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Combating the Doldrums

By Linda Brooks Davis Ever find your enthusiasm for a writing project flagging? I have. Have you figured out what to do about it? I pull out this photo of Ella, my granddaughter. And remember. My daughter called me in … Continue reading

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Take the Stage

By Shirley E. Gould I’ve heard it said that “Life is what happens when you have other plans.” I totally agree. Interruptions and distractions plague the writer’s life. When you mix in events such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries and … Continue reading

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A Matter of Emphasis

by Christa Kinde When I joined the ACFW, I figured I’d encounter people with similar gifts, interests, and goals. Hey, it’s all there in the name–American Christian Fiction Writers. But the more I thought about it, the more I began … Continue reading

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SMART Goals for Writers

By Preslaysa Williams I always get excited about a new year. I have a chance to start fresh and do something new. I’ve set goals, met goals, and left others unmet. Every new year, my goal setting skills have improved. … Continue reading

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Encouraging One Another

by Kathy Harris I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident … Continue reading

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How Brainstorming and Eating Pizza with Friends can Lead to a Book!

By Rose Allen McCauley Did you know the Twelve Days of Christmas start on December 25 and end on January 6th on Epiphany–the day the wise men first saw the Christ Child? To most people it means figuring out something, … Continue reading

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The Holy Author

By J.A. Marx When I began writing my first novel, my daily routine started at 5a.m. at the computer. The pressure was on me to make my dream happen. Plots and characters absorbed my thoughts, and everything else obliged them. … Continue reading

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How to be Splendid

By Deborah Hackett Just before Christmas, my husband and I surprised our two little ballerinas with a trip to see the Moscow Ballet performing the Russian Nutcracker (who knew Clara was Masha?). The whole performance was breath taking, from the … Continue reading

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Making Resolutions or Setting Goals?

By Martha Rogers New Year’s is the time for resolutions, or so people say. Most of those who do make resolutions usually break them within the first month. Years ago, I quit making resolutions and started setting goals. These ranged … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: January 2017

January 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Romance Grows in Arcadia Valley by Valerie Comer, Mary Jane Hathaway, Elizabeth Maddrey, Danica Favorite, Lee Tobin McClain and … Continue reading

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Resolution Inclusions for 2017

By Shirley E. Gould With Christmas in our rear-view mirror, we’ve over-eaten and gained a few pounds, we’ve maxed out the budget, opened our presents, enjoyed smiles of wonder on children’s faces, visited Grandma and are now ready to face … Continue reading

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We Can. We Will.

By Mary Lou Cheatham Isaiah, a man grieving the death of his king, entered the temple with a desire to seek some meaning in his life. God’s Shekinah glory filled the room in magnificence high above him. Also I heard … Continue reading

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How Real Life Places can Help your Writing

by Rose Allen McCauley It seems like God almost had to hit me over the head with the idea for my latest novella, Hidden Courage, in The Courageous Brides Collection by Barbour. I received the submission request from my agent, … Continue reading

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Get Thee Behind Me

by Linda Robinson I always want to learn anything and everything to help me write better, so I can’t resist reading all blogs and articles that cross my path via email or social media. Books about learning the trade and … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Writing Shine

by Liz Curtis Higgs Whether you’ve yet to be published or have a shelf full of novels with your name on the spine, here are four simple steps to improve your writing: read, write, listen, and refine. Read the best … Continue reading

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