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Ten Tips for a Satisfying Radio Interview

By Cynthia Ruchti The success of a radio interview is as easy to calculate as the number of baby guppies born in the night. Did listeners rush to their local bookstore to purchase or order the book? Were there more … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

By Elizabeth Musser We’ve all heard the quip, when starting out on the writing journey, ‘don’t quit your day job.’ It is usually offered by a caring friend (or editor) who knows that making a living in the writing world … Continue reading

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Lies Writers Believe (and the Truth that Sets them Free!)

By Danica Favorite You might recognize the title concept from Susan May Warren’s teaching. The things holding our characters back are often the same things that hold us back as writers and as people. I remember thinking about a few … Continue reading

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What’s One Piece of Advice You’d Give a Struggling Writer

By Patricia Bradley If you know me, you know I won’t stop at one. ? But first, I want to tell you a little story. (I know, no backstory for the first 50 pages, but I’m going to break the … Continue reading

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Pulled In

by Christa Kinde Good stories tell the truth. When the hero of a story invites us to share their adventure, we respond in real ways. Their predicament knots our stomach. We cringe at their embarrassment. Pangs of grief have us … Continue reading

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Why Writers Travel

By Suzanne Woods Fisher I just returned home from a trip to Amish country. Part of the trip was a book tour to promote my new release, The Imposter. Some book signings, some speaking events, and two TV appearances. Exciting, … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Marketing While Writing

By Melissa Tagg Soooo who’s ever been up against a deadline while facing release month for your latest novel? Raise of jittery-from-caffeine-overconsumption hands, please. Actually, even if your next book deadline and your current book release don’t happen to land … Continue reading

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Foolproof Ways to Embrace Change

By DiAnn Mills I’ve been publishing since 1998, and one thing I’ve learned is to embrace change in the publishing world. The logic is all around us: new ideas are a fact of life. We either stubbornly refuse to learn … Continue reading

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Beating the Post Conference BLUES

By Susan May Warren Are you home from the ACFW conference? Finally unpacked? I hope you came home filled with encouragement and new ideas on how to make your writing breathtaking. Now what? Conferences can be overwhelming, between the requests … Continue reading

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We Never Stop Learning

By Martha Rogers I have just returned from my 15th ACFW conference. It was one of the best I’ve attended. The best thing was seeing friends only known through the loop or Facebook or Twitter, but feeling like I’d known … Continue reading

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Bring These to Your First Book Sale & Signing

By Christen Civiletto Morris A friend talked me into sharing a vending booth at an outdoor fair so that we could sell copies of our books. (‘It’ll be fun! An inexpensive way to market! We might sell some books!’) I … Continue reading

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Weaving a Story Web

by Ann H. Gabhart I’m guessing some of you may have walked into a spider web at some time in your life. You probably weren’t that happy to be wrapped in those silken threads while swatting at your hair to … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond the Ribbons

By Beth K. Vogt There’s a basic ACFW Conference To Do list that starts months before the actual event: 1. Confront the whole “do I attend or do I not attend” decision 2. Register online, selecting your classes and appointment … Continue reading

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Conference Time

by Colleen Coble My beloved ACFW conference is right around the corner. You might be planning to attend or you may be gearing up for another kind of conference this fall so I thought I’d give you a few tips … Continue reading

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Writing in times of CHAOS

By Susan A.J. Lyttek This past summer events occurred and piled up that often had me stressed or panicked or both. Some of these included getting my eldest ready to move out on his own, my youngest preparing to start … Continue reading

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