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Event Cancelled


It is with great difficulty and heavy hearts to tell you, Chris and Tracy are cancelling the April Teen Conference.
We will be rebuilding and restructuring to make the your experience with WAY extraordinary.

As we go forward, we would love for you to consider coming back for our next conference in the summer, date to be determined.

Author J. Chris Richards


Chris Richards has been writing for as long as she can remember and became serious about getting published about 20 years ago. Her debut novel, Shattered Trust, combines her heart for solving problems in community and living as the wife of a police officer and soldier.She is the Young Adult Managing Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

She is a member of ACFW, Words for the Journey, and Writers on the Rock. She has spoken at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, Write to Publish, The Write Stuff, and the Castle Rock Writers Conference. She is also the co-founder of WAY – Words and Youth Conferences; writing conferences for teenage writer and holds these conferences about three times a year. Her passion is for helping other writers fulfill their potential.

Chris’ WAY class:Richards 200

Characters can be built from the outside or inside out.

Which method builds the right characters for your story? We will spend part of the class building different characters for your work in progress.

You can find Chris here:




Author Cherilyn Grace


Cherilyn Grace was born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland.  As a former newspaper columnist, she broke an initial investigative case against a  local School Superintendent and his Chief Financial Officer. They were eventually indicted on charges of embezzlement, theft and forgery.   After  children and marriage, she made a career change in pursuit of fiction and The Great American Novel.  Her first novel is Walking through Rain, which she self-published one year ago.  Currently, she is working on a year-long devotional book, as well as another fiction title.

Cherilyn’s WAY Class

 Everyone has them, but nobody really knows how to make them come to life.  What are they?  Cherilyn bio picThey are your characters!  Join her in an hour-long class as we explore a few points on characterization.  How do we think them up?  Where do they come from?  Does my old Aunt Fanny count as a character?  She will introduce you to a few her own  characters.  What is your guess on them?  Did I allow them to live or die?  Join us at WAY and we will find out the answers!

You can find Cherilyn here:

Find her book on Amazon: Walking Through Rain 




Her website:  Graciesword



Creativity muscle

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