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Boost Your Productivity with Four Top Tech Tools

by Laura McClellan As a not-yet-published newbie novelist, I don’t feel qualified to advise on writing techniques. But I am a diehard tech geek, always looking for tools that will help me be more productive. I thought I’d share four … Continue reading

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Finding Satisfaction In Him

by Becky Wade “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper My pastor shared the above quote with the congregation recently. How it struck me! So often, I seek to find satisfaction … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

by Cynthia Ruchti Like many authors, I wrote several novels before writing the first one that would be picked up by a publishing house. When working on what would become my debut novel, I didn’t-couldn’t-envision the path ahead. Celebrating this … Continue reading

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The Pushmi-Pullyu of Publishing

by Beth K. Vogt I had a perfect publishing analogy for today’s blog, using the pushmi-pullyu from The Story of Dr. Doolittle. Imagine my distress when the analogy didn’t work … well, at least not in the way I had … Continue reading

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Using the Keys

by Shirley Gould Don’t you love receiving something you know much thought and care had been given when it was chosen for you? My daughter gave me that kind of present. It was a bracelet made out of vintage typewriter … Continue reading

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Right Writing

by Martha Rogers I love a good story, but recently I have read two good stories by a multi-published author that left me shaking my head. If the story hadn’t been good, I would have tossed the book aside. Things … Continue reading

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Writing is a Calling

Good morning all of you fellow writers-some published, some working toward being published. God blessed you when He called you to write. Some write fiction, some non-fiction, but all members of ACFW fill their pages, their stories, with the love … Continue reading

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The Upside of Rejection

By Brenda Anderson Rejection. A word most writers are intimately familiar with, a word filled with negative connotations. Merriam-Webster defines rejection as “the action of rejecting: the state of being rejected.” Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? In the midst of rejection, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift from Alzheimer’s

by Suzanne Woods Fisher A few years ago, I started writing a weekly column on my blog called “Conversations with Dad.” My father was in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease and, because my parents lived across the street, I … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Beauty

by Christine Sunderland I have long been fascinated with the relationship between beauty, truth, and goodness. One of the joys of being a novelist is that I can create characters who share my fascinations. So in my recently published novel, … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave the Last 10% Unsaid

by Melissa Tagg There’s not a whole lot I can brag about when it comes to all things domestic diva-related. It’s not that I can’t do things like clean and cook-I just don’t generally have time to keep up in … Continue reading

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Details, Details

by Harry Kraus Let’s talk about the “fictional dream.” What makes people willing to suspend belief and enter into a make-believe world? How is this done successfully? I’ve been contemplating this recently as I’ve been reading the young adult novels … Continue reading

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Reflections of Tone

by Jennifer Sienes I’ve written enough now to realize that there’s been a pattern in not only what I write, but in how I write – no, I didn’t get the Tread Desk I’ve had my eye on for some … Continue reading

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How Writing Retreats Have Profoundly Impacted My Life

By Lindsay Harrel When I first began writing, I did everything I could to learn how to become a successful career novelist. I wrote a few books (kind of a given!). I read countless books and articles on craft. I … Continue reading

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Incredible Writing Done Credibly

by C. Kevin Thompson Have you ever read books that promised suspense, only to find they don’t deliver? Ever read a thriller that didn’t thrill? Ever read a romance between two people who never would get together in the real … Continue reading

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