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Category Archives: appointments

An Agent’s Perspective on Conference: Chip MacGregor

As a novelist, you probably spend a lot of time sitting at your desk, banging out words, pondering your story. You do some research online, write out a chapter, do some revising. Sure, you spend some time emailing friends to … Continue reading

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Relax-Yes, you too can enjoy those editor and agent appointments

by Belinda Peterson Really, you can enjoy them!! I promise. This is how you do it. Kidding. I can’t tell you HOW to do it, but I can provide some tips on making it a little easier on your nerves. … Continue reading

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Pitching with Success at the ACFW Conference

by Tiffany Amber Stockton Many know that I’m a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). It’s the premier Christian fiction organization, and I owe a great deal of thanks to the members for helping me get published. Every year, … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 10: For the Families We Leave at Home

Romans 8:26-27–In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the … Continue reading

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Part Two: The One Sheet

by Dineen Miller Last week I talked about identifying your genre and/or niche so as to help you create your “mood.” (Click here to read part one.) This week let’s talk about the one sheet. Every year I see the … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 36 Those Teaching Continuing Ed Classes

Psalm 28:7a–The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Dearest Lord, we thank you for those teaching continuing education. Give them wisdom, focus, and direction as they prepare to teach, and allow … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

The ACFW Conference is just weeks away, so I know many of you are wondering what you need or even where to start. Each Thursday for the next four weeks, I’ll be posting some basics to help you get prepared. … Continue reading

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ACFW: I’ll be Back This Year

I missed ACFW last year, but a newborn was a good excuse, right? I’m very excited to meet up with everyone again, experience the awesome general sessions and worship time, and just soak in all I can about Christian publishing … Continue reading

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Why ACFW is always on my schedule

Here are Rusty Shelton’s thoughts on the conference. Rusty is with Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists and a regular attendee at the conference. I started going to the ACFW conference three years ago and it has become one of my … Continue reading

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American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Way back in September 2002, long before my days as an acquisitions editor with Barbour Publishing, I traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the very first conference of what was then the American Christian Romance … Continue reading

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An Editor’s Perspective

It’s only a few months until the ACFW conference begins n Minneapolis. I am so excited by this event as I start to make a plan for how to make the best use of my time. My goals are to … Continue reading

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Divine Appointments: Cynthia Ruchti

Last year my conference volunteer responsibilities pressed into the appointment timeslots I’d been assigned. I knew I had to give them up and free those slots for someone else who needed them. It tugged at my heart to do so. … Continue reading

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Advice from the Appointment Guru

One of the most important areas of the convention are the editor and agent appointments. You agonize over who might be interested in what you’re writing, you sweat over one sheets and proposals, you practice your pitch until you can … Continue reading

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