Join ACFW |  Forgot Password |  Login: 

Category Archives: Encouragement

National Forgiveness Day

By Elizabeth Ludwig The theme in many of my books has been forgiveness–both giving and receiving. It seems fitting then, that that I talk about National Forgiveness Day. This year, it falls on October 29. Who knew? I certainly didn’t. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

By Barbara J. Scott Joy? “What’s joy got to do with writing?” the Grinch would say. Aren’t writers supposed to pour their blood, sweat, and tears onto the page? Aren’t we supposed to suffer for our craft? I remember the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Book Reviews, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, Reviews, tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Share
Posted in Accountability, Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Making Wise Investments

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

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

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

Share
Posted in Advice, Conference, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Share
Posted in Advice, appointments, Conference, Encouragement, Fellowship, Friends of ACFW, tips | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

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

Share
Posted in Advice, appointments, Conference, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Christmas In July

By Mary Manners When the subject of Christmas gifts comes up, most people think of packages wrapped in colorful paper and shimmery bows, sitting under the Christmas tree, just waiting to be opened. When I think of Christmas gifts, I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Belief for All Things

By Tanara McCauley “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It’s a verse I know well, and one I’m prone to lean on in trying times or when faced with difficult choices. I’ve only recently realized, however, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Sharing Your Heart

By Patti Shene They say you should write what you know. These past few months, my life has been draped in sadness and loss. (Please don’t stop reading! I’m not going to take you into a world of gloom and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Characters, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Sharing Your Heart

A Writer’s Best Energy

By Melissa Tagg Marketing. I think a lot of writers hear the word and do a little scary-movie shudder. Or maybe a full-on horror-flick scream. Me, not so much because a) I’m more of a nervous laugher than screamer and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

ACFW 2016: Social Advice from an Autistic Author

by Patricia Beal Conference is thirty days away! Can you believe it? I get fired up about our yearly gathering. This will be my third ACFW conference, and I can’t wait because the seeds we plant during ACFW grow for … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Conference, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

My Blogless Summer

By Victoria Buck After eighteen months of blogging weekly, I knew it was time for a respite. I needed to promote the release of my second novel. A novelette begged to be finished. I’d signed the contract for my third … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments