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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 34 – 8/18/17 – THOSE TEACHING WORKSHOPS Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? Dear Heavenly Father: Many writers have learned various lessons about this … Continue reading

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Learning from the Pro Writers without Stalking Them

By DiAnn Mills We all want to be called pro writers and to raise our status to bestselling. In our excitement, we follow the award-winning, best-selling writers whose success make us drool. Their books are read and reread, often with … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 35 – 8/17/17 – THE PRAISE BAND AS THEY PRACTICE AND LEAD WORSHIP Heaven Father, we thank You for the talent and willingness of the praise band to serve.  Bless them … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 days of Prayer: Day 36

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 36 – 8/16/17 – THOSE TEACHING CONTINUING EDUCATION Heavenly Father, please be with those who are teaching the continuing education classes during the conference. Grant them wisdom to impart Your truths … Continue reading

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Between You and SME: Resources for Fiction Writers

by Angela Arndt As a corporate trainer for an insurance company, I wrote the curriculum and trained new hires to ensure they used correct procedures. But my degree was in education, not computer programming. How could I teach them when … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 37

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 37 – 8/15/17 – ACFW MEMBERS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 38

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 38 – 8/14/17 – KEYNOTE SPEAKER Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. —Jeremiah 1:9 Lord, today … Continue reading

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When Characters Start Talking

by Ann H. Gabhart Several years ago I had a part time job that allowed me to work from home, one I hoped would give me more time to write. It was a bear of a job. As the substitute … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 39

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 39 – 8/13/17 – THE AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayer; Remembering without ceasing your work … Continue reading

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ACFW 40 Days of Prayer: Day 40

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 40 – 8/12/17 – GOD’S PRESENCE AND BLESSING Dear Heavenly Father, Please bless this conference with your Presence, Peace, and Provision. Help the attendees to be led by You. Guide every … Continue reading

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How Not to Write a Series

By Linda W. Yezak I usually invite another author to join us when Billy and I work the Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas. Having someone to display their covers helps draw readers to our table, but it also gives us … Continue reading

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Staying Dependent

By Ian Acheson A couple of recent online discussions made me reflect on my writing journey. At the same time, I had been reading Exodus 33 where Moses on being commanded to leave Sinai demanded of God that he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Creating a Crazy-Good Critique Group

By J.A. Marx We fondly call each other critters, and I consider this group of serious writers essential to my writing career. I’m sure online critique groups work well, but I prefer face-to-face. For one, as the facilitator, I like … Continue reading

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Awesome Writing Advice to Ignore Completely

By Dana Mentink Advice is worth what you pay for it, as my father would say. Famous writers are brimming with advice. Let’s take the subject of inspiration. Author Frank McCourt said in a Writer’s Digest issue, “Sit and quiet … Continue reading

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Be Still

By Gabrielle Meyer Recently, I learned that one of the publishers I write for is closing their historical line. It was a blow I didn’t see coming as I watched my well-laid plans crash at my feet. After working for … Continue reading

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