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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 36

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 36 PRAYER – TOPIC: THOSE TEACHING CONTINUING EDUCATION “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 37 PRAYER – TOPIC: ACFW MEMBERS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE “‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, … Continue reading

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Being Equipped

By Henry McLaughlin God has a will, or a plan for each of us. Psalm 139:16 (NLT) tells us, You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 38

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 38 PRAYER – TOPIC: KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jesus, thank You for bringing Bill Myers to speak at our conference this year. Lord, as we gather to hear the words of wisdom he has … Continue reading

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Nuggets of Ideas

By Donna Schlachter We recently returned from a research trip to California, where we stayed in a bed-and-breakfast situation, sharing meals with our host family. They were a delightful couple, and during one of our conversations, she mentioned she’d been … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 39

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 39 PRAYER – TOPIC: THE AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM “We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by … Continue reading

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Writing like David

By Melissa Tagg So…King David. I kinda love him. I’m talking about David in the Old Testament. The one who took down Goliath. I love the guy and it’s not so much his giant-slaying ability that warms my heart as … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 40

2015 ACFW CONFERENCE 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 40 PRAYER – TOPIC: GOD’S PRESENCE AND BLESSING Father God, You are our great Almighty Father, and we thank You for the opportunity to join with one another in working for Your … Continue reading

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Creating Characters: Who Will You Be?

By Johnnie Alexander I rested in a vinyl chair, weary and in pain, pensive and in love. My day-old daughter nestled in my arms, her thick black hair brushing against her shoulders. “Who will you be?” I whispered. In that … Continue reading

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Are You a Marlin or a Dory?

By Allie Pleiter Hand any writer multiple tasks, and you will find out a lot about their personalities very quickly. Some of us tend to be the kind of people who determinedly hammer at a single, linear task batch until … Continue reading

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Communicating Biblical Truth through Christian Fiction

By Norma Gail “You connect with your audience when they identify with your pain.” Notes I took at a workshop a few years ago resonate with every word I write. The message stayed with me because of its truth. As … Continue reading

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Not Qualified? Think Again!

By Sarah Sundin “Who am I to write a novel? I didn’t major in English! I’m ‘just’ a mom/teacher/police officer/nurse.” Ever think something like this? Many of us feel our lack of literary credentials will block us from achieving our … Continue reading

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Teaching Writers

By Susan Lyttek There’s a huge difference between teaching a writing class and teaching writers. Let me explain. Most of the year, I teach writing classes to kids and teens. When teaching a writing class, you start with the assumption … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2015

August 2015 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the Be My Valentino by One More Wish by Island Dreams by An Unexpected Family by Stealing Jake by Through Waters Deep by 12 Brides of … Continue reading

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Using Psychology to Create Deep Characters

A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPING GRIP-YOUR-HEART CHARACTERS By J.A. Marx How do we write a poignant story that’s realistic, emotionally satisfying yet not watered down? After you’ve given your character a personality, a vocation, a purpose for living, and a … Continue reading

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