Join ACFW |  Forgot Password |  Login: 

Category Archives: writing

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

Sherwood Forest Intervention and Other Tools to Keep Writing

By Susan A.J. Lyttek “Curses,” Robin Hood muttered, obviously not intending I hear. But I have great ears. “I had pleaded with her to cease this interference.” He bowed to me again. “My apologies, milady. We appear to be at … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Sherwood Forest Intervention and Other Tools to Keep Writing

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

Understanding Fiction Publisher Barriers

by Les Stobbe, Literary Agent I was 40 years old when I began acquiring fiction for Moody Press. My background included six years buying fiction and selling it in bookstores, four years of visiting Christian booksellers and interviewing them on … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Agents, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Understanding Fiction Publisher Barriers

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

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Characters, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Quirky Sources to Add to Your Characterization

Why Every Author Needs a Detective

by Amber Schamel Every author needs a detective. It’s elementary, my dear Watson. Not sure you believe me? Very well, I will explain. Wednesday afternoon, a quarter past one. I was at lunch with my brother. We were casually talking … Continue reading

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

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

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

Am I the Only One Who Struggles?

By C. Kevin Thompson Watch this video, then we’ll talk. Do you feel a little small after watching that video? Insignificant, perhaps? Hopefully awestruck, though, right? Now, read this article, then come back for the finale. I watched this video … Continue reading

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

Becoming a Writer of Excellence

By Donna L.H. Smith This is something we all strive for, but let’s face it. As “excellent” as we can become, mistakes happen in publishing, both on the author’s side and on the editor’s. I recently read and reviewed a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Becoming a Writer of Excellence

Fiction You Can Believe

By Lee Carver We are well acquainted with the expression “willful suspension of disbelief.” The story may be total fiction, but we are drawn into it to the extent that we choose to believe it could happen. We want to … Continue reading

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

Writing to Discover Truth … and Yourself

By Ian Acheson Golly gosh, I’ve struggled writing the sequel to Angelguard. The basic story of Angelguard fell out of me. I was a complete novice (well, I still am really) but the story just kept coming. I’d turn up … Continue reading

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

We All Need A Little Brave

By Catherine West When Sara Bereilles’ song Brave (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4) first came out, the tune got me. It’s catchy. It makes you want to get up and dance. But then I started really listening. And the words . . . yes. … Continue reading

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

Summer Writing

by Roxanne Rustand Howdy from the Midwest! I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend holiday, and had a chance to be with family or friends. Can you believe that the holiday has already come and gone? … Continue reading

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