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Monthly Archives: August 2017

ACFW Conference Prayer – For All Attending to Rest in God’s Timing (Day 21)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 21 – 8/31/17 – FOR ALL ATTENDING TO REST IN GOD’S TIMING FOR THEIR LIVES Psalm 37: 4-5 – “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Research

by Diana Wallis Taylor Anytime I prepare to write a new book, the matter of research comes up. What do I need to know to accurately present my main characters? Jewish background and customs are more familiar since I have … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Carol Award Finalists (Day 22)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 22 – 8/30/17 FINALISTS IN THE CAROL AWARDS But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver … Continue reading

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The Ministry of Christian Fiction

By Renee Blare Have you ever wondered about your ministry as a Christian author? Is it make-believe stories? Does it lie with ideas in your head? Or with success? Is it a ministry or a career, both? I’ve thought about … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – The Volunteers (Day 23)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 23 – 8/29/17 – THE VOLUNTEER WORKERS …but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.  Romans 6:13 Heavenly Father, … Continue reading

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Three Tips for Making Up with Your Characters

By Melissa Tagg Several weeks ago during an author Q&A, I was asked to name a sport to which I’d compare my writing journey. I didn’t even have to think about it: hockey. It’s possible I gave this answer solely … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For All Attending to Have a Servant’s Heart (Day 24)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 24 – 8/28/17 – FOR ALL ATTENDING TO HAVE A SERVANT’S HEART TOWARD THOSE AROUND THEM Father God, thank You for the Holy Spirit working in and through us without limit. … Continue reading

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Why “Brand” Matters…Or Does it Really?

By Cynthia Herron As a writer, you’ve probably given some thought to your “brand.” (And if you haven’t, now’s the time!) “Brand” to an author is what water is to wildflowers. It quenches, sustains, and breathes life into an otherwise … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – For the Technology to Work (Day 25)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 25 – 8/27/17 – FOR THE TECHNOLOGY TO WORK For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.  – 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: First-Time Attendees (Day 26)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 26 – 8/26/17 –  FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES Father God, We thank You for who You are and all You mean to us. We acknowledge you as Jehovah Jireh, our Provider. You meet … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Conference Staff (Day 27)

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 27 – 8/25/17 –  CONFERENCE STAFF Dear Lord. Thank You for the conference staff who tirelessly work throughout the year to provide us with the best conference possible. Without asking for … Continue reading

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Know Your Audience!

By JPC Allen Author’s Note: This article first appeared on Rebecca Waters’s site A Novel Creation at WatersWords.com.  After I finished my YA Christian fiction novel and edited it a few hundred times, I looked into publishing it.  All agents … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer – Day 28

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 28 – 8/24/17 –  SPOTLIGHT SESSIONS Proverbs 2:6 – “For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Father, thank You for the opportunity to attend Spotlight Sessions … Continue reading

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ACFW Conference Prayer: Day 29

2017 ACFW CONFERENCE – 40 DAYS OF PRAYER DAY 29 – 8/23/17 – PAID CRITIQUERS AS THEY WORK ON SUBMISSIONS “May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal … Continue reading

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A Narrative Orphan Becomes a Favorite Child

By Glynn Young I’m writing a fiction series. Two books have been published. The fourth has been sitting in manuscript form, some 70,000 words, for quite some time. There was too big of a story gap between No. 2 and … Continue reading

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