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Where Does Your Story Begin?

by Linda Brooks Davis Ever wonder how far back the roots of your story extend? With the recent release of my debut novel, “The Calling of Ella McFarland,” I find myself wondering when the story began. Was it in 2014 … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: January 2016

January 2016 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the Where She Belongs by Keeper of the Stars by A Reluctant Melody byThe Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection by Angela Bell, Lisa Carter, Amy Lillard, … Continue reading

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Writing Suffers If Faith Falters

by Linda Robinson If it were possible, writing would be number one on my priority list every day—after my Bible study, prayer, and quiet time alone with God. But “stuff” happens to interrupt schedules and plans. And as we all … Continue reading

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Memory Trees and Story Starts

By Chandra Smith When I signed up to do the blog for December 24, I told myself since I love Christmas it would be a piece of cake. I should have remembered the only part of our writing journey that … Continue reading

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Christmas Magic and Miracle

By Martha Rogers Mary Manners wrote a wonderful blog a few days ago about memories she had of Christmas. That’s one of the things I really love about this season of the year. So many wonderful memories are created and … Continue reading

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Twas Two Weeks Before Christmas

by Kim Gilliland Twas two weeks before Christmas When all through the house Not a creature was writing Not even a mouse With stockings all hung And gifts wrapped with care She hoped a writing idea Soon would be there … Continue reading

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Words Aptly Written

By Kathy Parish “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11 NIV) When I was growing up a beloved English teacher always had a beautifully leather-bound volume titled Apples of Gold. It was … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

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

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Flexibility & Change: Leaving the Day Job

By Ramona Richards Whether writing is your fulltime occupation, or whether you have day job and struggle to find time to lock down those images and characters tormenting your brain, you already know that being productive is a matter of … Continue reading

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Honoring God’s Calling in Our Lives

By Rondi Bauer Olson A few months ago I was making small talk at a wedding reception when another guest, someone I did not know, asked me what I did for a living. Up to that point in my life, … Continue reading

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Tips for Weary Writers in the Christmas Season

By DiAnn Mills No other time of the year can be more difficult to write than at Christmas. We writers are simply distracted with all the fun and preparations. Besides the season involves creativity, and we simply can’t resist the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Me!

by Lillian Duncan As Christians, life is not supposed to be all about us. And yet as writers, we have to make it all about us-sometimes. OK, a lot of times, especially when we have a new release like I … Continue reading

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How Journaling Helps Me Juggle the Writer’s Life

By Elizabeth Musser A few years ago, I was asked by my Dutch publisher to write a novella for the Dutch ‘Week of the Christian Book’. (I wrote it in English-someone else translated it:). Christian bookstores throughout Holland put on … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Failure Inside

By Elizabeth Ludwig Scarlett O’Hara. Katniss Everdeen. Michael Hosea. Jane Eyre. Do you recognize any of these names? Obviously, they are all characters from books. And yes, they are all heroes. But before they were heroic, they were flawed and … Continue reading

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Be Amazed by Listening

By Stan Crader I’m a novelist working on a non-fiction-it’s a stretch. The facts, once known, are easy to report. It’s the finding of facts, also called research, that’s painstaking, time consuming, and hard work; two of the three are … Continue reading

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