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Amish 101…Mindy Starns Clark

If you love to write, have I got a suggestion for you:   Get yourself to this fall’s American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.   ACFW is an organization geared toward meeting the needs of new and seasoned authors alike, as well as offering a venue for readers of Christian Fiction to learn more about their favorite authors and discover the vast array of choices available from the Christian Fiction market in general.   Each year, ACFW hosts an amazing conference with classes taught by many of your favorite Christian fiction authors. The conference also offers opportunities to meet editors and agents, fellowship with other authors (aspiring and published), and celebrate the best in Christian fiction.

One of the sessions I’ll be teaching this year, and the reason I’m mentioning this here, is “Amish 101”, which includes an overview of Amish fiction and the Amish fiction market, followed by an A-Z rundown of Amish life, practices, and beliefs.   As this genre expands and more and more authors consider trying their hand at writing Amish fiction, I think it’s important to have a full understanding of the “big picture”-i.e., why the Amish live the way they do and why their world is such a perfect fit for Christian fiction.

For more information on this class or on the entire conference, check out the ACFW website, where you’ll see that things are shaping up to be awesome, as always.   I can’t wait to go.   Hope to see you there too!



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