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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Beating the Post Conference BLUES

By Susan May Warren Are you home from the ACFW conference? Finally unpacked? I hope you came home filled with encouragement and new ideas on how to make your writing breathtaking. Now what? Conferences can be overwhelming, between the requests … Continue reading

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We Never Stop Learning

By Martha Rogers I have just returned from my 15th ACFW conference. It was one of the best I’ve attended. The best thing was seeing friends only known through the loop or Facebook or Twitter, but feeling like I’d known … Continue reading

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Bring These to Your First Book Sale & Signing

By Christen Civiletto Morris A friend talked me into sharing a vending booth at an outdoor fair so that we could sell copies of our books. (‘It’ll be fun! An inexpensive way to market! We might sell some books!’) I … Continue reading

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Write a Book Review That Helps, Not Hinders-Part 1

By Dianna Booher Sooner or later, either passion or generosity (or marketing savvy) will push you to review someone’s book. Passion: You either love or hate the book so much that you must tell the world. Generosity: You know the … Continue reading

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Post-Conference Planning

By Danica Favorite Whew! Some of you are home from the ACFW conference, and you’ve gotten back into the groove of life. Some of you didn’t get to go and are sad about that. Either way, it’s time to make … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Minimize the Effect of Post Conference Blues

by Edie Melson I’ve been attending large writing conferences for over fourteen years and they all have ONE thing in common-post conference blues. It’s only natural. A week-long conference is an exciting, grueling experience. Just physical exhaustion alone could get … Continue reading

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Weaving a Story Web

by Ann H. Gabhart I’m guessing some of you may have walked into a spider web at some time in your life. You probably weren’t that happy to be wrapped in those silken threads while swatting at your hair to … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Publication…Guaranteed!

by Lillian Duncan Let’s get right to the 3 steps to publication…guaranteed! As I’m sure you know all stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. So the perfect formula for writing a great book, meaning publishable is… best … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER PRAYER TOPIC: FOR ATTENDEES Father, hundreds of attendees will be present this year in Dallas. New, tender-hearted writers hoping for encouragement and guidance. There will be folks who have progressed to the next … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 1 PRAYER – TOPIC: THAT GOD’S WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED AT THE CONFERENCE Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity to go to the conference this year. We trust that each one of … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Corner?

By Chandra Lynn Smith We writers are a different sort. If you disagree with me, ask your family what they think. In our family of six, my oldest son, the actor, is often the one who ‘gets it.’ The rest … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 2 PRAYER – TOPIC: GOOD WEATHER FOR TRAVEL Father God, we come to You, the One who created wind and rain, the One who still commands their attention. So many of us … Continue reading

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Mere Point of View

By Christine Sunderland We are told to write from close third person point of view. This is the POV of choice for today’s audience and publishers. And yet I notice from time to time a yearning for omniscient POV, among … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE: 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 3 PRAYER TOPIC: EARLY BIRD AND POST-CONFERENCE SESSIONS Dear God: Thank You for making the Early Bird and Post-Conference sessions possible at the ACFW Conference. We lift up the people teaching the … Continue reading

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The Road to Publication

By Katherine Reay A reader recently reached out to ask how she could know if she was ready to pursue publication. Did I have any advice? Wow! Tough question. Here’s what my advice boiled down to… 1. Give your work … Continue reading

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