Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti

Award-winning Fiction and Non Fiction Author and Radio Personality

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed-in-hope through award-winning novels, nonfiction, devotionals, and through speaking events for women. Many of her more than 20 books to date have been honored with a variety of industry awards. For 33 years, Cynthia wrote and produced a fifteen minute radio broadcast called “The Heartbeat of the Home.” She now serves as the professional relations liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers and has recently joined the Books & Such Literary Agency as a literary agent. She and her grade-school sweetheart husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren. Her prayer is that her reading and speaking audiences will gain greater confidence to say, “I can’t unravel. I’m hemmed in Hope.”

Devotional Writing for Blogs, Compilations, and Your Own Book

Writing devotions requires a unique skill-set based on observation, application, and the ability to distill an idea to its essence…all while engaging the reader and fostering life-change. No small task, despite a devotion’s short stature. This workshop will equip you with the philosophical, spiritual, and practical insights to write life-impacting devotions.

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How God Can Use Fiction’s Bent Canoes, Guacamole, Prison Time, and Stolen Kisses for His Kingdom

If you write fiction, you don’t need to be convinced of the power of story. But sometimes in the fog of deadlines and plot problems, we risk losing our connection with fiction’s impact on author, editor, readers, and the overarching Story that reigns over all. Come reconnect with this revitalizing look at how your creativity […]

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The Joy of Self-Editing

In this practical workshop, we’ll dig out from under the sometimes drudgery-like task of editing to rediscover where joy is buried. We could call the workshop “Editing Hacks” if hack didn’t have such an unfortunate alternate meaning. Learn what it takes to nip-and-tuck your writing to afford it the best possible chance of garnering a […]

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Saturday Evening Plenary – Taking the Scenic Route in Writing and Speaking: My Journey