Author Archives: ACFW

Turning Pro: Business Planning for Writers

By Preslaysa Williams Writers, are you ready to take your business to the next level and turn pro? Then you need a business plan. It doesn’t have to be a long, complicated document. Your written plan will help you determine … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer – Day 11, Mourn with those that Mourn

Day 11 Prayer – That We Mourn With Those That Mourn Dear Lord, we pray for those in a time of mourning. For all who’ve experienced loss, we know it’s so easy to let our sadness disrupt our calling. You … Continue reading

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How To Take Perfect Pictures

By Emilie Hendryx The ACFW conference is just around the corner and I’m here to talk about how to look great in photos. Okay…I’m sure that’s actually the last thing you’re thinking about as you prepare for the conference. I … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 12 – That We Rejoice

Day 12 Prayer – That We Rejoice With Those That Rejoice Father, Romans 12:15 tells us to rejoice and be happy with those who rejoice. Lord, we truly desire to rejoice with those who receive good news during the meetings … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 13 – Hotel Staff

Day 13 Prayer – Hotel Staff Dear Father, Please bless the hotel staff that will be caring for us at the ACFW conference in Nashville. Please give them strength, energy, and patience as they park our cars, register us, make … Continue reading

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Re-Releasing Books

By Allie Pleiter Recently, I went through the process of independently re-releasing of some dearly loved books of mine from earlier years. The tiny novella Getting to Yes, the Rita-nominated (and also a Caroll finalist) My So-Called Love Life, and … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 14 – Hearts Prepared for Worship

Day 14 Prayer – Attendee Hearts As We Prepare For Community Worship Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious! Psalm 66:1-2 Dear Heavenly Father: Remind those in attendance at … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 15 – Robin Miller, Conference Director

Day 15 – Robin Miller, Conference Director “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 16 – Genesis Contest Finalists

Day 16 Prayer – Finalists in the Genesis Contest Holy God, today as we hold before You all the expectations and dreams of those seeking publication for a beginning work, we remember who You are. We know You are great, … Continue reading

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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

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 17 – For Those Pitching Projects

Day 17 Prayer – Clarity of Speech for Those Pitching Projects “I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.” Philippians 4:13 Dear Heavenly Father, as the ACFW National Conference approaches, we ask for wisdom and grace for … Continue reading

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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

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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

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 18 – For Conferees to Learn

Day 18 Prayer – For Conferees to Grasp What Is Taught and to Grow From It But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God … James 1:5 (NASB) Thank you, God, for the opportunity to learn during … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 19 – Mentor & Specialty Appointments

Day 19 Prayer – For Mentor and Specialty Appointments But verily God hath heard me; He hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy for me. Psalm … Continue reading

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