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Category Archives: memories

ACFW REWIND: ACFW — Wonderfully Strange

(Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on ACFW’s blog in June 2011. With the upcoming conference in Indianapolis, this is a fun time to relive those memories). by Regina Merrick The 2010 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Indianapolis was … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Conference Things

by Ane Mulligan Conference time approaches! There not many weeks left, and I can’t wait! Here are some of my favorite things from conference (sung to the tune of These Are a Few of My Favorite Things): Teardrops of joy … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

by Tina Radcliffe In the beginning, there was the Smith and Corona. That was my beginning. I started out on a portable that I toted to a shady spot under a tree in my backyard. At fourteen, I was thrilled … Continue reading

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Developing the Real-Life Substance

by Michael Lee Joshua I “live” in Colorado. But I work in Wyoming. I do get home every other weekend (as long as weather permits). Being up here in Wyoming has left me with time on my hands. I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Life With Lily Recipes

On yesterday’s blog, Suzanne Woods Fisher talked about how the Life with Lily series came about. She mentioned some mouth-watering recipes that we thought would be fun to share. Mama’s Pumpkin Pie 1 1/2 cup pumpkin 1 1/2 cup white … Continue reading

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Memories of the ACFW Conference

by Sherri Stone Last year I watched the awards gala on the live feed from St. Louis and wondered if it would be just as cool to be there in person. Nope. It was so much better! I arrived Thursday … Continue reading

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I Love to Live on the Mountain Top (at the ACFW Conference)

by Tina Radcliffe Coming home from the 2012 ACFW Conference in Dallas I was reminded of the Amy Grant song, because truly my spirit was soaring on the mountain top fellowshipping with the Lord and my writer friends. A recap … Continue reading

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Happy Memories…Happy Writing

by Cathy Liggett This morning when I received a reminder about my scheduled date to blog, I initially thought about asking to postpone. My 90-year-old dad passed away last week and my mind has been as unfocused as a garden … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons for Going to ACFW Conference

So many good reasons come to mind as to why one should attend ACFW conferences. Here’s my TOP TEN LIST: Number 10: Memories you make. Number 9: Meeting old friends and making new ones you know by email only. Number … Continue reading

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Thank you, ACFW

One of the best things I ever did in my writing life was to join ACFW in February, 2000. DiAnn Mills urged me to join a group of writers who had just organized into the ACRW, American Christian Romance Writers. She then … Continue reading

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A Place Where Magic Happens

Anticipation of the annual American Christian Fiction Writers conference begins for me around January. I could name a host of reasons why I go to the ACFW conference, but many have already been mentioned by other bloggers. Here are just … Continue reading

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Comin’ home to a place I’d never been before

As the John Denver song Rocky Mountain High begins… “He was born in the summer of his twenty-seventh year, Comin’ home to a place he’d never been before…” That’s what attending the very first American Christian Romance Writers Conference in … Continue reading

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A First Time Perspective circa 2003: Eileen Key

Houston, September, 2003 American Christian Romance Writers Conference I struggled from my car to the hotel entrance, my huge suitcase (with no wheels) flopping this way and that. A kind gentleman stepped forward and carried it to the reception desk. … Continue reading

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A Conference Filled with the Love of Christ

It’s hard to know where to start when talking about the 2009 ACFW Conference. Besides the fact that I would be traveling back to my hometown, visiting family, and meeting up with friends, I had many more reasons to be … Continue reading

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Reflections of an amazing conference…

Angela Breidenbach, ACFW publicity officer, here to share ACFW member, Christy LaShae Smith’s guest post. She’s a 2009 Genesis winner and one of the new authors to watch Take it away, Christy! Where else will you find people who share … Continue reading

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