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40 Days of Prayer: Day 27

Day 27 Conference staff 1 Thessalonians 1:3a–Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love . . . Heavenly Father, As preparations are being made and programs implemented, we lift up the ACFW Conference Staff into Your … Continue reading

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Listening to the Story

By Jane Kirkpatrick Some years ago I wrote a novel based on the life of a Native American woman. I’d worked for many years on an Indian reservation and had many native friends who helped me capture the essence of … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 28

Day 28: Topic: Spotlight Sessions Proverbs 2:6–For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Lord, we come to you praying for guidance and wisdom for the presenters of the Spotlight Sessions. We pray they will be … Continue reading

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Top 3 things I’ve learned about Brand from Reality TV

By Traci Tyne Hilton That’s right. Blogging TV again. Why? Because there is no better place to learn about brand right now than Food Network Star, and because I love watching TV. #3: Your brand is your unique point of … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 29

Day 29: Topic: Paid critiquers as they work on submissions 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17–Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen … Continue reading

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The Creative Person’s Guide to Time Management

By Judy Christie As a writer, I am drawn to creative people-smart, funny, interesting, innovative, imaginative. I am blessed to interact with fiction writers who explore and imagine and adapt to a dizzying rate of change, a combination that clogs … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 30

Day 30: Topic: Agents at the conference Psalm 143:8a–Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; for I trust in You. Father God, what a gift you’ve given those who agent well! We’re grateful for their insights, their sensitivity, … Continue reading

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To Quote the Queen, “That Doesn’t Match!”

by Dr. Patrick Johnston I have a problem. No sooner do I step out of the bathroom on Sunday morning does my wife take one look at me and pronounce with the authority of the Queen of England, “That doesn’t … Continue reading

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ACFW Rewind: Stop, Drop & Roll – Adding the Crisis Scene

(Editor’s Note: Today, ACFW re-runs a worthwhile blog from the past, in this case from May 2012. This is what we call ACFW Rewind: highlighting previous posts that deserve a second look.) by Janice Thompson You’re at the 3/4 point … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 31

Day 31: Topic: Editors at the conference Psalm 141:2–May my prayer be counted as incense before You; the lifting of my hands as the evening offering. Dear Lord, We come before You to pray for the editors at this 2014 … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 32

Day 32: Topic: Brandilyn Collins as she emcees Psalm 66:16–Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. Papa God, We’re here to talk with You about Your daughter, our … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

Day 33: Topic: Finances for those attending Psalm 121:2–My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Father God, You are Jehovah-Jireh, our Provider. As we prepare for the ACFW conference, we face different needs – and finances … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 34

Day 34: Topic: Those teaching workshops Proverbs 8:1–Does not wisdom call, and understanding lift up her voice? Dear Lord, We come to you today and thank you for all you have done for us. We pray for those who are … Continue reading

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Pass It On

by Susan Lyttek Writing can be a lonely business. With exceptions of co-authored materials or group brainstorming, most writing and editing is done solo. That is the nature of it and that is a good thing. God designed the process … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 35

Day 35: Topic: The praise band as they practice and lead worship Psalm 150:6–Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Lord, we thank You for those You have brought together to usher us into Your presence … Continue reading

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