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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Commanded to Rest

by Sarah Sundin Feeling overwhelmed? While the life of a writer sounds idyllic-spinning stories and signing books-the reality is a whirlwind. When my fourth novel released last September, I worked nonstop-writing, emails, Facebook, interviews, Twitter, newsletters, articles, speaking engagements. By … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own

by Deborah Raney “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” –Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own I started writing to help put our kids through college. But it’s a … Continue reading

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Writing Preparation

by Carolyne Aarsen My husband had to replace a window in my office awhile back. He drove to his brother’s place, a twenty minute drive one way, borrowed a set of scaffolds, came back and set them up to install … Continue reading

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A Journey Worth Taking

By Dan Lewis Campbell I am a writer. I weave words into stories on pages of white to inspire those who read them. But what if nobody reads them? A haunting question to be sure. I have pondered it more … Continue reading

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Register Today!

The ACFW national conference in Indianapolis is just around the corner. Rates for registration go up after August 19th, so register today!!

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Moments in Time-Bringing Characters to Life

by Ann H. Gabhart Not long ago I got to thinking about the odd moments that can rise from the murky depths of my memory, nudged out to my consciousness by a chance word, an image or even a sniff … Continue reading

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5 things to do to prepare for the ACFW Conference

by Susan May Warren The ACFW conference is less than two months away and I can’t wait! Even now, I’m gearing up to hang out with my favorite peeps, fellow authors and the My Book Therapy community (The Voices.) And, … Continue reading

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What, No Adverbs?

by Donna L. Rich So many “how to” books tell me to weed out weak adverbs, and as I look at my own work, I’m paranoid. However, I’m not paranoid enough. In writing this post, I referred to my current … Continue reading

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The Hard Choices Every Day

by Sherri Stone I have been a life-long dieter. Actually, a more appropriate way to say that is that I’ve been a life-long thinker about diets and losing weight. You know the syndrome: • First resolution every New Year is … Continue reading

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Register Today for ACFW’s National Conference

Registration is open for ACFW’s national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, September 13-16. Details at www.acfw.com/conference.

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ACFW REWIND: ACFW — Wonderfully Strange

(Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on ACFW’s blog in June 2011. With the upcoming conference in Indianapolis, this is a fun time to relive those memories). by Regina Merrick The 2010 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Indianapolis was … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Conference Things

by Ane Mulligan Conference time approaches! There not many weeks left, and I can’t wait! Here are some of my favorite things from conference (sung to the tune of These Are a Few of My Favorite Things): Teardrops of joy … Continue reading

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Why Fiction?

by DiAnn Mills Christian writers are often posed the questions: “Why fiction when you could be writing nonfiction?” “If you feel writing is a ministry, a calling from God, then why are you putting your time and effort into story?” … Continue reading

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Don’t Quote Me on That

By Crystal Laine Miller I’ve been collecting quotes I like for a long time and have a huge, unorganized file. Here are some quotes dealing with writing that speak to me. Maybe they will speak to you too. “Writing a … Continue reading

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2013 ACFW Conference

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