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Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in 2017 Conference, Faculty |

Faculty Spotlight: Cara Putman

Cara C. Putman, JD MBA, the award-winning author of 24 books, graduated high school at 16, college at 20, and completed her law degree at 27. FIRST for Women magazine called Shadowed by Grace “captivating” and a “novel with ‘the works.’” Cara is active at her church and a full-time lecturer on business and employment law to graduate students at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. Putman also practices law and is a second-generation homeschooling mom. She serves on the executive board of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization she has served in various roles since 2007. She lives with her husband and four children in Indiana. You can connect with her online at:

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  • The Contract for the Writer: Welcome to the writing world–it has a business side! In this course, we will begin understanding key publishing contract terms. This course is led by author and lawyer Cara Putman. Chip MacGregor, a leading agent in the publishing industry, calls this class one of the best contract workshops he has ever attended.
  • Writing and Editing Toolkit: In this class multi-published, award-winning author Cara Putman will show you that while there may not be one right way to write a novel, there are the best tools to use to take you from unpublished to holding your freshly published book in your hands. Together we’ll cover many of the essential aspects required to move from good writing to a story that gets an editor or agent’s attention.
  • Layering Story Threads: A solid story needs three things in order to connect with readers. Does your novel have all three components–Internal, External, Spiritual–for all main and key secondary characters? In this course, Cara Putman will show you how to weave and layer each thread to create your own masterpiece.
  • Research for Writers: Research for any genre is a must; however, it doesn’t have to be a painstaking task, nor should the majority of your written work be about the research or facts discovered. In this course, Cara will teach you tips and tricks on how to make your novel accurate without bogging it down with unnecessary details.