Author Archives: James Watkins

Mark your calendar for June 22-26, 2016

Did you enjoy this year’s conference? (New features included modern, air-conditioned, handicap-accessible housing, the daily “St. Davids Live” show, new Saturday self-contained track, etc.) Mark your calendar for June 22-26, 2016! And bring your writer friends for another educational, encouraging … Continue reading

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From closing session . . .

Thanks to Marcia Gunnett Woodard for her prayer at the closing session: Prayer of Gratitude and Consecration Creator, Father of Lights, Giver of all good gifts, I thank You for the gifts You’ve given me. The unique blend Of talents … Continue reading

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Top ten lists from ‘St. Davids Live’

“St. Davids Live,” hosted by Lissa Halls Johnson and Bob Hostetler and produced by Jim Watkins, featured ten top lists provided by the “studio audience.” Top Ten Signs You May Be a Writer 10. In high school, you were the … Continue reading

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God has something great planned

I am so excited about the 2015 St. Davids Christian Writers Conference which begins with registration Wednesday afternoon. The board has been praying and fasting for the faculty and conferees for a year now. • For faculty members as their … Continue reading

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The importance of brand, platform, social network

When I originally started reviewing manuscripts for Wesleyan Publishing House, I skipped the proposal and went straight to the sample chapter. I was most interested in good writing. Now that I’m associate acquisitions editor, I go straight to the section … Continue reading

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Pray, promote, prepare

Harry Bohrs sent this prayer list to fellow board members: In ten short weeks St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference will embark on a new chapter a new venture, a new approach. The time for hoping for success must now be … Continue reading

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Let’s spread the St. Davids virus

I always describe St. Davids Christian Writers Conference as “The Happiest Conference on Earth.” It is filled with faith, fun and, of yeah, great seminars and keynotes. Help us spread the word about St. Davids conference June 24-28, 2015. We … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars for 2015 conference

I’ve spoken at virtually every writers conference in the US of A, and St. Davids Christian Writers Conference is my absolute favorite conference with the perfect blend of information, faith and fun. (And now the board has asked me to … Continue reading

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