Author Archives: ACFW

Meet Deadlines with Simple Math

by Tamela Hancock Murray During your publishing journey you may have the delightful problem of too many deadlines. You may have to ask yourself if you can accept another contract because you’re so busy. I’ve advised many clients about this … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Opportunity

By Mary Lou Cheatham Do you ever find a review of your novel that you wish would go away…simply disappear from Amazon…and not be there when you visit your product page next time? As writers seeking to improve our skills … Continue reading

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Moment to Moment

By Tanara McCauley I recently joined the ranks of writers who pen speculative fiction. While I’ve read it for years and tend to favor a well-written epic fantasy over any other genre, it wasn’t until I felt God’s leading in … Continue reading

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Sherwood Forest Intervention and Other Tools to Keep Writing

By Susan A.J. Lyttek “Curses,” Robin Hood muttered, obviously not intending I hear. But I have great ears. “I had pleaded with her to cease this interference.” He bowed to me again. “My apologies, milady. We appear to be at … Continue reading

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From Whence We Came: ACFW’s humble beginnings, Part 2

By Andrea Boeshaar In Part 1 of this blog I reminisced about the early days of ACRW — American Christian Romance Writers which eventually morphed into ACFW. In this post I’ll discuss several of its growing pains as well as … Continue reading

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From Whence We Came: ACFW’s humble beginnings, Part 1

By Andrea Boeshaar As I pondered an idea for this blog, it occurred to me that not a lot of ACFW members know about this amazing organization’s inception. Hundreds of writers attend the national conference and meet with editors, talk … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: September 2016

September 2016 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Daughter of the Nile by Jill Eileen Smith — Explore the exotic world of ancient Egypt and ponder the dilemma … Continue reading

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Making Wise Investments

By John W. Tucker Balance in each day’s activities is something we all strive for. Full-time or part-time writers, we must plan ahead and stay focused when we write. Think of the potential activities a writer may be involved in: … Continue reading

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To Preach or Not To Preach

by Lynn Hobbs I’m often asked how much is too much in placing scripture or prayer in a Christian fiction novel. No one wants their character to preach unless that character is indeed a preacher. Too much and the reader … Continue reading

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When You Feel Talentless

By Rondi Bauer Olson A few months ago I had a difficult time leaving behind the world of a book I’d read. I thought about the characters and plot for weeks, reread the book a couple of times, and journaled … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 1 – God’s Will Be Accomplished

Day 1 Prayer -That God’s Will Be Accomplished At The Conference Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth. Psalm 115:1 Father God, as we come … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 2 – Good Travel Weather

Day 2 Prayer – Good Weather For Travel Dear Heavenly Father, we give You praise and honor for all Your wondrous works. You have so many wonderful blessings planned for those who hear Your call and are coming to the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 3 – Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions

Day 3 Prayer – Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions “…listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding…” – Proverbs 2:2 HCSB Father, thank You for the opportunity to learn from experts during the Early Bird and Post … Continue reading

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Four Little Words to Help You Prep for the ACFW Conference

By Beth K. Vogt For those of your prepping for the upcoming conference, here are four words to guide you, and yes, I used the acronym A.C.F.W. Even if you’re not attending the conference, these four words apply to every … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 4 – Wisdom for Executive Board

Day 4 Prayer – Wisdom In Decision Making For The Executive Board Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5 Father, we ask for wisdom for … Continue reading

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