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Getting The Most From A Writers Conference

By Rachel Hauck I confess it took me awhile to get the hang of writers conferences. Why? Because I attended with the hope of networking with the best of the best or pitching a knock-their-socks-off story idea. My focus was … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Early Bird and Post Conference Sessions

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 3 – Topic: Early Bird and Post-Conference Sessions Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Dear God: Thank You for making the Early Bird and Post-Conference sessions … Continue reading

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Got Conference Nerves? You’re Not Alone!

By Grace Hitchcock Three years ago, I attended my first writers conference and I cannot tell you how nervous I felt! Doubts flew through my head: I’m a poser. These men and women have so much more experience than me and … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Wisdom for Executive Board

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 4 – Topic: Wisdom in decision making for the Executive Board as they meet Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind … Continue reading

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The Blank Page

By Henry McLaughlin Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.  –William Faulkner How many of us hesitate to start writing? Even authors who have been at it … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Worship Pleasing to God (Day 6)

Day 6 – Topic: 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. Lord, as we meet each day for a time of … Continue reading

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Mixing Truth in Fiction

By Jodie Wolfe As a reader and writer of historical romance, I’m one of those people who read the author notes at the end of the book to discover which part of the story is based on various historical happenings … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Health for all Attendees (Day 7)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 7 – Topic: Health for all attending the conference Psalm 139:14a–I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Father God, we give thanks to You today for … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Research Fanatic

By Kathleen Denly Most campers pray for clear skies and pleasant weather. The summer before my senior year of high school, however, I was fervently praying for a rainstorm. Not just any rainstorm. I wanted a gully-washing downpour that would … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For a Smooth Registration (Day 8)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 8 – Topic: For a Smooth Registration Romans 8:28–And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according … Continue reading

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Am I a Real Writer?

By Christa MacDonald In the news recently an actor who had been on a successful TV show was seen working at a grocery store. Someone took a surreptitious picture of him and posted it online saying how surprised they were … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For Casey Miller (Day 9)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 9 – Topic: Casey Miller as he finalizes appointments Hebrews 4:16–Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to … Continue reading

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Three Boredom-Busting Tips

By Linda W. Yezak “The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself”—John Mortimer. If you follow Mortimer’s rule not to bore yourself, chances are good you won’t bore your reader either. … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: For the Families We Leave at Home (Day 10)

2018 ACFW Conference 40 Days of Prayer Day 10 – Topic: The Families We Leave at Home Romans 8:26-27–In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but … Continue reading

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Conference Dos and Don’ts

By Patricia Bradley With ACFW Conference coming up, I’m sure you’ve seen all the blogs about what you should do and not do at the conference. You know, things like take a one-sheet for your work, not the whole manuscript, … Continue reading

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