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Nine Things You Learn when You Write (That You May Not Learn if You Don’t)

by Kathy Harris If we study the craft of fiction, we can learn a lot of important things, from how to write proper point-of-view to how to format a manuscript. And, while each of these skills is vital to becoming … Continue reading

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Why Do Imperfect Characters and Story Worlds Resonate with Readers?

By Cynthia Herron You might think because I write Heartfelt, Homespun Fiction my story worlds are a delightful Sunday-Go-to-Meeting escape. Well, I can’t fib. That’s somewhat true…to a point. However— As a conscientious writer whose goal is to share a great story, I … Continue reading

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Managing the Post-Conference Checklist

By Kariss Lynch Right about now, many of you are chugging coffee, staying up late, and stressing out over your post-conference checklist. Many of you may have met new writing partners or received requests from agents and editors. And some … Continue reading

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All Things through Christ—Even Write

By Suzanne Bratcher Most of the writers I know personally are, like me, newly published. Almost all of us write in spite of daunting life challenges. One friend home schools her four small children. Another one works forty hours a … Continue reading

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What Influenced You to Become a Writer?

By Patricia Bradley Most of us are writers here on the ACFW blog, but first we were readers, at least I was. I’ve read several blog posts lately that talked about what our favorite books as children were, and when … Continue reading

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The Amish and Foster Care  

By Suzanne Woods Fisher As I was researching the foster care system for a book called Stitches in Time, I came across all kinds of troubling statistics. Some you’d expect: In recent years, a surge of children in the foster … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: October 2019

October 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical Fiction: Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton — To keep her orphaned sisters together, Mahlah must seek what has … Continue reading

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Insert With Caution

By Lynn Hobbs A quote from Herbert Hoover: “The whole of the inspirations of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American … Continue reading

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Conference Overload?

by Shannon Moore Redmon The conference is almost over. Only one more day left. We’ve packed information into every cranny of our mind and our hearts love the new friendships forged, but a bit of anxiety starts to fester. How … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For God’s Will for Conference (Day 1)

ACFW Conference Prayer: That God’s Will be Accomplished at Conference Lord, It seems there have been many obstacles and roadblocks leading into this year’s conference. Some who are heartbroken in not being able to attend or having to cancel. Others … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Good Traveling Weather (Day 2)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Good Weather to Travel Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Father God, we ask for good weather as we travel to San … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions (Day 3)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Dear Lord, We pray for those who have gone the extra mile and committed to attending the … Continue reading

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Called to Write

By Kathryn Haueisen I can still clearly remember one particular day when I was a teenager reading in a wingback chair. What I remember most clearly is that day I realized I want to be a writer. That idea planted … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom for Executive Board (Day 4)

ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom in decision making for the ACFW Executive Board Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus. Father God, source … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God (Day 5)

ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God 2 Corinthians 5:9-Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. Dear Heavenly Father, As we move toward the hope of giving all glory … Continue reading

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