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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Conference Packing Tips

by Denise Hunter With the ACFW Conference a week away, here are some timely tips on packing, gleaned from 8 years of packing for ACFW. If you plan ahead, you can avoid ironing, tedious decisions (you’ll have enough to make … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 8

Day 8 Topic: For a smooth registration Verse: Romans 8:28–And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Lord, you are a … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Novels, Part One

By Carrie Turansky In January of 2012 I had a short conversation with an editor and I asked her, “What are you looking for?” She smiled and said, “I wish I could find a novel set England at the same … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 9

Day 9 Topic: Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Verse: Hebrews 4:16–Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Father, we … Continue reading

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Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Reviews

by Deborah Raney One of the hard things a published writer must learn is to toughen up where reviews are concerned. I hate bad reviews, whether from professional critics or ordinary readers on amazon.com. I especially hate them when they … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 10

Day 10 Topic: The families we leave at home Verse: Romans 8:26-27–In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with … Continue reading

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Do Yourself a Favor – Follow Through

by Cynthia Ruchti “No more shoulds.” I could feel my eyes widen and my eyebrows creep higher at her no-nonsense statement. She meant all three words. She’d determined to eliminate the word “should” from her vocabulary. No more “I should,” … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 11

Day 11 Topic: That we mourn with those who mourn Verse: Romans 12:15b– . . . and weep with those who weep Heavenly Father, we pray for those whose dreams aren’t realized at this conference. Some will be disappointed that … Continue reading

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Conference Expectations

by Ian Acheson I waited outside the reception area of the corporate campus waiting for my client to arrive. I was expecting to receive a letter of employment from the CEO that would end my consultant status and see me … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 12

Day 12 Topic: That we rejoice with those who rejoice Verse: Romans 12:15a–Rejoice with those who rejoice . . . Dear Heavenly Father, as members of Your Body, let us build each other up so that we all reach the … Continue reading

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New Releases: September 2013

September 2013 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Plantation Christmas Weddings by Lorraine Beatty, Sylvia Barnes, Cynthia Leavelle, and Virginia Vaughan — Will a reserved widow, a … Continue reading

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Finish the Book

By Kathleen Y’Barbo Reaching THE END and Pressing SEND at the 2013 ACFW Conference In less than two weeks, conferees will descend on Indianapolis for the 2013 ACFW Conference. Most hope to leave with some measure of success, be it … Continue reading

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