Hot Time in the Cool Mountains!

HOT time in the COOL mountains!
Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains”
Christian Novelist Retreat 

Retreat for writers wanting to learn more about the
craft and creativity of writing novels – all genres – contemporary and
historical

October 18-22, 2015
Theme: Hope in the middle of faith and love. – I
Corinthians 13:13
It’s
HOT, HOT, HOT
unseasonably so – right now in these
mountains
but this too shall pass
And all that will be HOT in a few months is that book you’re working on
– or thinking about –
Time to improve it, work on it, brainstorm
it, get it critiqued,
enter it into a contest, and/or show
it to an editor/agent!
October is the peak season
for leaf color in the mountains of western North Carolina and the perfect time
for novelists to gather for inspiration, encouragement, improving skills and
practicing creativity. If you don’t have an idea in mind, we’ll help you find
that too.
Small, intimate group. Please register early. –
Ridgecrest: 1.800.588.7222
LOCATION
Ridgecrest/LifeWay Conference Center, Ridgecrest,
NC
(twenty minutes east of Asheville—home of the
famous Biltmore House and Gardens)
All sleeping rooms and classes for the Novel
Retreat are in Mountain Laurel Hotel
Ridgecrest Novelist Pricing:
Program Fee – $325 full time
Program Fee – $120 for one day
Program Fee – $60 for one-half day
Mountain Laurel Lodging (per room, per night:
Single $69, Double $69, Triple $79, Quad $89
Meal Package – $96 per person (Sunday dinner –
Thursday lunch)
TEACHING FACULTY: They
don’t come any better than these!
Lynette Eason (widely-acclaimed suspense writer,speaker,award)
Eva Marie Everson (FCWC director, best-seller,
pres.WordWeavers,editor)
Eddie Jones (author, speaker, publisher Lighthouse
of the Carolinas)
Yvonne Lehman (conference director 30+ years, 56
novels, 5 non-fiction, editor)
Torry Martin (anything
creative! author, actor, speaker, you name it!)
DiAnn Mills (50+ best selling novels, suspense,
multiple Christy winner)
Edie Melson (best-selling books, Guideposts
blogger, Social Media expert)
Robert Whitlow
(best-selling thrillers, movies, we’ll show his movie Mountain Top)
                           Diana Flegal (Hartline agent, speaker,
author)
Lori Marett (award-winning scripts, DVD movie Meant to Be)
Ann Tatlock (adult and children’s books, multiple
Christy winner, editor LPC)
Deborah Harvey (music and worship leader)
(in addition to novel classes, we offer Social
Media instruction, script writing,
CONTESTS – CRITIQUES – AWARDS
BONUS MONTHLY TUITION
DISCOUNTS
(for discounts: yvonnelehman3@gmail.com)
TO NAME A FEW OFFERINGS:
Mythic structure, archetypes, ideas, senses, social
media, compelling protagonist & antagonist, scenes, scriptwriting, movie
making, cozy mystery, point of no-return, writing as extended ministry,
seat-of-pants suspense, top ten mistakes, comedy for stage & screen,
romance, query letter, cover blurb, changing state of publishing, character
arc, plot, tension, Goodreads/Pinterest/etc., write for your life, dialogue,
successful critique groups, advanced characterization, synopsis, dialogue that
sings/dances/plays piano, genre & brainstorming
AND THEN THERE’S:
Inspiration, encouragement, association, great food
(you don’t have to cook and wash the dishes!), classes in one building,
beautiful spacious rooms, indescribably beautiful views, maybe a black bear or
so, bookstore, signings, Moments presentations and opportunities, one-on-one
with faculty whether or not you pitch…just discuss,
writing time, worship, music, fun, laughter
JOINING US IS A REALLY COOL THING TO DO!
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning,
best-selling author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, who founded and
directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is
now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She
mentors for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in
English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative
Writing on the college level. Her latest releases include eight ebooks for
Barbour’s Truly Yours line and a Harlequin/Heartsong series
set in Savannah GA: The Caretaker’s Son, Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr.
Perfect, 
(released in March, August, & November 2013). Her 50th novel
is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the TITANIC