You don’t want to meet readers’ expectations.
You want to surpass them.
Your dream is to craft fiction that takes readers on a thrilling journey and leaves them breathless.
But right now you have a messy work-in-progress and zero ideas for how to turn it into the story you long to tell.
We’ll help you transform your chaotic first draft into a story you can be proud of.
At our summit, you’ll unlock the necessary tools for revising your story, including…
A step-by-step plan that helps you structure a confusing & complex process.
Guidelines for how to blow past readers’ expectations–and even your own!
The motivation & drive you need to whip your novel into shape.
Discover how to wow readers by joining us in April for a three-day event featuring 12+ expert Christian authors, editors, and writing coaches who have gone through the ugly revision process and emerged successful.
“We resolve to be teachable, weighing the advice of others because we always have room to grow, and to be humble, acknowledging that we are not writing the greatest story but merely pointing readers to it.“
– Christian Storytellers Manifesto
The Story Embers Summit Difference
Cultivating community is essential for writers to grow their skills and find the encouragement they need to persevere from Chapter 1 to The End.
That’s why we offer an interactive approach that focuses on connection.
Daily Discussion Calls
Face-to-face conversations beat virtual chats and Facebook discussions hands down. We organize exclusive Zoom calls with small groups to give attendees an experience that mirrors a physical conference.
Peer Critique Opportunity
We give attendees the option to team up with other attendees so they can apply the lessons from the summit and help each other survive revisions. You’ll see instant results in your current manuscript!
Every session has one goal: equipping writers to revise their stories and produce a book that wows readers. This method helps prevent the overwhelm writers sometimes feel if they’re learning a variety of topics at once.
Meaningful Faith Connections
The Bible is the greatest resource to Christian storytellers, but unfortunately it’s often underused. We take a unique approach that draws inspiration from Scripture as much as possible to provide attendees with a solid biblical foundation to produce God-honoring stories.
Attendees’ Thoughts on Previous Summits
“Whether taught by well-known professionals in the CBA or Story Embers’ young, enthusiastic, and talented staff, each session presented invaluable information that all writers can benefit from. Highly recommended!”
“The Authentic Characters Summit was the best online conference I’ve ever attended. The intense focus on character development has forever impacted the way I craft my stories.”
Speaker List Coming Soon!
“For anyone who wants expertly practical ways to improve their writing, Story Embers is always my first and foremost recommendation!”
“I’ve never attended a writing event that had such a strong Christian focus like this, and that was so refreshing and inspiring. All the sessions I attended gave me actionable steps to create deeper, more authentic characters to connect with readers.”
“What sets the Story Embers team apart from other groups is their steadfast belief that good storytelling is not at odds with the Christian life, but central to it–and worth fighting to redeem. The quality of teaching that they offer is phenomenal.”
“There weren’t just one or two practical ideas in each session. The sessions were LOADED with applicable tips.”