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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Transition

Transition for a full-time freelancer – I didn’t know I was ready – Are you? When my wife accepted a job transfer to Colorado, it was our opportunity to realize a lifelong dream. We have wanted to move to this … Continue reading

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A Different Approach

by Dani Pettrey “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 God’s Word is replete with wisdom and this verse is no exception. … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Stacy Monson is the Area Coordinator for Minnesota. She has spearheaded the formation of new chapters in their area. She has worked long hours to get things done. Stacy has also served as president of her local chapter. ACFW wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Marketing and Promotion: Got Moxie?

by Janice Hanna Thompson Got Moxie? Remember the story of the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz? He couldn’t summon up the courage to be the very thing he’d been called to be: the King of the Forest. Fear … Continue reading

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Seeking Serenity in a Writer’s Life

by Mary Ellis #1: Schedule your time carefully. Make a weekly calendar so you don’t miss a doctor’s appointment, dance recital, or the neighborhood cookout. Keep certain times “off limits”. Don’t sign up for meetings, exercise classes, or volunteer work … Continue reading

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TURNING PRO, Part 2

by Cynthia Ruchti Yesterday, we took a look at what it means to “turn pro” as a writer. These questions arose: How can we turn pro even before we’re published, before we’re a recognized entity in the writing world, before … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Regina Jennings is the Oklahoma Area Coordinator. She volunteers her time to welcome new members, assemble and keep track of monthly reports for our state, and supports both the OKC and Tulsa chapters with whatever they need. She does a … Continue reading

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TURNING PRO Part 1

by Cynthia Ruchti The television talk show guest expert blessed the production crew interns with fashion makeovers. Her key piece of advice? “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” The advice came zinging through the television … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Effective Research Trips Part 2

by Vickie McDonough Yesterday day we touched on the first five tips for Effective Research Trips, and today, I’d like to continue our conversation with the final five hints. If you missed those, check yesterday’s blog post. 6. Talk to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Effective Research Trips Part 1

by Vickie McDonough I’ve just returned from my first cruise to the Caribbean. I never dreamed a sunset could be so beautiful or the color of the water so vivid. There was such an amazing difference in the houses of … Continue reading

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November New Releases

There’s good reading for November with these selections from ACFW authors. More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander — Historical Romance from Bethany House; To create … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

Doing these spotlights every week is a highlight for me. We have such wonderful volunteers. And another great volunteer ACFW is privileged to have is Valerie Goree. She was instrumental in the kickoff of the Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers … Continue reading

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