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Hold the Dream Lightly

By Lorraine Beatty Dreams are funny things. They can sustain us, they can torment us or they can rip our hearts to shreds. But we can’t live without them. As writers we dream of that first contract or that perfect … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Genesis Finalists (Day 16)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 16 – 9/5/17 – FINALISTS IN THE GENESIS CONTEST Psalm 135:5-6 (NKJV) For I know that the Lord is great, And our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Attend a Writers Conference

By Patricia Bradley Are you wondering if you should attend the upcoming ACFW conference, or any conference, for that matter? Let me give you five reasons why you should. Meeting people who “get” you. Have you ever tried talking to … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Those Pitching Projects (Day 17)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 17 – 9/4/17 –  CLARITY OF SPEECH FOR THOSE PITCHING PROJECTS Heavenly Father, You know every word before it is on our tongue. Please give clarity of thought and speech to … Continue reading

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Even the “Big Dogs” Struggle

By C. Kevin Thompson I picked up a copy of Lee Child’s debut novel, The Killing Floor. It was his first Jack Reacher novel. Originally published in 1997, this edition (the fifth edition in 2012) is a mass paperback and … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For Conferees (Day 18)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 18 – 9/3/17 – FOR CONFEREES TO GRASP WHAT IS TAUGHT AND TO GROW FROM IT “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For Mentors and Specialty Appointments (Day 19)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 19 – 9/2/17 – FOR MENTORS AND SPECIALTY APPOINTMENTS Psalm 66: 19-20 – But God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his … Continue reading

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Consider Large Print

By Lynn Hobbs One of the first lessons I was taught in years of attending writing workshops was to identify your writing audience; female, male, or both? What age group? What genre? After deciding, it was stressed to continue with … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – Conference Veterans (Day 20)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 20 – 9/1/17 –  CONFERENCE VETERANS Abba Father, I lift up our “conference veterans.” Let this be a time of refreshing  and confirmation. As they visit with old friends and make new ones, … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: September 2017

September 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Planting Hope by Brenda S. Anderson — Jess Beaumont is trying to get her separated parents together again by … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For All Attending to Rest in God’s Timing (Day 21)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 21 – 8/31/17 – FOR ALL ATTENDING TO REST IN GOD’S TIMING FOR THEIR LIVES Psalm 37: 4-5 – “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Research

by Diana Wallis Taylor Anytime I prepare to write a new book, the matter of research comes up. What do I need to know to accurately present my main characters? Jewish background and customs are more familiar since I have … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Carol Award Finalists (Day 22)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 22 – 8/30/17 FINALISTS IN THE CAROL AWARDS But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Christian Fiction

By Renee Blare Have you ever wondered about your ministry as a Christian author? Is it make-believe stories? Does it lie with ideas in your head? Or with success? Is it a ministry or a career, both? I’ve thought about … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – The Volunteers (Day 23)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 23 – 8/29/17 – THE VOLUNTEER WORKERS …but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.  Romans 6:13 Heavenly Father, … Continue reading

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