Author Archives: ACFW

Making Wise Investments

By John W. Tucker Balance in each day’s activities is something we all strive for. Full-time or part-time writers, we must plan ahead and stay focused when we write. Think of the potential activities a writer may be involved in: … Continue reading

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To Preach or Not To Preach

by Lynn Hobbs I’m often asked how much is too much in placing scripture or prayer in a Christian fiction novel. No one wants their character to preach unless that character is indeed a preacher. Too much and the reader … Continue reading

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When You Feel Talentless

By Rondi Bauer Olson A few months ago I had a difficult time leaving behind the world of a book I’d read. I thought about the characters and plot for weeks, reread the book a couple of times, and journaled … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 1 – God’s Will Be Accomplished

Day 1 Prayer -That God’s Will Be Accomplished At The Conference Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth. Psalm 115:1 Father God, as we come … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 2 – Good Travel Weather

Day 2 Prayer – Good Weather For Travel Dear Heavenly Father, we give You praise and honor for all Your wondrous works. You have so many wonderful blessings planned for those who hear Your call and are coming to the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 3 – Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions

Day 3 Prayer – Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions “…listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding…” – Proverbs 2:2 HCSB Father, thank You for the opportunity to learn from experts during the Early Bird and Post … Continue reading

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Four Little Words to Help You Prep for the ACFW Conference

By Beth K. Vogt For those of your prepping for the upcoming conference, here are four words to guide you, and yes, I used the acronym A.C.F.W. Even if you’re not attending the conference, these four words apply to every … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 4 – Wisdom for Executive Board

Day 4 Prayer – Wisdom In Decision Making For The Executive Board Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5 Father, we ask for wisdom for … Continue reading

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“Go North, Young Author!”

By Ramona Richards Here we are, setting on top of the conference and as a Nashvillian, I’d feel amiss if I didn’t at least offer up some suggestions about the city you’re about to visit. Nashville is a glorious, friendly … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayers, Day 5 – Safe Travel

Day 5 Prayer – Travel Safeties Thank you, Father, that You never miss a beat. Even as Your children who’ve known Your consistent kindness, we forget Your watchfulness. Certain situations still send us over the edge. In particular, waiting irritates … Continue reading

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Why Writers Need Poetry

by Susan A.J. Lyttek When I teach high school creative writing, we devote the entire first semester to poetry. Just typing that line, I can hear people reading this (at least some of you) groaning in agony. Why on earth … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 6 – Worship Pleasing to God

Day 6 Prayer – For Worship Pleasing to God “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.” – 2 Corinthians 5:9, NKJV Heavenly Father, music is an integral part of worshiping and … Continue reading

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The Gift of Gift Shops

By Elizabeth Musser Yesterday I met a few friends for lunch at The Swan Coach House in Atlanta. While we were eating, two ladies came over to meet me, having heard that I was the author of the novel The … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 7 – Health for Attendees

Day 7 Prayer – Health For All Attending The Conference Dear Lord, as we make the final arrangements for the conference, we come before You–our Maker–and ask for Your protection over our health and the health of our families. Many … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Conference Statistic

By Tamara D. Fickas Statistics show 70% of writers won’t follow through on a request at a conference from an industry professional to send their work. Shocking, I know. I always wondered about those writers. Why would they go to … Continue reading

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