"Young Writers Can Change The World" | Online Summit

Get motivated and inspired by Christian authors like S.D. Smith, Chuck Black, and Tricia Goyer!

This free two-day event is designed to help young writers break past low expectations and get on track to finishing projects they're proud of.


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Young Writers Face Low Expectations

They're discouraged from pursuing writing seriously.

They're afraid their writing isn't good enough.

They aren't able to find the help they need.

We believe your writing can be so much more than you expect.

We understand the unique challenges young writers face and have seen what they can accomplish when they truly believe God can use their words to impact others.

Young Writers Can Make An Impact!

Just ask Katherine Forster, who published her first book, Transformed by Truth, at the age of 19.

Or Annika Crum, who went to Carnegie Hall to receive a National Silver Medal with Distinction from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards -- placing her in the top 1% of 100,000 competitors!

Or ask Anna Rose Johnson, who published her first novel last month, The Star That Always Stays, which was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!

What could YOU accomplish someday with faith and hard work?

Let's Get You Motivated and Inspired!

Here's how the summit works:

1. Sign Up for the Summit

Attendance is 100% free! You just need to register.

2. Learn from Our Speakers

Our speakers are passionate about investing in young writers.

3. Follow Our Action Steps

You'll leave with fresh motivation and practical steps forward.

Your Summit Schedule

You'll enjoy two jam-packed days full of interviews where we'll explore how you can make a difference as a young writer. Every session is taught from a Christian perspective and will help you integrate your faith with your writing as well!

Opening Keynote | Brett Harris

Monday, August 15, 2 PM EDT

Brett Harris is the bestselling author of Do Hard Things and a writing coach to many of the world's top young writers. In this opening keynote, Brett will explain:

  • How the example of Jeremiah in the Bible can help the passionate young writer
  • What the odds of having a successful writing career really are, according to the data
  • How to break past low expectations and discover how God can use your writing.

Using Your Faith to Speak to People's Hearts | Tricia Goyer

Monday, August 15, 4 PM EDT

Tricia Goyer is the USA-Today bestselling author of over 70 books and a homeschooling mom of ten. Tricia will help you:

  • Think & write about your faith in a meaningful, 'non-preachy' way, even if it's not directly overt or discussed
  • Depict your faith with authenticity
  • Portray your faith effectively across different genres and mediums

Fiction Is More Than Just Entertainment | S.D. Smith

Monday, August 15, 6 PM EDT

S.D. Smith is the beloved author of the Green Embers series, which has spent time as the #1 bestselling audiobook in the world on Audible. S.D. Smith will teach you:

  • How to come up with a meaningful theme & message and weave it into the story seamlessly
  • What to do when your story feels like it's 'falling off the tracks'
  • How to craft characters and plots readers will love

Why a Writing Community is the Strongest Asset in Your Arsenal | Jaquelle Crowe Ferris

Monday, August 15, 8 PM EDT

Jaquelle is the award-winning author of This Changes Everything, which she published while she was only nineteen. Jaquelle will show you:

  • How a strong writing community makes a difference to your writing journey
  • How to find the right community for you
  • How a community can keep you on track with your goals and aspirations to change the world

Crafting Meaningful Nonfiction as a Young Writer | Sara Barratt

Tuesday, August 16, 4 PM EDT

Sara wrote her first book, Love Riot, when she was eighteen and recently released her second in partnership with Summit Ministries. Sara will cover:

  • Exactly when you're 'ready' to write your first nonfiction book
  • How to portray realistic authority on your topic without being egotistical
  • The best way to structure and craft your message for maximum effect

Preparing for Publication as a Young Writer | Kara Swanson

Tuesday, August 16, 6 PM EDT

Kara won the "Most Promising Teen Writer" award at Mount Hermon in 2015 and went on to publish multiple award-winning novels, including Dust and The Girl Who Could See. Kara will show you:

  • How to prepare for writing on deadline for a publisher
  • What you can be doing right now to set yourself up for future publishing success
  • What steps will prepare you for having a successful book launch

Steward Your Talents through Building a Rigorous Writing Habit | Chuck Black

Tuesday, August 16, 8 PM EDT

Chuck is the author of the popular Kingdom Series and loves inspiring people of all ages to discover the hope and love of the Savior. Chuck will help you:

  • Structure a proper writing habit that suits your schedule and commitments,
  • Actually stick to the habit and get accountability
  • Juggle it all during high pressure times such as exams, family emergencies, health issues...and when it's okay to take a break

Your Summit Host

My name is Brett Harris. I got published at 19-years-old with the message that teens can make an impact when they rebel against low expectations and do hard things.

Over the past decade, I've been helping young writers put that "do hard things" message into action by achieving levels of excellence beyond what most people expect.

Now, I'm bringing these incredible authors together to motivate and inspire you to write more, write better, and believe that God can use your words for His glory.

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event!

You don't have to wait till you're retired to write a book… and you certainly don't have to wait till you're an adult to make a difference.


Your words can inspire others, entertain readers, and glorify God right now.

All you need is the right mindset & direction so you can begin producing stories, articles, or books you're proud of showing off to the world.

Are you ready to commit?