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Category Archives: Editors

Silly Love Songs

by Ami McConnell Thomas Nelson, Inc. John Lennon’s iconic self-portrait hung on my cubical wall for years. His whimsical art was a wink to my arty inner-poet. But I have turned a corner recently. I’m wearing my (virtual) Paul McCartney … Continue reading

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Building a Better Relationship with your Editor

by Melissa Endlich An editor/author relationship can be just like a marriage-to get the most from it, you need to work at it. Here are some hints and tips to help create a great working relationship with your editor! • … Continue reading

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How You Respond to Change

by Allen Arnold Thomas Nelson, Inc. Let me cut to the chase. Do you embrace change or worry about it? Does the topic of change stir butterflies in your stomach or a sense of adventure in your soul? If you … Continue reading

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Some basic questions about authors and agents…

by Chip MacGregor MacGregor Literary 1. “What’s the best way to find a literary agent?” In my view, a face-to-face meeting is best. And you may find that getting a referral from your friend (who happens to be agented) is … Continue reading

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Want to Write for Love Inspired Historical? Emily Rodmell tells how

Good morning everyone. I’m Emily Rodmell, and I’m the associate editor for Harlequin’s 3 Love Inspired lines (Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical). I’m here today to talk to you about the great opportunity we have at … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Appointments: Ashley Clark

Remember that high school feeling of getting caught talking in class? Maybe it wasn’t your fault. Maybe your friend in the seat beside you wanted to cheat, and you were actually saying, “No, I will not give you my answers,” … Continue reading

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Elevating Your Elevator Pitch

by Janice Thompson You’re wrapping up the best book you’ve ever written. It’s all you can think about. You can’t wait to go to that next conference to meet with an editor or agent. However, you realize that your face … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Blog

Ashley Clark shares some wonderful conference advice in today’s post: Remember that high school feeling of getting caught talking in class? Maybe it wasn’t your fault. Maybe your friend in the seat beside you wanted to cheat, and you were … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference: the Place for Fiction Writers; Jeff Gerke

For novelists, the annual ACFW conference is the best Christian writers conference in the nation. There are several other Christian writers conferences every year that are very good and are in wonderful settings, but those are all for both fiction … Continue reading

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Writers, hie thee to the ACFW Conference: Jim Peterson

Why the ACFW? What purpose can such an organization serve and how is fiction (of all things) a viable tool to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ? Wow, you sure ask a lot of questions Well, let’s exam the second … Continue reading

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The Kryptonite Questions by Publisher Allen Arnold

I’m a huge Superman fan. His strength is legendary. So is his greatest weakness — Kryptonite. Your greatest strength is your story. In the end, it always comes down to the story. But your greatest weakness — whether you’re a … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference – A Must Attend

A word from ACFW’s President, Margaret Daley: You may think because I am the president of ACFW, that I have to feel that way about our upcoming conference in St. Louis, MO (September 22-25). I’ll let you in on a … Continue reading

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Going to ACFW? Advice from Crystal Miller

Going to the ACFW Conference in Indianapolis? I’ve been to many large writing conferences and have worked freelance for agents and editors, but I still remember my first meal time at an editor’s table.You wonder if you forgot everything your … Continue reading

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Connecting With Publishers

by Lena Nelson-Dooley When I wrote and sold my first two books, I didn’t know much about publishers or agents or anything. We didn’t have an organization like ACFW. After the organization started having national conferences, that changed in my … Continue reading

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NOVEL IDEAS—CONNECTING AT THE TABLE

by Cynthia Ruchti “Can we talk?” Among the things that surprise ACFW conference attendees are these: · It’s amazing how many writers consider themselves introverted. · It’s amazing how noisy introverts can get when set loose at a writers’ conference. … Continue reading

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