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40 Days of Prayer: Day 39 – The Audio/Visual Team

ACFW Conference – Day 39 Prayer: The Audio/Visual Team We thank you, our Lord and Master, for putting Your hand on the members of the audio/visual team for the work You have given them to do. We pray that starting … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 40 – God’s Presence

ACFW Conference – Day 40 Prayer – God’s Presence & Blessing Psalm 127:1 CEB – “Unless it is the Lord who builds the house, the builders’ work is pointless. Unless it is the Lord who protects the city, the guard … Continue reading

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A To Don’t List for Writer’s Conferences

By Tamara D. Fickas Springtime is easing into summer. Trees and flowers are blooming. The temperature is inching upward. On cue, the writing world is easing into conference season. One-sheets and proposals are bursting forth. Social media is a twitter … Continue reading

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An Elevator Pitch with a Hook

by Lee Carver Here’s the scenario: You enter the hotel elevator during the ACFW Conference and recognize an agent or editor you’d love to impress. Each of you selects a floor choice, and she turns to you and asks, “So … Continue reading

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Conference — the Cornerstone

By Kathy Harris Registration for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2016 conference is now open. If you’ve never attended the ACFW conference, you’re missing a special opportunity. One that will connect you with other writers, help you learn the craft, … Continue reading

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The Squeeze

by Linda Brooks Davis Ever feel squeezed to your limit? I have. Many times. As a first-time novelist, I’ve learned what the squeeze produces in characters-and in myself. Take the recent ACFW Conference. My husband had massaged the family budget … Continue reading

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Beating the Post Conference BLUES

By Susan May Warren Are you home from the ACFW conference? Finally unpacked? I hope you came home filled with encouragement and new ideas on how to make your writing breathtaking. Now what? Conferences can be overwhelming, between the requests … Continue reading

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Post-Conference Planning

By Danica Favorite Whew! Some of you are home from the ACFW conference, and you’ve gotten back into the groove of life. Some of you didn’t get to go and are sad about that. Either way, it’s time to make … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Minimize the Effect of Post Conference Blues

by Edie Melson I’ve been attending large writing conferences for over fourteen years and they all have ONE thing in common-post conference blues. It’s only natural. A week-long conference is an exciting, grueling experience. Just physical exhaustion alone could get … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER PRAYER TOPIC: FOR ATTENDEES Father, hundreds of attendees will be present this year in Dallas. New, tender-hearted writers hoping for encouragement and guidance. There will be folks who have progressed to the next … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 1 PRAYER – TOPIC: THAT GOD’S WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED AT THE CONFERENCE Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity to go to the conference this year. We trust that each one of … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 2 PRAYER – TOPIC: GOOD WEATHER FOR TRAVEL Father God, we come to You, the One who created wind and rain, the One who still commands their attention. So many of us … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE: 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 3 PRAYER TOPIC: EARLY BIRD AND POST-CONFERENCE SESSIONS Dear God: Thank You for making the Early Bird and Post-Conference sessions possible at the ACFW Conference. We lift up the people teaching the … Continue reading

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The Road to Publication

By Katherine Reay A reader recently reached out to ask how she could know if she was ready to pursue publication. Did I have any advice? Wow! Tough question. Here’s what my advice boiled down to… 1. Give your work … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 4

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 4 PRAYER – TOPIC: WISDOM IN DECISION MAKING FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD Lord, we lift up the Executive Board to You as they make plans for the conference. Please give each member … Continue reading

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