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TURNING PRO, Part 2

by Cynthia Ruchti Yesterday, we took a look at what it means to “turn pro” as a writer. These questions arose: How can we turn pro even before we’re published, before we’re a recognized entity in the writing world, before … Continue reading

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TURNING PRO Part 1

by Cynthia Ruchti The television talk show guest expert blessed the production crew interns with fashion makeovers. Her key piece of advice? “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” The advice came zinging through the television … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Effective Research Trips Part 2

by Vickie McDonough Yesterday day we touched on the first five tips for Effective Research Trips, and today, I’d like to continue our conversation with the final five hints. If you missed those, check yesterday’s blog post. 6. Talk to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Effective Research Trips Part 1

by Vickie McDonough I’ve just returned from my first cruise to the Caribbean. I never dreamed a sunset could be so beautiful or the color of the water so vivid. There was such an amazing difference in the houses of … Continue reading

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November New Releases

There’s good reading for November with these selections from ACFW authors. More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander — Historical Romance from Bethany House; To create … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Doing these spotlights every week is a highlight for me. We have such wonderful volunteers. And another great volunteer ACFW is privileged to have is Valerie Goree. She was instrumental in the kickoff of the Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers … Continue reading

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What I Learned on My Writing Journey

My writing journey began when I realized how much I like to make up stories and live in a fantasy world where I could create the perfect family, especially after my parents’ divorce. I made up stories for my paper … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

This next volunteer highlighted is Sharon Srock who is relatively new to ACFW (less than 2 years) but was willing to jump in as Chapter Treasurer for the OCFW chapter when they needed someone to fill that role. Sharon uses … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

I am pleased to showcase Kathy Cretsinger for the volunteer spotlight for ACFW this week. She volunteers in several places within ACFW. She helps with the ACFW book club, leading discussions of various books. She is also the Area Coordinator … Continue reading

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Write Where it Hurts

At the recent ACFW Conference in St. Louis, my writing critique partner Deb Raney and I taught a class together and part of my session included “writing where it hurts.” It’s often said that God never wastes a hurt. It’s … Continue reading

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Writers & Community

“You must be a writer.” My best friend and I say that to each other all the time. Whenever one of us comes up with a unique phrase or a play on words, the other one pops up with the … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Janet Lee Barton was instrumental in starting the OCFW (Oklahoma City, OK) chapter. She was the President of the chapter for its first two years and did a great job in that role. She has spoken to the group several … Continue reading

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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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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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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

This week’s volunteer spotlight features one of the people responsible for there being an ACFW. As a founding member of ACFW, Lynn Coleman continues to give to ACFW, and we appreciate that willingness.She’s doing an awesome job with the Historical … Continue reading

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