer’s Secret Weapon: Crafting Mystery, Wonder & Hope Through the Skillful Use of Theology
August 11, 2020 – 10:00 AM PT – Via Zoom
Purchase the Recording of this Mini-Masterclass: $5.00
“Dr. Bill Giovannetti’s Mini-Masterclass set a high standard for the brand. The highest. It was wonderful! Thanks WCCW for offering it. Top notch!”
Cathy Elliott, Author
Dr. Bill Giovannetti
Whether it’s CS Lewis, Ann Lamott, or Jane Austen, some writers possess an uncanny ability to stir the soul. Their writing feels timeless. Their words make the spirit soar. By contrast, your writing plods along on a mundane level, never really taking fight. What is the missing ingredient? In a word, the missing ingredient is transcendence. It is that sense of mystery, wonder, and hope that can only arise from writing rooted in the transcendent themes of theology.
In this seminar you will learn a three part framework for connecting the deepest needs of your readers’ souls to the deepest truths of God. You will discover how to embed theology in your wiring without lecturing and without even using theological terms. With the Book of Ruth as a case study, we will explore how any story, memoir, or work of fiction or nonfiction can touch the heart by tapping into the wellsprings of biblical theology.
Dr. Bill Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor of Pathway Church in Redding, California, and is a professor at AW Tozer Theological Seminary and Veritas School of Biblical Ministry. He has written over twenty books and three full length magazines.
Online Conference – October 8-10, 2020
“By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.” (Philippians 3:12-14 MSG)