Join ACFW |  Forgot Password |  Login: 

Category Archives: tips

Sabotaged!

By Andrea Boeshaar God has a purpose and plan for each of us. How do I know? God says so in His Word, the Holy Bible. (See Jeremiah 29:11) But sometimes we sabotage Divine plans with negative thoughts and fears. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Satan Hates Your Writing (A Defense Strategy)

by Natalie Monk “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12 Haters gonna hate. And Satan is a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

When a Writer Has Only One Month to Promote

By DiAnn Mills What puts you behind in marketing and promotion your novel? Perhaps you’ve been hit with health problems, personal issues, unseen travel, or maybe you didn’t know how or when to pre-launch a book. Don’t despair! The following … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, marketing, Social Media, tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Stepping Out

By Tomi Leslie I questioned within. Me, take a line-dancing lesson? But I do love Country music. And so, I decided to try it. Then, I shopped for the perfect boots. Soon, I entered a resale store and on the … Continue reading

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

World Creating for the Earth-bound

By Lee Carver Fellow authors, I’d like to share with you a thought which has helped me visualize and therefore write my fiction. Fantasy and sci-fi writers are accustomed to creating worlds, defining them well enough that the reader “sees” … Continue reading

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

Unpublished and on Social Media as an Author? Why?

By Tamela Hancock Murray It’s hard to get through a week without seeing at least one article on platform. Well, here’s yours for the week! We agents ask authors for a platform, but I have found that unpublished authors wonder … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, Social Media, tips | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Reviewing the Mindset of Reviews

By C. Kevin Thompson As many authors know, good, critical, honest reviews are important. Future readers often base their purchases on them. Therefore, reviews are gold when talking bottom lines. Because Amazon uses the review system as one of its … Continue reading

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

Taming the Revisions Beast

By Andrea Boeshaar Recently I received revisions for a novel slated to release next year. I gasped, as I usually do, when I opened the document and saw more red on the page than black (the red being my editor’s … Continue reading

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

Ten Tweet-worthy Ideas for Authors

by Christa Kinde When I meet writers who struggle with social media, it’s usually for lack of courage, consistency, or creativity. Fear not! You can do this. After all, writers are creative people. Twitter is my happy place–because I like … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Friends of ACFW, marketing, Social Media, tips | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Four Tips for Throwing a Fab Author Facebook Party

By Melissa Tagg I recently participated in one of the most fun author Facebook parties ever! Like, I was sick, people–we’re talking Kleenex, cough medicine and pajamas for days–and I still had a blast participating in the party. The event … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Friends of ACFW, marketing, Social Media, tips | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Draw Me Nearer

By Cynthia Ruchti One of the topics I most enjoy teaching at writers’ conferences is “Deepening the Emotional Connection.” The more connected readers feel to our stories, the more likely they’ll read past the first page, the first chapter, all … Continue reading

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

Writing in the Valley of Discouragement

By Connilyn Cossette Writing a second book, under contract, and after you’ve actually written most of the third is a daunting prospect. But that is what I was faced with when delving into Shadow of the Storm, the second book … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Keeping the Writing Going When Your Life is in Chaos

By Allie Pleiter As I’ve been finishing my 2017 non-fiction How to WRITE When Everything Goes WRONG, I’ve been talking with a lot of authors about how they tackle the challenge of meeting a deadline under far less than ideal … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Deadlines, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Every Author’s Headache

By Norma Gail Life gets harder once your book is published. I will admit I thought little beyond seeing my book on store shelves and waiting for the royalty checks. However, life after publication is nothing like I, or probably … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, marketing, Social Media, tips | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Take It

By Tomi Leslie Yogi Berra, a Hall of Fame baseball player, contributed much to the MLB. But I remember him more for his contribution to our American language? Berra was a sportswriters’ favorite mainly because he had numerous expressions and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Characters, Conflict/Tension, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments