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Monthly Archives: June 2008

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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Advice from Meredith Efken

I think it is SO important to acknowledge this aspect of going to a conference. It is REALLY hard to jump in, network, pitch, talk to strangers, and all those other social activities you need to do at a conference. … Continue reading

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That Dreaded 15 Minutes by Pam Meyers

Last week several people on the ACFW email loop admitted to being shy and/or introverted and some were not even sure they could muster the courage to sign up for the conference. I think we all have battles in one … Continue reading

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Advice from Jennifer Johnson

I’ll share my divine appointment stuff too. The first conference I was determined to sell my book!!! My chapter came in second place for Noble Theme and I was sure I would sell. While there, God spoke to my heart … Continue reading

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Testimonies of the Recently Published, by Deb Raney

Many times at the ACFW conference, we ask the members who have landed their first contract that year to stand and be recognized. I’m always amazed at how many people get to their feet at that point. I thought I … 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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My 5th conference, and my 1st booksigning!

There is a lot for me to celebrate this year. Hi, this is Michelle Sutton, and I’m thrilled to say that I haven’t missed a conference since Denver, 2004, when we were still ACRW. I’ve made it a priority to … Continue reading

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Fear Not! Advice from Sharon Hinck

Last fall, I attended my first ACFW conference. I’d been a member of ACFW for many years, and it was ridiculous I hadn’t made it to the national conference any sooner. I happened upon the Mount Hermon conference during my … Continue reading

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Conference Countdown

Only 96 days left. Yes, I’m counting the days until the ACFW conference. Why? I’m glad you asked. Besides the obvious squeals and hugs from reconnecting with friends I only see once a year, I’m looking forward to learning new … Continue reading

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The ACFW Conference: It’s Not What You Think!

My name is Jennifer AlLee. I’m 43 years old. I’ve been all over the country, seen a lot of things, done a lot of stuff. But until last year, I was a conference virgin. Pretty amazing, huh? Even though I’d … 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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Chip MacGregor on Making the Most of Editor/Agent Appointments

Cara here: We’ve all been there. Staring at the incredible list of editors and agents coming to the ACFW conference and wondering how on earth we pick. What can we do to maximize that fifteen minutes for us and the … Continue reading

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2008 Conference Blog Tour Stops

The ACFW Conference blog tour is set to kick off with posts from Chip MacGregor and me. Currently, more than 50 people are participating…and the list is below. Be sure to check out the posts…Some are from editors. Others from … Continue reading

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