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Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Benefits of Volunteering at Conference

by Jennifer Hudson-Taylor Most of us think of church or local ministries when we consider volunteering, but there are plenty of volunteer opportunities at the ACFW Conference. It isn’t only about writing workshops and meetings with agents and editors, although … 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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Conquering an Introvert’s Fear of Conference

by Missy Tippens By Missy Tippens The ACFW conference is fast approaching, and I know some may be first time attendees. And others may be looking forward to it but are worried or nervous. I suspect a lot of writers … Continue reading

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Professionalism 101

Is it the suit? Not really. I know it looks professional to wear a suit, but professionalism 101 is all about simple skills and the appropriate attitude. The clothes are tools that enhance skills and attitude. When you think of … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your Conference Experience

by Mindy Obenhaus Time is ticking away. In only six short weeks, hundreds of Christian fiction writers will converge on the Mile-High City for ACFW’s annual conference. Whoo-hoo! Whether this is your first ACFW conference or your tenth (though I’m … 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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Uplifting Worship

by Lena Nelson-Dooley From the very beginnings of ACRW, which is now ACFW, God was in the planning and the growing. The founders were told by other people in the market place that it was nothing short of a miracle … Continue reading

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