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ACFW Conference Prayer: Those Unable to Attend (Day 37)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 37 PRAYER – TOPIC: Those Unable to Attend Conference Jeremiah 29:11–For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give … Continue reading

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Writing From Your Scars

by Tara Johnson I was recently asked to give an aspiring writer my best piece of writing advice. I could have told her to study the craft, told her the best blogs to follow, or given her a checklist of … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Keynote Speaker Debbie Macomber (Day 38)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 38 PRAYER – TOPIC: Our Keynote Speaker, Debbie Macomber Jeremiah 1:9–Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: The Audio/Visual Team (Day 39)

2018 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 39 PRAYER – TOPIC: THE AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM “We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by … Continue reading

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Investing in Your Writing Career

By Carrie Stuart Parks When I embarked on this writing journey, one of the decisions I needed to make was how serious I was going to be. How much was I willing to invest and for what end result? I … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: God’s Presence (Day 40)

ACFW Conference – Day 40 Prayer – God’s Presence & Blessing Psalm 127:1 CEB – “Unless it is the Lord who builds the house, the builders’ work is pointless. Unless it is the Lord who protects the city, the guard … Continue reading

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The Zacchaeus Syndrome

By Loretta Eidson Writers conferences attract people from all over the world. The meetings are eye-opening, educational and enjoyable experiences. By the time they arrive, most writers have preselected a favorite author, agent, or editor they’d love to meet or … Continue reading

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Questions from a Young Writer

by Ann H. Gabhart Some time ago, a young writer asked me to answer some questions for her high school writing class. A writer can be young in years or simply young in writing experience. Many of you may be … Continue reading

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Decluttering Your Writing Life

By Jan Drexler Writing a book is a difficult task with thousands of details to keep track of. Just as we find it nearly impossible to navigate in a cluttered room, it’s hard to bring a story out of a … Continue reading

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Writely Dividing

By Kathy Parish Come with me into a very small Sunday School room in a small country church. There are no catchy posters decorating the walls. There are no reference books and no dry erase board as a teaching aid. … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2018

August 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: Out of Their Element by Angela Breidenbach, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and Deborah Raney — They are … Continue reading

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Instant in Season and Out

By Shirley E. Gould I love salt! I love salty chips and popcorn. I love salt on my watermelon! A touch of salt on my vegetables makes them better. One thing I don’t love is a bland dish with no … Continue reading

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The Joy of Research

by Kimberley Woodhouse Research. It’s a chore to some people and a delight to others. I happen to fall into the latter camp although I must admit that sometimes I get so sucked into it that I lose track of … Continue reading

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10 Myths about Marketing Your Book

By DiAnn Mills What’s stopping you from marketing your book? Indecision about the tools? Fear of failure or success? How to approach social media? Heard so many cons that you’re afraid? Now is the time to debunk the following 10 … Continue reading

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Writing on the Move

By Rondi Bauer Olson I have lived close to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for twenty-five years, but, despite being an avid backpacker, I had never hiked the forty-mile trail in the park that follows the coast of Lake Superior. Determined … Continue reading

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