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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Resolutions for Writers

Since this is the start of another year it seems like the perfect time to set new writing goals. To help you get started here are few that should be on every writer’s resolution list: Make a Solid, Attainable Goal … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper – How Far Should You Go?

by Connie Stevens Most authors-at least the ones I know-love research. Whether they write contemporary or historical, long or short, romance or suspense, a writer wants to know their characters intimately. The best way to do that is to delve … Continue reading

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Grace Under Pressure

by Laurie Alice Eakes Once upon a time, I believed the time, mood, and environment had to be just right for me to find the creative energy within me. Without this perfect setting, the “muse” would never pay me a … Continue reading

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Choosing a Present Joy

by Jane Kirkpatrick Some months ago a reader wrote the following: “My children are happy and nearly grown, my husband loves the fact that I’m writing, I’m organized enough that my home nearly runs itself, our church is healthy and … Continue reading

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Cat Block

by Beth Shriver I bet you’ve never used a cat to gage your level of writers block…but I don’t hear anyone opposing the idea so I’ll continue. I don’t know about you but I have three furry friends who keep … Continue reading

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Backup Plan

by Carolyne Aarsen I dislike running out of things. When I pull a jar of mayonnaise from my pantry to replace the one I’ve just emptied and I don’t see a second full jar, I get nervous. What if I … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: January 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Mind of Her Own by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer — Who knew making dinner could change your life? (Contemporary Women’s Fiction from Tyndale House). Waiting for … Continue reading

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Set Goals and Reap the Rewards

by B.J. Bassett One year Jack London received 400 rejections. With that many rejections he was bound to have received some acceptances. I look forward to the beginning of a new year with a fresh slate to record my goals. … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

by Lillian Duncan Wow! It’s the first day of a new year and I have the honor of welcoming it in for ACFW’s blog. That is quite the honor and quite the responsibility. Do I pick a solemn topic? Maybe, … Continue reading

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