Posts Tagged "Breathe Conference"

Silver and Gold by Cathy Rueter

Silver and Gold by Cathy Rueter

By on Dec 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

To pinpoint a specific moment of connection at the 2017 Breathe Writers Conference, I couldn’t find mine – a specific one that is – until I returned home and reflected. My moment of connection actually started many years ago through a song we sang as young scouts, “Make New Friends.” Permit me a moment of indulgent nostalgia. Make new friends, but keep the...

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I’m Getting Out of My Own Way by 	Amanda Rose

I’m Getting Out of My Own Way by Amanda Rose

By on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

“What would it take to let it go? It’s time for you to do your work.” -Don Perini During his session, “Getting Out of Your Own Way,” Don Perini shared about what he calls “resistance”: the thoughts that limit us when we set out to write. Perfectionism, fear, self-doubt, procrastination, busyness, distraction—we writers have so many voices whispering in our ears,...

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Confessions of a Breathe First Timer by Kristi West

Confessions of a Breathe First Timer by Kristi West

By on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog | 19 comments

I am a terrible interviewee. I get extremely nervous. I am often told I’m hard to “read,” because I’m generally pretty quiet around people I don’t know well. Again, this is because I tend to get nervous meeting new people. I like to think that I project a certain level of confidence, but I’ve been told more than once that it’s hard to...

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6 Ways to Curb Conference Jitters by Susie Finkbeiner

6 Ways to Curb Conference Jitters by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Our annual Breathe Writers Conference is just days away and with its approach come nerves, jitters, and more than a little anxiety. Especially for the first timers. How do I know? Because my first year attending I shook like a leaf as I walked through the door. It’s completely understandable, being nervous right before an event like Breathe. And it’s...

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Why I Chose Breathe by Karin Beery

Why I Chose Breathe by Karin Beery

By on Aug 21, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

As a new, young, inexperienced novelist, I wanted to find ways to not only learn to write, but to connect with other Christian writers near me (and by “near me,” I mean in state – I live in a very rural area, so I wasn’t necessarily looking for people in my neighborhood). At the time, my husband and I were also relatively broke – he’d just finished cancer...

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