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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Revising My View of Rewriting

by Beth K. Vogt It’s often said that writing is rewriting. And I’ve often said how much I love rewriting. But if you’d seen me a few weeks ago as I rewrote the fast draft of my second novel, you … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow of Your Smile

Title: The Shadow of Your Smile Author: Susan May Warren Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Date: December 2011 ISBN: 978-1414334837 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Noelle Hueston, on her way home Deep Haven after talking to admissions about … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

by Richard Mabry When I began writing, I had an idea-just one-and wondered if I could turn it into a novel. My idea involved a young man who wanted more than anything to play professional baseball. He never made it … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Passion

by DiAnn Mills How can a writer expect readers to be excited about a novel unless the writer feels the same passion? Does enthusiasm for story mean having passion for every word? Absolutely! Every grueling step of the process must … Continue reading

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Going Mobile – Why Not?

by Michael Joshua Whether we are published or not, we love our blogs. There’s just something exciting about putting our thoughts out there for the world to read. Many of us choose from the available free services – blogger, wordpress.com … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blue Moon Bay

Title: Blue Moon Bay Author: Lisa Wingate Publisher: Bethany House Date: February 2012 ISBN: 978-0764208225 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Heather Hampton is a Seattle architect looking for a Valentine’s Day engagement to her boyfriend, Richard. Yet … Continue reading

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I WAS WRONG!–When Life Gets in the Way of Writing

by Lillian Duncan I am not a drama queen. In fact, I am the anti-drama queen. My life is calm-some might call it boring. And that’s okay with me. But all of sudden, it seemed as if my life was … Continue reading

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He is Risen!

He is Risen, indeed! Wishing you a blessed Easter from ACFW.

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Stockton

Tiffany Stockton is in our volunteer spotlight this week. She has always been quick to help other writers, especially with the technical issue we encounter. On top of that she is the Genesis coordinator for the Historical Romance category. She … Continue reading

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Talk it Out with SRS

By Mindy Starns Clark “I could hear the sound of Travis’s breathing.” That’s what I said, anyway, into the headset for my voice dictation program. As sometimes happens, it didn’t quite get that. Instead, it typed, “I could hear the … Continue reading

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Trader 4:29

by D.M. Webb It worried me. This date looming before me. What was I going to write? Fine time for writer’s block to hit. But as in all things with God, He provides. Today my AFA Journal arrived, and I … Continue reading

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How Do You Talk?

by Bonnie S. Calhoun In my novel Cooking the Books, I have several unique characters with a particular speech pattern for each person. Listen to the kids, and how they talk, listen to your teens with the text speech…IDK. Dialogue … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Marketing your Book without Breaking into Hives

by Cara C. Putman This spring has been a whirlwind of book marketing. With novellas in January and May and a trade in April, it’s taken a lot of time. A friend recently called me a networking superstar, and I … Continue reading

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What If One of Your Characters Is Not… um… Human?

by Rachel Hauck We spent a lot of time around the hallowed halls of ACFW teaching the craft of writing. As we should. It’s our goal and our mission. Character development is key to any good novel. Because after all, … Continue reading

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April New Releases

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. The Mother Road by Jennifer AlLee — Sometimes, the end of the road is just the beginning… (Women’s Fiction from Abingdon Press). Race Against Time … Continue reading

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