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Monthly Archives: September 2011

ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

After coming back from conference, I felt this was a good time to highlight all the volunteers at conference last week. We had a wonderful, God-filled conference, but that would not have been possible without our volunteers. I want to … Continue reading

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Afictionado Carol Edition Up

Because of the outstanding work of Afictionado’s staff of reviewers, and particularly our book review editor Vicki Talley McCollum and web guru Carl Nasal, we were able to post our Special Edition on the Carol Award finalists and winners early! … Continue reading

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ACFW conference — Carrie Pagels

If this post goes up on the ACFW blog on September 22, I will be enroute to the annual ACFW conference. I attended for the first time last year.  And what a difference the conference made to me and what … Continue reading

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Start Making Your List

By Kathy Harris We unpublished writers are always looking for ways to discern how far we are in our writing journey. One of the best guides can be found at Randy Ingermanson’s website, www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/freshman.php. By answering only five questions you … Continue reading

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Don’t Imitate Others — Follow God’s Directions

By Lena Nelson Dooley In 2005, so many people were starting blogs. I had no idea what a blog was, and I didn’t know if I was supposed to do one. I asked some other writers I was connected with … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Each week I get the privilege of publicly thanking another ACFW volunteer, and I’m excited to announce the one for this week is Anita Mae Draper. She is a wonderful support and cheerleader for other writers. She helps with the … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day One

Day 1 That God’s will be accomplished at the conference Ephesians 6:8–With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day Two

Day 2 Good weather for travel Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Lord God, Master of all creation, many of Your children will be traveling over … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day Three

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team. Stanley Williams and the Early Bird Session Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Lord, we pray that … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day Four

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team. Wisdom in decision making for the Operating and Advisory Board as they meet before the conference. I Thessalonians 1:2-3–We give thanks to God … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day Five

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team. Travel safeties Psalm 121:3b-4–He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Dear Heavenly Father, … Continue reading

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Five Things I Learned on my Way to Publication

by Rose Allen McCauley I have been a member of ACFW for nine years now, since I joined in Sept. 2002, right before the first national conference. Several times at conferences, I’ve heard the statistic that it takes an author … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day Six

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team. For Worship Pleasing to God Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. Father God, thank … Continue reading

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Do What You Are: by Tina Radcliffe

Life is a balancing act, and the words of Alex Cross, in James Patterson’s, Along Came a Spider, “Do what you are,” are a challenge when applied to our daily lives. If you were to list those things that fill … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer: Day Seven

Please join us in today’s prayer, written by a member of ACFW’s Forty Days of Prayer team. Health for all attending the conference Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. God, you are … Continue reading

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