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Four Little Words to Help You Prep for the ACFW Conference

By Beth K. Vogt For those of your prepping for the upcoming conference, here are four words to guide you, and yes, I used the acronym A.C.F.W. Even if you’re not attending the conference, these four words apply to every … Continue reading

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“Go North, Young Author!”

By Ramona Richards Here we are, setting on top of the conference and as a Nashvillian, I’d feel amiss if I didn’t at least offer up some suggestions about the city you’re about to visit. Nashville is a glorious, friendly … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Conference Statistic

By Tamara D. Fickas Statistics show 70% of writers won’t follow through on a request at a conference from an industry professional to send their work. Shocking, I know. I always wondered about those writers. Why would they go to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Conference: Getting Permission

By Mesu Andrews As a little kid I was anxious to grow up, to go where I wanted, and to do as I wished without asking permission. Now, I’m beyond grown up but still asking permission for many things–especially at … Continue reading

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How To Take Perfect Pictures

By Emilie Hendryx The ACFW conference is just around the corner and I’m here to talk about how to look great in photos. Okay…I’m sure that’s actually the last thing you’re thinking about as you prepare for the conference. I … Continue reading

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FREE HUGS at ACFW Conference!

By Teresa Tysinger You guys! Can you believe the ACFW Conference is just a few short weeks away? It’s like a trip to Disney World for Christian authors. (If you think that’s overstating, then you’ve obviously never been to one.) … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did at a Writers’ Conference

By Cynthia Ruchti If this were survey results, and I’d polled hundreds of past conference attendees to ask their answer to the question, “What’s the dumbest thing you ever did at a writer’s conference?” your answer might show up on … Continue reading

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ACFW 2016: Social Advice from an Autistic Author

by Patricia Beal Conference is thirty days away! Can you believe it? I get fired up about our yearly gathering. This will be my third ACFW conference, and I can’t wait because the seeds we plant during ACFW grow for … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 39 – The Audio/Visual Team

ACFW Conference – Day 39 Prayer: The Audio/Visual Team We thank you, our Lord and Master, for putting Your hand on the members of the audio/visual team for the work You have given them to do. We pray that starting … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 40 – God’s Presence

ACFW Conference – Day 40 Prayer – God’s Presence & Blessing Psalm 127:1 CEB – “Unless it is the Lord who builds the house, the builders’ work is pointless. Unless it is the Lord who protects the city, the guard … Continue reading

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A To Don’t List for Writer’s Conferences

By Tamara D. Fickas Springtime is easing into summer. Trees and flowers are blooming. The temperature is inching upward. On cue, the writing world is easing into conference season. One-sheets and proposals are bursting forth. Social media is a twitter … Continue reading

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An Elevator Pitch with a Hook

by Lee Carver Here’s the scenario: You enter the hotel elevator during the ACFW Conference and recognize an agent or editor you’d love to impress. Each of you selects a floor choice, and she turns to you and asks, “So … Continue reading

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How to Know When It’s Time to Give Up

by Cathleen Armstrong I met her the second day of the ACFW Conference when I sat down next to her at the lunch table. “How’s your conference going?” I smiled at her as I opened my napkin. This is conference-speak … Continue reading

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Conference — the Cornerstone

By Kathy Harris Registration for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2016 conference is now open. If you’ve never attended the ACFW conference, you’re missing a special opportunity. One that will connect you with other writers, help you learn the craft, … Continue reading

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The Squeeze

by Linda Brooks Davis Ever feel squeezed to your limit? I have. Many times. As a first-time novelist, I’ve learned what the squeeze produces in characters-and in myself. Take the recent ACFW Conference. My husband had massaged the family budget … Continue reading

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