Tag Archives: authors

ACFW New Releases: June 2019

June 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: The Art of Rivers by Janet Ferguson — Can a woman whose life has been damaged by addiction trust … Continue reading

Share
Posted in ACFW, Books, New Releases | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In Praise of Reading

By Glynn Young I was an early reader. I don’t recall how early, but I do remember riding my red bicycle to the dime store when I was six, to spend 59 cents to buy Trixie Belden and the Secret … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Books, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Power of Happy Moments

By Grace Hitchcock Sometimes it is tempting to allow drama and heartache to swamp our stories. Years ago, a favorite professor of mine would say over and over how “only trouble is interesting.” Today, I’d like to talk about how … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Create While You Wait

By Kariss Lynch We’ve all experienced these seasons: the endless waiting for a dream to come true. We wonder if God hears, or if we heard him wrong when He called us to this crazy writing gig. Wait—the word that … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Of Brides and Books

By Laurel Blount My daughter is getting married in October, so our family’s immersed in a chaotic whirl of wedding planning. Coincidentally, while I’m launching my oldest child into her “happily-ever-after,” I’m also celebrating the launch of an entirely different … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Of Brides and Books

If I Could Start Again Writing Christian Fiction

By H.L. Wegley A few months ago I was asked what I would do differently, as a novelist, if I could start again—a complete do-over. In answering this question, most of us would include starting to learn the craft at … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on If I Could Start Again Writing Christian Fiction

What Do You Do in the Calm After the Storm?

By Glynn Young It’s the calm after the storm. For months, it’s been days and weeks of intense writing, rewriting, editing, re-editing, adding to, and subtracting from. I thought novel #4 would be a relative slam dunk, since large chunks … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A Virtuous Undertaking

By Ruth A. Douthitt The woman in Proverbs 31 is such an example of how a wife and mother should be, that many women feel threatened by her as if she accomplished all of these tasks in a single day, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Accountability, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Resolving Tension

By Sarah Hamaker As writers, we work with tension all the time—without tension, our stories would sag and our heroes and heroines would have very boring relationships. But this blog is about the tension we experience between what we want … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Conflict/Tension, Friends of ACFW, Social Media, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tips for Fighting the Dreaded Writer’s Block

By Amy Clipston Through the years I’ve found that my book projects fall into two categories—they either write themselves or writing them feels like having my teeth drilled. In other words, the characters either tell me the story or I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, Outlines, Plots, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hurricane Harvey and the Pirate: Writing Through Storms

By Kathleen Y’Barbo April 1, 2018 is the book birthday for my swashbuckling historical romance, PIRATE BRIDE. As with traditional births, this book was approximately nine months in the making, give or take. So happy birthday to the book of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Authors and writing, Encouragement, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Designing

By Christine Sunderland In the early stages of writing a novel, in the choosing of themes and characters, research must be done to create a grand design. In my novel-in-progress, (working title) Angel Mountain, I have chosen to write about … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Plotter or Pantster? Yes

By Suzanne Bratcher You’ve heard the debate: when you write, do you plan first or do you write from the seat of your pants? Until last week I was certain I was a plotter. Once I have the germ of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Friends of ACFW, Plotting/Outlines, writing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Plotter or Pantster? Yes

Take Me Out to the Ballpark

By Tamara D. Fickas I’m not a big sports fan. I don’t really follow any of the big sports teams, although I do sometimes root for a team based on being the underdog, or the favored team, or because I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Conference, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Your Character’s Voice

by Sarah Sundin (@sarahsundin) I’m a California girl. I’m ashamed to admit I use the word like as filler on a regular basis. My young-adult children use vocabulary not even known in the rest of the country. If I were … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Advice, Authors and writing, Characters, Friends of ACFW, tips, writing | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments