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New Releases: March 2013

March 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Wild Mint Tea by Valerie Comer — A local-foods chef caters events to keep her farm, but the first … Continue reading

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Journal: A Writer’s Tool Everyone Can Have and Six Ways to Achieve It

by Rebecca DeMarino If a journal is not in your writer’s tool kit, it should be. Proven to be a stress reliever and healthy for mind and body, it can also unleash the creative juices in each of us. While … Continue reading

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Sometimes Things Change

by Deborah Lynne Hello fellow members of ACFW. Today I thought a good subject matter for my blog would be change. Change happens, even to the best of us, and sometimes it is a good thing-Sometimes it makes your story … Continue reading

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Writing Contests – What’s In It For You if You Enter?

by Pamela S. Meyers Wanda Writer signed on to the ACFW eloop and scanned the list of posts. She kept her finger poised over the delete key, clicking on it every so often, picking and choosing which posts to keep … Continue reading

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Writer Candy

by DiAnn Mills This blog is not about your favorite treat, although a bowl of M&Ms does seem to make the creativity flow at rocket speed. I want to talk about the kind of candy that sweetens our writing, the … Continue reading

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What To Do About Slime

By Sarah Hamaker Remember that old Nickelodeon TV show for kids where someone got slime poured over his head? That image of the green, gooey stuff cascading out of a giant bucket onto someone’s head came to mind when I … Continue reading

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Suffering Grace-fully

by Christine Sunderland I’m writing my next novel (working title, The Fire Trail), a story about the “medication generation,” hooking up, love and marriage, sexuality today, jungle culture versus civilization. I collected a thick file of news clippings, Internet printouts, … Continue reading

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20 Years: Happily Ever After

by Kristena Tunstall Marriage. Those of us who are married, or have been, know it takes more than just love to make one work. You need good communication and complete trust in one another. It’s what makes a marriage special … Continue reading

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So You Think You Want to be a Writer?

by Casey Herringshaw Writing a novel is certainly not for the faint of heart. The weak in limbs or the feeble of mind. Writing is for the passionate and driven, those willing to fight the battle against the piles of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Fodder for Romance Novels?

by Ane Mulligan When I think February, I think Valentine’s Day. When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of lovers. When I think of lovers-stay with me here, I do have a point to this-I think of romantic heroes … Continue reading

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Why I Write for Boys

by Eddie Jones Why do I write for boys? First I are one. Have been for as long as I can remember. Given the advancements in modern science and the cultural acceptance of transgender persons, a day may come when … Continue reading

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Learn from a Pro

by Deborah Lynne Today I wanted to do something a little different than my normal blog for ACFW. Don’t get me wrong; it still shares valuable insight into writing like all of the ACFW blogs posted. For my blog I … Continue reading

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The Enemy-enemy

by Beth Shriver The cursor blinks and still nothing. The hours tick by and you’ve written two sentences. You take a break to check your email. The phone rings. Now its lunch time. You sit down to write and see … Continue reading

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A Woman Writing in a Man’s Voice

A Woman Writing in a Man’s Voice By Mary Connealy My mother-in-law, Marybelle Connealy, was one of my favorite people on the planet. She’s the mother of seven sons (no daughters) including My Cowboy who was number six, so I’m … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: February 2014

February 2014 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Falling for the Farmer by Narelle Atkins — Kate Lawson is a runaway bride. And she’s incredibly grateful when … Continue reading

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