Author Archives: ACFW

40 Days of Prayer, Day 17 – For Those Pitching Projects

Day 17 Prayer – Clarity of Speech for Those Pitching Projects “I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.” Philippians 4:13 Dear Heavenly Father, as the ACFW National Conference approaches, we ask for wisdom and grace for … Continue reading

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FREE HUGS at ACFW Conference!

By Teresa Tysinger You guys! Can you believe the ACFW Conference is just a few short weeks away? It’s like a trip to Disney World for Christian authors. (If you think that’s overstating, then you’ve obviously never been to one.) … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did at a Writers’ Conference

By Cynthia Ruchti If this were survey results, and I’d polled hundreds of past conference attendees to ask their answer to the question, “What’s the dumbest thing you ever did at a writer’s conference?” your answer might show up on … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 18 – For Conferees to Learn

Day 18 Prayer – For Conferees to Grasp What Is Taught and to Grow From It But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God … James 1:5 (NASB) Thank you, God, for the opportunity to learn during … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 19 – Mentor & Specialty Appointments

Day 19 Prayer – For Mentor and Specialty Appointments But verily God hath heard me; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy for me. Psalm … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 20 – Conference Veterans

Day 20 Prayer – Conference Veterans The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. — Psalm 18:2 Lord, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 21 – God’s Timing

Day 21 Prayer – For All Attending To Rest In God’s Timing For Their Lives Heavenly Father, You know exactly what You’re doing. You are well aware of the time, the day, the week, the year. And You are never … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 22 – The Carol Award Finalists

Day 22 Prayer – Finalists in The Carol Awards But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Free

By Hallee Bridgeman Typically speaking – and every publishing house is different and contracts can vary – these are the royalties for an author with a major publisher: Hardbacks: 10%-15% Paperbacks: 8%-10% eBooks: 25% The majority of the earnings for … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 23 – The Volunteer Workers

Day 23 Prayer – The Volunteer Workers Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 24 – A Servant’s Heart

Day 24 Prayer – For all attending to have a servant’s heart toward those around them Father God, thank you for the blessing that the ACFW conference is. Being able to attend and learn and fellowship with other Christians in … Continue reading

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Quirky Sources to Add to Your Characterization

By DiAnn Mills I live and breathe story–most writers do. And we’re always looking for ways to ensure our characters and their predicaments are exciting and unique. Some of the places we look can be a bit . . . … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 25 – For the Technology to Work

Day 25 Prayer – For The Technology To Work “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” — Philippians 4:6 (NIV) Gracious Heavenly Father, we are thankful … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2016

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Falling for the Single Dad by Lisa Carter — After fifteen years away, Dr. Caroline Duer is nervous about returning to her hometown. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 26 – First-Time Attendees

ACFW 40 Days of Prayer – Day 26: First-time Attendees Phillippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Father, in the name of Jesus, we … Continue reading

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