7 Reasons You Should Join Me on a Caribbean Cruise for Creatives

I am really excited about our Caribbean Cruise for Creatives on April 2–7, 2011. We still have a few slots available, and I would love for you to join us. At the bottom of this post, I will tell you how to sign up and get the opportunity to pitch your book to Alice Sullivan, a savvy book editor with extensive experience.

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The cruise is hosted by Randy Elrod and his wife, Chris, two of my best friends and a true “Christian creative.” What is a creative? Anyone who creates—or wants to create—art. This includes book authors, recording artists, graphic artists, bloggers, worship leaders, photographers, culinary artists, and more.

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The theme of the cruise is “The Creative Life.” In addition to Randy and his wife, Chris, I will be speaking, along with Pete Wilson and Ken Davis.

  • I will speak on “The Creative Life: How We Work”
  • Pete will be speak on “The Creative Life: How We Worship”
  • Randy and Chris will speak on “The Creative Life: How We Love”
  • Ken will speak on “The Creative Life: How We Enjoy”

In addition, the five of us will host a Q&A session on the creative life. I am especially looking forward to this session.

Here are seven reasons you should make plans NOW to join us:

  1. You will be able to hang out and interact with like-minded people for five days.
  2. You will hear stimulating talks from some very creative people.
  3. You will experience one of the best cruise ships in the world.
  4. You will get a healthy dose of fresh air, sunshine, and water.
  5. You will eat some exquisite food.
  6. You will be able to relax, kickback, and recharge.
  7. You will be able to leave winter behind and get a fantastic jump on spring.

Perhaps most important, particularly if you want to get a book published, you will have a chance to pitch your book to Alice Sullivan, a former Thomas Nelson editor, who now owns her own editorial development company.

How will this work?

  • I agreed to listen to pitches from the first 12 people who signed up. (All these slots are taken.)
  • Alice will meet with the next 12 people who sign up. We still have several slots available—but these will go quickly!
  • After that, we will pick one winner from those who sign up to meet with me.

How much does it cost? The entry-level price is only $749 per person. That price includes all taxes, tips, and the conference fee itself. (Note: your travel to Miami is not included in this price.)

All of the speakers—me included—have waived our speaking fees. One hundred percent of the conference fee ($99 of the $749) will go to benefit Kalein, a retreat center that Randy founded to inspire and mentor Christian artists.

In addition, everyone who registers through me will receive a free copy of my two eBooks, “Writing a Winning Fiction Book Proposal” and “Writing a Winning Non-Fiction Book Proposal.”

To qualify for the free e-books and the opportunity to pitch your book to Alice (or me if you are the one picked) you must register here. This will also ensure the best price and a berth on this “creative voyage.”

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