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Counting Reasons to Attend Writers’ Conferences

By Becky Jacoby Five years ago, if anyone would have asked me about attending a writers’ conference, I would have advised against it. Even though I dreamed bigger dreams and was working steadily, I thought, “Why spend money to learn … Continue reading

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Pitch Sessions: An Editor’s POV

by Ramona Richards Abingdon Press Sue Brower had some terrific advice last week about preparing for a writers conference, especially ACFW. One piece of advice she gave made me want to give her a cheer: • DON’T go to editor … Continue reading

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Pitching in those Agent/Editor Appointments

by Rachelle Gardner Books & Such Literary Agency One thing I’ve noticed lately in fiction pitches – verbal pitches or queries – is that some writers want to tell all about the theme or the emotional journey of the story, … Continue reading

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The Writers Conference – Make it a Life-Changing Event!

by Sue Brower Zondervan, Inc. I have just returned from a great week at Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference. Alton Gansky and his team provided an experience that I know changed the lives of many writers. We had writers from … Continue reading

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ACFW Rewind: Becoming a More Productive Writer

Editor’s Note: Welcome to ACFW Rewind! ACFW strives to bring you interesting, varied, and helpful posts on the craft of writing and the writing industry. And every once in a while, a previous post deserves to be re-published so the … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference: the Place for Fiction Writers; Jeff Gerke

For novelists, the annual ACFW conference is the best Christian writers conference in the nation. There are several other Christian writers conferences every year that are very good and are in wonderful settings, but those are all for both fiction … Continue reading

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Writers, hie thee to the ACFW Conference: Jim Peterson

Why the ACFW? What purpose can such an organization serve and how is fiction (of all things) a viable tool to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ? Wow, you sure ask a lot of questions Well, let’s exam the second … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference: Why I’m Going

It’s been amazing to see God work in my life this past year as I delve into a new journey of writing. When I ventured to take the first step, I did what I always do to acquire info-I Googled. … Continue reading

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Editor and Agent of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to ACFW’s Editor and Agent of the Year Finalists! Editor of the Year finalists are: Sarah Long – Bethany House Andrea Doering – Revell Books Charlene Patterson – Bethany House Agent of the Year Finalists are: Joyce Hart – … Continue reading

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Book of the Year and Genesis Media Release

Media Information for immediate release American Christian Fiction Writers [ACFW] is pleased to announce the opening of its two annual contests, Book of the Year and Genesis. Book of the Year is open to published members of ACFW. Categories include … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 40 For God’s Presence and Blessing

Day 40 God’s presence and blessing Psalm 127:1–Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Jesus, though Your Spirit comes to the conference … Continue reading

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Uplifting Worship

by Lena Nelson-Dooley From the very beginnings of ACRW, which is now ACFW, God was in the planning and the growing. The founders were told by other people in the market place that it was nothing short of a miracle … Continue reading

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HELP! I’m Shy! How to Overcome a Shy Personality at Conference

By Michelle Shocklee I am naturally shy. I would rather eat worms than talk to people I don’t know. Does that surprise you? Most people would not describe me as shy. A little on the quiet side maybe, but not … Continue reading

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Off-Site Conference Dining

by Megan DiMaria I can’t wait for the ACFW conference to come to my hometown and to welcome all my friends to one of the best locations on earth. In the next few weeks I’ll post some dining options to … Continue reading

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Day 35 – 40 Days of Prayer: The Worship Times

Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Heavenly Father, We come to You and ask for a special blessing on the worship times during the conference. Pour Your blessings upon Your children who have gathered … Continue reading

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