FCWC: Writer of the Year

FCWC: Writer of the Year

 I attended my first writer’s conference this weekend with big dreams and an open mind. I brought a book proposal that I was afraid to read after my last printing, scared of seeing mistakes I couldn’t fix.

Unbeknownst to me, my friend and roommate, Clella Camp, brought her printer . . . so I worried for nothing!

Clella and I had a great time: eating late-night snacks, staying up ’til midnight and getting ready in the morning. I think we were tied on the number of beauty products we’d brought with us, but Clella definitely brought more shoes than I did.
Clella Camp, author of Just Walking, and I
Several wonderful things happened at this conference, but the icing on the cake was winning the prestigious Writer of the Year Award. My mom, Johnnie Donley, won the same award in 2009, so winning was even more precious to me. Thank you, WinePress Publishing, and the faculty that voted for me.

A huge thank you to Cec Murphy for the scholarship that allowed me to attend the conference. You changed my life by opening the door to a world I wasn’t ready to admit I desired. I am forever grateful.

We were able to purchase his brand-new book, Unleash the Writer Within, and I can’t wait to dive into it. If you love writing, this book is a must-have.

Cec Murphy, best-selling author

I met a ton of wonderful people and was too scared to ask most of them for a picture. However, I was able to chat with Torry Martin, one of the funniest guys I know! If you want an awesome Christian comedian for your event, he’s your man.

Torry and I . . . gangstas 



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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

March 6, 2012

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  1. Mandy

    Congrats Bethany!!! Im so proud of you!