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40 Days of Prayer, Day 7 – Health for Attendees

Day 7 Prayer – Health For All Attending The Conference Dear Lord, as we make the final arrangements for the conference, we come before You–our Maker–and ask for Your protection over our health and the health of our families. Many … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Conference Statistic

By Tamara D. Fickas Statistics show 70% of writers won’t follow through on a request at a conference from an industry professional to send their work. Shocking, I know. I always wondered about those writers. Why would they go to … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 8 – Smooth Registration

Day 8 Prayer – For A Smooth Registration Father, We thank you so much for the opportunities You give us in our writing, especially the opportunity to join with other Believers and grow together. Lord, today we pray especially for … Continue reading

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Preparing for Conference: Getting Permission

By Mesu Andrews As a little kid I was anxious to grow up, to go where I wanted, and to do as I wished without asking permission. Now, I’m beyond grown up but still asking permission for many things–especially at … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 9 – Casey Miller/Appointments

Day 9 – Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Father God, we thank You for Casey Miller who serves Your kingdom each year by organizing all the appointments at the conference. We are grateful and confident when we arrive, because … Continue reading

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Does Writing Give You a Pain in the Neck?

By Patricia Bradley Did you know that writers as a group have more shoulder and neck pain than the average person? Is it any wonder why? We spend hours and hours sitting at a computer, staring at a blinking cursor. … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer, Day 10 – Families at Home

Day 10 Prayer – The Families We Leave At Home Father, we thank You and praise for our families that are at home. During this time we ask that they will experience Your protection and that You give them the … Continue reading

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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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