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Monthly Archives: June 2011

ACFW — Wonderfully Strange

The 2010 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Indianapolis was my first experience in attending a writing conference of any type. It was big. It was a little scary. It was a little strange. I didn’t KNOW any of these … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Makes the Grade

As a mom with three teens, one thing I’m very cognizant of is my children’s grades. I know very well the excellence my kids are capable of, and their grades are one indicator of how hard they work. Plus, those … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Mindy Obenhaus is this week’s volunteer spotlight. She is the coordinator for the Carol Awards. She has to find judges for the contest (5 per entry), people to head each category, answer questions about the contest, make announcements about the … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Blog – Two Posts Today

First post is from Rachel Smith Fernandes: This year’s conference in St. Louis will be my fifth conference. I guess I’m somewhat of a seasoned professional. Or not. Like many other writers I’m an introvert. The prospect of attending my … 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 Volunteer Spotlight

This week we are highlighting Camy Tang. She has been the coordinator for the Genesis Contest for years. This requires a lot of work, recruiting judges, people to oversee each of the categories, sending the entries to the right person, … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Blog: Ten Reasons to Attend Conference

Ten Reasons to Go to ACFW Conference in St. Louis By Margaret Daley 10. The contest finalists will finally end their wait to see who has won in their category for the Genesis and Carol Awards. 9. Dr. Stanley Williams … 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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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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Conference: Worth the Sacrifice

Writing is one of the few businesses with a very small required investment. A computer, printer, books on writing, and a membership in ACFW: That’s the bare minimum. You can get books on writing from the library so buying them … Continue reading

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THE ACFW CONFERENCE AND E-BOOKS!

Have you considered attending the American Christian Fiction Writers’ annual conference this September 22-25? If you’re on the fence, I encourage you to go! I’d love to meet you, and you’ll never forget the ACFW experience. Since I joined ACFW … Continue reading

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What I’m bringing to the ACFW Conference

Camy Tang The highlight of my year is always the ACFW conference in September. It’s my favorite conference for so many reasons, some of which are: the friends I get to see there the industry professionals I get to meet … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

This week I want to thank Pam Meyers for all she has done for ACFW. For many years she served on the board as ACFW Secretary and was on the Foundation Board. She currently is doing the New Releases each … 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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SO WHAT TRENDS WILL YOU SEE AT ACFW 2011?

One of the most interesting things about the publishing business is that it’s always changing. I like to say that publishing is a “tidal” business – the tide of Amish books comes in, the tide of westerns goes out. I’d … Continue reading

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